ADVOCACY INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT (AID)

What We Do

Transforming Lives and Communities in Africa!

AID is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of Washington, USA and Sierra Leone to Support Development Initiatives in Africa. The organization is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN.

Our main targets are Children, Youth, Women and Minority groups because of the many challenging issues surrounding their growth and developments, especially in this part of the world where women, youth and children continue to face violence and abuse in their daily lives.

PROGRAMS

Human Rights

It has been discovered that the reason for the many alarming cases of abuse and violence in Schools, Homes and Communities is due to the lack of knowledge about the basic human rights and the need to respect ones rights. This program is especially designed to address these ills of society by promoting human rights education at all levels.

Child Welfare

The program seeks to promote and support child education and health care services. According to a recent studies, nine out of the ten worst countries for newborns (neo-natal mortality rates per thousand live births in 2012) are from Africa, including Sierra Leone, Somalia, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Lesotho, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Central African Republic and Côte d’Ivoire. Half of these countries were affected by conflict. To help tackle such a huge challenge in the continent, the organization seeks to advocate for and support the promotion of breastfeeding, neonatal resuscitation, kangaroo mother care for pre-term babies and the prevention and treatment of infections. We also promote campaigns against all forms of abuse against children.

Women & Girls Empowerment

The program is designed to address the challenges women and girls face in their homes & communities and to protect their rights at all levels. We are also empowering them through life skills training opportunities and basic management skills. The program also seeks to raise awareness against all forms of abuse against women and girls.

Transforming Lives and Communities in Africa for Sustainable Development!

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AWARENESS RAISING ON ADAPTIVE CAPACITIES OF WATER SERVICES TO CLIMATE CHANGE

AID Sierra Leone in partnership with UNDP Sierra Leone carried out an awareness raising campaign on Adaptive Capacities of Water Services to Climate Change in both Kono and Kambia Districts.

Despite the efforts of relevant institutions like WASH-Net, Ministry of Water Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, Local Councils and couple of others, climate changes still negatively impacts water services provisions in the project localities.

This project among other things developed the knowledge-base of the various state and non-state actors on what is feasible and essential to reduce the bad effects of climate changes to water services provision, and also promoted synergies and healthy cross-fertilization of ideas and cooperation amongst them.

It is the project’s hope that concurrent development of the capacities and awareness-raising of both the duty-bearers and rights-holders will go a long way to finding all-embracing workable solutions to the ever-increasing threat of harsh climate changes to water resources in the respective project locations.

Empowering Women & Girls!

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Strategic Partners are those institutions/organizations who’ve provided funding in the past or still provide funding to enable us implement life-changing projects in deprived and underdeveloped communities across Africa.

The SDGs

AID’s work is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).