How your dollar goes to work for the mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.
The mission of the Foundation is to support short-term, mid-term and long-term goals with the aim of improving maternal mortality outcomes for women and girls in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the world: 28% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have children (UNFPA, 2019). The human capital situation remains challenging, and the COVI9-19 pandemic has exacerbated it. The need for a program that would deliver babies of such young mothers safely whilst providing health education, pre- and post-natal care, and a pathway back to school or a job was very evident.
We work with our partners at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone to provide services to women, girls, and children. Many of these girls face social and economic problems and the Aberdeen Women’s Centre provides support to re-integrate them to their communities’ post-delivery.
On top of access to first-rate health care, these young girls and women participate in a range of activities focused on:
- social awareness,
- literacy and numeracy skills and
- health education, all taught by our on-site teaching staff.
Main goal: To transform the lives of young girls and women through education and empowerment at the most vulnerable moments in their lives, both economically and emotionally, through rebuilding their self-esteem and confidence.
The Aminata Maternal Foundation is committed to raising funds to reduce Infant Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone and working with the community by providing them the resources the build a sustainable life for themselves.
We believe the opportunity to drive awareness and encourage positive action for women and girls is now more important than ever. To help make sure we are well positioned to drive this change we are currently investing in our fundraising programs.
For every $1 we spend we aim to contribute $2 for the world’s mothers and babies through Aminata Maternal Foundation programming.
Investing in fundraising programs now will help us to reach more generous donors and build partnerships with organisations and relationships with people who really care about our work with mothers and babies and young teenage mothers in Sierra Leone.
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