OUR PROGRAMS

As we seek to promote human development holistically by tackling poverty through advocacy and service delivery at community, local and national levels, the organization has mapped out the following programs through which methods and strategies are designed to reach its target beneficiaries at all levels.

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.

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.

Peacebuilding

In the spirit of the Earth Charter, this program seeks to promote tolerance, nonviolence and peace by encouraging and supporting mutual understanding, solidarity, and cooperation among all citizens in in Africa. Comprehensive strategies will be developed to prevent violent conflict and use collaborative problem solving to manage and resolve environmental conflicts and other disputes.

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.

Education

Education has no substitute, one is either educated or not. AID-SL as an advocacy and development oriented organization, our commitment and work around education and it related issues remains a priority. As a very vital component to nation’s sustainable growth, we believe it must be embraced by all.

Since our establishment, we have undertaken several activities that has both promote education and at the same time introduced practical initiatives that support the livelihoods and empower citizens in Sierra Leone, and across Africa. This includes both formal and non-formal interventions which are not limited to; Tailoring, Gara Tye-Dying, Business Development Training for young people, ICT trainings and support to schools and schools going children and pupils in both primary and secondary schools etc.

At AID, we are in support of the popular saying; “Education is the key to success”.

Being that unduplicated key of which without no door for development can be open, is one of the cherished jewel that occupy vast space at the centre of our work.

Health

This Program seeks to advocate for adequate and improved health system and affordable services are offered to citizens. Women and adolescent girls’ sexual and reproductive health and its related issues are also key in our interventions. The program also aims at ensuring that citizens are actively involved in advocating for the prevention, treatment and cure of deadly diseases like HIV/AIDS and other emerging epidemic as was in the case of EBOLA in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Youth Empowerment

The goal of this program is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on path to adulthood with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. We believe that young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best efforts and reinforces personal respect. Through this program, AID seeks to create meaningful employment opportunities for youths with special emphasis on young girls and the less privileged.

Entrepreneurship

The program seeks to offer a range of services including Business Development Services (BDS), Financial Literacy and Inclusion (FLI) catering for the diverse needs of people in both rural and urban communities seeking to set up or expand business in their respective countries while also providing more general career counseling and support to any person seeking to understand entrepreneurship and employment options available to them. The programme design has been shaped by in-depth understanding of the needs of people across Africa. The programme will also harness the strengths of a number of key partners including business leaders, training institutions and the private sector. In all of our interventions, women and young people take the lead.

Environment / Climate Change

The program seeks to address issues relating to Climate Change especially in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa. We strongly believe that whatever we do to tackle climate change will serve as a legacy for our future generation. Climate change and global poverty have attracted a lot of attention in recent years as key global justice challenges of our times. Both are serious challenges to the future health and prosperity of our planet. They must be combated simultaneously; we cannot take care of one without addressing the other. An effective attack on poverty and the ill effects of climate change requires taking comprehensive action that encompasses both issues. We cannot fight climate change without considering the rising energy needs of poor people and countries, nor can we effectively address global poverty without accounting for the impacts of climate change on agriculture, disease patterns, and violent weather events, all of which particularly impact the poorest countries.

ICTs for Development

The program seeks to promoting the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Sustainable Peace and Development. We believe that adequate access to ICT tools especially by youths and women will contribute greatly in enhancing the development of people and their communities.

People Living with Disabilities

The program seeks to promote the rights of people living with disabilities and advocate for them to have equal access to opportunities with regards livelihood and freedom of expression and movements.

Agriculture

Agriculture is a significant part of many countries in Africa. For instance, in Sierra Leone, agriculture accounts for at least 58 percent of its national GDP. In our efforts to make food security a reality in Africa, AID seeks to not only advocate for farmers but to also support them with adequate tools and other resources in producing sufficient food for their families, communities and countries as a whole.

WaSH

Water is Life! It is undoubtedly true that water is a very important aspect of man’s life and so also a very pertinent aspect of Human Rights. As an organization seeking to ensure the livelihood and sustainability of humanity, this program is mainly to advocate and promote Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH).

Good Governance

This program is geared towards promoting Democracy, Good Governance and a Corrupt-Free society and ensuring that Youths and Women are active participants in governance and anti corruption campaigns at local, national and international levels.

Sports & Recreation

It has been proven that sports can play a very important role in achieving and maintaining peace and development amongst people and communities. This program is directed towards promoting peace and development through different sporting and recreational activities in local communities across Africa.

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