We have sponsored the education of 40 Guinean girls since 2008 at the Ecole Primaire de Tombo II through the Better Schools Project. To offset high school costs and improve attendance, we provided school supplies (uniforms, notebooks, pens and backpacks), toys, personal hygiene products and small stipends to our sponsored girls. We also sponsored school fees for select students who faced considerable hardship and were at risk.
We built a water site at the Ecole Primaire de Tombo II that benefited 1630 students, their teachers, and the surrounding community. We renovated classrooms at the Ecole Primaire de Abdoulaye N’diaye. The renovation included fixing broken floors, painting classrooms and renovating blackboards. We also donated bags of cements and other construction tools to the community of Kamba to support their effort of building a school. We donated toys and supplies to students at the school and at Ecole Primaire Banlieue as part of our toys drive.
Our young supporter Paloma Claire Figueroa donated toys and story books which we donated to the 2 Octobre school in Conakry to help children in need. We also donated school supplies to a struggling public school in Dakar, Senegal.
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Last month, Sahiyo hosted the webinar “Critical Intersections Between Anti-racism and FGC” which U.S. Executive Director Mariya Taher moderated. The four experts panelists who are survivors of FGM were Ms. Leyla Hussein, Ms. Aarefa Johari, Ms. Aissata M.B. Camara and Ms. Sunera Sadicali. They discussed oppression, racism, culture, and female genital mutilation and the ongoing struggles they face while campaigning to end the practice.
Today we launched the Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto that was assembled as a result of regional consultations held last month with over 1500 young people from 45 African countries.
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the kickoff of the #16DaysOfActivism. We partnered with the African Union Youth Envoy for a High Level Intergenerational Dialogue where we presented the Africa Young Women Beijing+25 Manifesto and handed it over to the leadership at the African Union, UN Women, Action Coalitions leaders and Generation Equality Forum.
This year’s session of the United Nations General Assembly is like no other as the world is under lockdown due to COVID19. For the first time in history, one of the world’s most important meeting was be virtual as the world could not travel to New York City.
Last night, during the High Level week of United Nations General Assembly, we came together to celebrate people who are breaking their silence to end gender based violence.
We are working in Guinea and the U.S. to end FGM by empowering community members, especially young people.
We provide poor and ultra-poor people access to clean water and latrines.
We promote the economic independence of ultra-poor individuals, specifically women and children.
We provide access to quality education in order to increase the enrollment and retention of students, especially girls.
We donate medical supplies and equipments to hospitals in developing countries.
We provide interest free business loans to entrepreneurs (especially women) in order to boost their income.
We help women tie-dyers generate income by providing them with the tools, skills, and market they need.
We promote the education of poor and ultra-poor children by working with parents, students and teachers.
We promote health and sanitation in the poorest communities by mobilizing local resources.