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The African Aid Organization, Inc. (AFAID) is a non-profit organization devoted to providing first-class assistance, support, and education to the most vulnerable children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Not only AFAID is working on a thorough and accurate understanding of HIV among young men and young women (aged 15-24) in sub-Saharan Africa, it also helps to make the world much better by helping the children in that region to be able to accomplish their goals, free of the daily struggles of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS and other abuse. Like children all around the world, these children are smart, ambitious and creative but they just need the resources to demonstrate their potential. AFAID believes that HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty strikes mostly when household resources prove insufficient to secure the essentials of dignified living. The consequences of such a situation are devastating; they include hunger, children out of school, exposure to unnecessary health risks, and the diminution of household back-up resources.
Our goal is to increase youth’s commitment and abilities to avoid or reduce behaviors that put them at risk of infection. We share our message through a series of interactive theatrical presentation workshops conducted every year and through one-on-one weekly outreach sessions. Along with addressing HIV/AIDS, AFAID provides means to minimize the effects of poverty. This later tool prevents young girls to engage in transactional sex as a survival strategy.
For ten years, African Aid Organization Incorporated (AFAID) has been supporting vulnerable children and their families in order to meet their diverse needs, while bringing joy and hope into their lives. AFAID continues to provide a myriad of services in the area of Prevention education and interventions, financial and psychosocial support as well as Poverty reduction. In addition, AFAID acts as advocates on behalf of vulnerable children and marginalized populations.
Along with providing support, protection against exploitation, abuse and violence, we are also committed to helping them to become more productive and self sufficient. This allows them to avoid At-Risk behavior, reduce school dropout at early age. Since our inception in 2002, we have inspired over 50 volunteers to aid in our community-based efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. Our volunteers are renowned for their compassion, leadership, expertise, and guidance.
- Louis Banag
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