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Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls

by Asia America Initiative
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls
Clean Water & Nutrition for 1,000 Interfaith Girls

Summary

Poverty, hunger, communal violence and limited public health plague Muslim Mindanao, Philippines. Sulu Province remains near the bottom of the UN's Human Development Index. A school-aged population of some 350,000 impoverished children -- more than half girls and 12 percent Christian -- lack clean water. Worldwide, female students are most affected in similar schools. We will assist schools with a total of 1,000 girls, to create clean water systems, improved hygiene and daily nutrition.

$12,000
total goal
$11,885
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

Poverty, hunger, communal violence and limited public health plague Muslim Mindanao, Philippines. Sulu Province remains near the bottom of the UN's worldwide Human Development Index. A school-aged population of some 350,000 children are mostly impoverished and suffering from hunger. Female students are often most affected. We will assist schools with a total of 1,000 girls to build clean water systems, WASH facilities and adequate nutrition essential for improved health and education.

Solution

We will assist elementary schools with a total of 1,000 girls to build clean water systems, WASH facilities and adequate nutrition through school lunches cooked by volunteer mothers. Conflict between Muslims and Christians is heightened due to poverty. With improved water delivery at each school, we will encourage the expansion of school-based gardens to provide fresh foods at each school. Soaps will improve interfaith children's health for better classroom performance and more days in school.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact of this program is to improve health and school conditions. We also build peace by empowering Christian and Muslim communities to respect and support each other, with an emphasis on daughters and grand-daughters . AAI serves as mediators and social healers. Our inter-faith activities dispel fear and biases that alienate communities who feel alone and abandoned. Positive interaction and equal treatment of all girls generate mutual respect and friendship.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.asiaamerica.org/​
Asia America Initiative website

Organization Information

Asia America Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Albert Santoli
Washington, DC United States
$115 raised of $12,000 goal
 
4 donations
$11,885 to go
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