How will the Aminata Maternal Foundation respond to the likely surge of teenage pregnancies as a result of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone?
Through their Dream Team program. Their aim is to transform lives through education and empowerment at the most vulnerable moments in their young lives.
How can you help?
By walking! As a result of lockdown and restrictions during COVID-19, many more people have been out and about enjoying the beautiful sunshine by walking, running and cycling. Why not turn that exercise into a worthwhile cause and sign up to the AMF Walking Challenge today!
What a festive fundraising event!
Thank you @masada_college for the incredible support.
We can't wait to start the #amfwalkingchallenge with some of you! Team Masada! 💛
Our Year 9 students have been fundraising for Aminata Maternal Foundation (AMF) as part of their social justice program. The foundation came about from Aminata’s near death experience while giving birth to her daughter. Aminata shared her story with Year 9 and her desire to seek improvements for women during childbirth in her country of birth, Sierra Leone. The lifetime risk of dying while having a baby in Sierra Leone is 1 in 17. In Australia the same figure is 1 in 8,700. Kol Hakavod Year 9 with the huge effort organising the fundraising activities! @aminatafoundation
All participants who go above and beyond by fundraising $500 or more will receive their very own signed copy of Aminata’s memoir Rising Heart.
The top individual fundraiser will win a lunch with our CEO Aminata Conteh-Biger to thank you for all your efforts to help save the lives of women and babies in Sierra Leone. (At this stage offer for Sydney residents only).
The Grace Tales podcast has just signed up to the AMF Walking Challenge! Thank you @georgieabay for your ongoing support.
Join team @thegracetales or create your own. Let's walk for mums!
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I have just signed up for the #AMFWalkingChallenge2020 from 1st November to 14th November inspired by this incredible woman @aminata_conteh_biger, the CEO of the @aminatafoundation, and also my own birth story.
Six weeks after my second baby Lottie was born prematurely, I experienced a late post-partum haemorrhage and was rushed to hospital. I was there for a week, and in that time, the bleeding wouldn’t stop. I was given five blood transfusions and eventually, underwent a curette to remove the retained placenta. It was the scariest thing I've ever gone through and I'll never forget it.
If I was in Sierra Leone, I wouldn’t have survived. I wouldn’t have had the medical care I did.
Get involved and sign up via the link in bio ✨ 📸 @julieadamsphotographer...
Our CEO and Founder @aminata_conteh_biger will be speaking at Bridging Careers.
Friday 23rd October at 2 pm
BridgingCareers invited Australia’s best motivational speakers to come together to offer FREE
career advice in week-long career webinar. Monday 19th – Friday 23rd October 10 am and 2 pm each day.
Other speakers include Olympic Gold Medallist & Comedian Steven Bradbury, Former news presenter, columnist and author Jacinta Tynan and Former Socceroo and radio broadcaster Craig Foster, Top 11 Female AFR of the year 2019 and Refugee Advocate, Nyadol Nyuon along with the country’s top HR & Recruitment Professionals.
The event is FREE and live on YouTube, in partnership with @cisco.
Walk a total of 89.6 kilometers over 2 weeks from the 1st November to 14th November. That’s 6.4 kilometers a day - the distance that Jakia (see previous post) and women like her walk to get to our hospital from Kroo Bay.
Do it all in one hit, a bit every day or however you like, but think of the women of Sierra Leone walking whilst in labour.
You can track your kilometers on your fundraising profile and don’t forget to share photos of you walking using our hashtag #amfwalkingchallenge to remind your friends and family of the amazing effort you’re putting in.
Set an individual or team fundraising target. Any individual or team who raises $500 or more will receive a signed copy of Aminata’s book ‘Rising Heart’.
Every step you take helps us safely deliver the babies of women like Jakia, and challenges you to get fit along the way.