Aid & Development
“I want to open a tailoring shop for my business,” said Brenda. “With this I will raise my family, and I am going to train others and share my skills with them. May God bless the donors and African Enterprise for enabling me to know how to pray and share a word of God!”
Brenda, Malawi Tailoring Project
SOME OF THE AID AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS YOU SUPPORT EACH YEAR
1. Tanzania HIV and AIDS Education Project
This project helps educate approximately 10,000 children each year and reach a community of over 60,000 people.
2. Ghana Street Children Apprenticeship Project (SCAP)
Together we have helped give apprenticeships to 50 young people living in Accra each year. Read More
3. Women in Need Skills Training (WIN)
A special segment of the SCAP project which focuses on training young women who are in need. Read More
4. Kenya Mathare Women Empowerment Project
96 vulnerable women had their lives transformed and were empowered with skills to start businesses and provide for themselves.
5. Malawi Tailoring Project
Each year, around 40 women’s lives are changed in Malawi with new skills and abilities. These vulnerable women would otherwise be caught up in prostitution.
6. Kenya Korogocho Latrines
The sanitation project in the Korogocho slum has positively impacted 72 households by enabling them to have access to clean latrines due to your support.
7. Rwanda Water Project and Women’s Self Help Groups
a) The Kabuga Community in Kigali, Rwanda can now provide clean water to 700 people.
b) Women’s Self Help Groups. Fostering communities and building empowered Rwandans. Read More
8. George Whitefield College (GWC, Cape Town, South Africa) – Disadvantaged Students Fund & Capacity Development Fund
AE works in partnership with GWC to support disadvantaged students to complete their studies. Read More
“It has never been easy for me since I dropped out of school due to lack of funds. My life has been under the control of friends who manage to feed me. The good part of me tells me it is better to learn vocational skills in order to become self-sufficient. There was no means for me to learn any trade. By the grace of God, I heard about the good work AE is doing so I made a move to the office. Lo and behold I was given the opportunity to learn aluminum fabrication. Though I have just started I am hopeful it will end well for me. May the good Lord bless African Enterprise for the good work they are doing.”
Alex Collins Seddoh, Ghana Street Children Apprenticeship Project (SCAP).
“Once I complete my training in 2 months’ time, I am hoping to start a small dressmaking and embroidery business near where I live. Once my business is stable, I will also create opportunities for other women interested in learning a skill to come and learn from me. I believe that through these skills, my life will be transformed economically and my family will live a better life. I wish to thank the Mathare Women Staff and AE for their love, support and commitment to empower me. May God richly bless you.”
Esther Wangari, Mathare Women Empowerment Project.
2017 IN REVIEW
Celebrate AE Aid & Development projects in 2017, with the following report from Director of Social Action, Janet Mwendwa, who visited in October/November.
TANZANIA (Mwanza): HIV & AIDS education in schools project
Improved learning atmosphere and better academic performance for 14,368 students in 10 schools.
The programme has created a good learning atmosphere for school children, and academic performance among girls has improved. The number of female school drop outs has been decreased, and the belief among parents and communities that HIV/AIDS is a curse from God is now over. Primary school teachers are now knowledgeable and have no fear about HIV/AIDS, as they know thoroughly how the disease is spread, and how to prevent the infection. Through the acquired knowledge, they continue to provide reliable information to young children through well designed HIV/AIDS presentations loaded with scripture and presented through social clubs, songs, role play, drama, poem and dance.
MALAWI (Lilongwe): Women Vocational Skills Project
Spiritual, economic & social empowerment of 42 vulnerable women.
This project is achieving its objectives of reaching out to vulnerable women. The women are empowered spiritually through daily devotional programs. While most of them convert to Christianity during their stay at the project, they are also empowered economically through tailoring and business management skills. They are also equipped in home economics and other social life skills. As they graduate from the tailoring school, they are well equipped to impact and transform other lives in their communities.
ZIMBABWE (Hopely): Water Project
Provision of water to a community of 53,000.
Hopely was dominated by sanitation challenges due to scarce water supply. Hopely area has a population of over 53,000 people and very limited clean water access. Sinking the Hopely borehole was an answer to prayer. During the commissioning of this borehole, the leadership of Hopely expressed their gratitude to the African Enterprise team as they confessed that the sinking of this borehole was a clear demonstration of God’s love to the community.
GHANA (Accra): Street Children Apprenticeship Project (SCAP)
Rescuing and empowering 46 children.
SCAP has managed to rescue many young people from lives marred by robbery, prostitution and drug abuse. As the young people walk with their mentors in business training, their lives are transformed. While about 40% of the apprentice end up getting employed by the business mentors, 60% run successful businesses after the trainings. They learn the business skills as well as business ethics through observation of their mentors. It is particularly encouraging when some of these successful young people end up employing or mentoring other young people who are being rescued from the streets.
Through social action projects, AE is very clearly showing the love of Jesus. The collaboration of national teams and support offices in project implementation and resource mobilisation is commendable. In all projects monitored, there is strong evidence that lives are being transformed, and we give God all the glory.
Pan African Director Aid & Development
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