Our Thematic Focus


Human Rights Education

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 basic human rights and the need to respect one’s rights. This program is specially designed to address these ills of society by promoting human rights education at all levels.

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Women’s Empowerment

The program is designed to address the challenges women 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.


Child Welfare

The program seeks to promote and support child education and health care services. According to 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, the 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.


Youth Empowerment

The goal of this program is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, and strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope for the future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on the 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 advocate and create meaningful employment opportunities for youths with special emphasis on the less privileged and young women.

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Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs)

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


Business Development Services (BDS)

The project seeks to offer a range of services catering to the diverse needs of young people (15-35 years) seeking to set up or expand a business in the country while also providing more general career counseling and support to any young person seeking to understand the training and employment options available to them. The program design has been shaped by an in-depth understanding of the needs of young people in Sierra Leone. The program will also harness the strengths of a number of key partners including business leaders, training institutions, and the private sector.

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Climate Change

The program seeks to address issues relating to Climate Change, especially in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa and Asia. We strongly believe that whatever we do to tackle climate change will serve as a legacy for our future generations. 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.

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This Program aims at ensuring that citizens are actively involved in advocating for the prevention, treatment, and cure of deadly diseases like EBOLA and HIV/AIDS and also help eradicate or mitigate stigma. Just as clearly, experience shows that the right approaches, applied quickly enough with courage and resolve, can and do result in lowering EBOLA and HIV/AIDS infection rates and less suffering for those affected by them. An ever-growing HIV/AIDS and EBOLA epidemic is not inevitable; yet, unless action against these epidemics is scaled up drastically, the damage already done will seem minor compared with what lies ahead. This may sound dramatic, but it is hard to play down the effects of diseases that stand to kill more than half of the young adults in the countries where they have their firmest holds.

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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 regard to livelihood and freedom of expression and movements.



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 Africa. Comprehensive strategies will be developed to prevent violent conflict and use collaborative problem-solving to manage and resolve environmental conflicts and other disputes.

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Water Sanitation and Hygiene (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).

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Food Security

Agriculture is a significant part of many countries in Africa. In Sierra Leone, for e.g., agriculture accounts for at least 58 percent of its national GDP. In our efforts to make food security a reality across 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, cities, and the continent as a whole.

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