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You’ve set the pace

By Erica Sufani / November 2, 2020

We can’t believe how much support we’ve already received for our #AMFWalkingChallenge2020. So many people have been willing to help us fundraise for the much needed maternal health support during […]

‘Rising Heart’ and raising spirits in the Women’s Weekly

By Erica Sufani / August 14, 2020

Have you seen the September issue of Women’s Weekly yet? This month features a six-page special on the life & journey of Aminata. She talks about her life during the […]

Show your thanks this Mother’s Day!

By Sophie Roden / May 5, 2020

MOTHER’S DAY IS ON SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020 This Mother’s Day make your mother feel extra special by helping mothers on the other side of the world. Give the gift […]

Supporting Women and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sophie Roden / April 18, 2020

Women and children are often the worst affected during public health crises. The Aminata Maternal Foundation is working with the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone to ensure that […]

International Women’s Day 2020

By Erica Sufani / March 5, 2020

International Women’s Day celebrates women all over the world, highlighting women’s achievements in all professional fields and aspects of society. In doing so, the day raises awareness against bias and […]

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Black History Month

By Erica Sufani / February 9, 2020

Our CEO and Founder Aminata Conteh-Biger is the inspiration behind what we do. Aminata lived a healthy and happy life in Freetown, Sierra Leone with her father. Though her life […]

International Day of Education

By Erica Sufani / January 23, 2020

Education is a human right. Without inclusive and accessible education that provide lifelong opportunities, the cycle of poverty leaves many children and adults around the world at a great disadvantage. […]

Save the date – Bluff & Swagger 2019

By Erica Sufani / June 23, 2019

Aminata Maternal Foundation warmly invites you to Bluff and Swagger on Friday, September 6th, at Athol Hall, Ashton Park, Mosman. $150.00 per ticket $1450.00 for table of 10 $2000 corporate […]

Day 3 – House Manager Aminata’s story

By Erica Sufani / May 28, 2019

HOUSE MANAGER – AMINATA’S STORY I have sat here for ages wondering where to begin Aminata’s story, the house manager of AMF’s Accommodation and Training Hostel. I want to do […]

Day 2 – Update from Sierra Leone

By Erica Sufani / April 26, 2019

26th April 2019 Speaking to the mothers at the clinic We began the day in the maternity ward, talking to the new mothers, hearing their stories and doting on their […]

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In 2020 Sierra Leone overturned a ban prohibiting pregnant girls from attending school. However, teens are not encouraged to study when they are expecting.

According to the 2019 census, at the age of 19, nearly half of Sierra Leonean girls have started having babies. That means that almost half of them are deprived of education.

The "Dream Team Program" aims to transform their lives through income-generating skills and empowerment at the most vulnerable moment in their lives, both economically and emotionally, through rebuilding their self-esteem and confidence.

Learn more on our Highlights or visiting our Website
https://aminatamaternalfoundation.org/mission/our-projects/the-dream-team/

*In order to comply with the government COVID restrictions the Dream Team Program is currently suspended.

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We wish that in 2021 more children can have a safe start in life.

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About one year ago @freedomfromfistula welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex to the Aberdeen Women’s Centre (AWC) in Sierra Leone.

During her visit she learned about the AWC programs that treat children with severe injuries caused by rape and FGM, including paralysis and incontinence. HRH's visit was essential to help raise awareness of the importance to expand the services to support child victims of rape.

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Our CEO's memoir is also available at @cityofvincentlibrary

An inspiring story to start 2021

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Having a baby can cause a huge impact in a women’s life, especially in young women's lives. ⁠

The @AminataFoundation came about following the birth of @AminataConteh-Biger 's two beautiful children. She envisioned women in Sierra Leone to be able to access their basic human rights. ⁠

That’s why we work tirelessly to help as many women as possible to deliver their babies with dignity and safety.

With your incredible support we not only made it through 2020, but our community grew bigger and stronger than ever. Thank you!

Please keep supporting us, motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end.


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Each and every one of you is making a meaningful impact this Christmas. Thank you!!

From the AMF family to yours

Happy Holidays!

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A story of sadness is one of hope when someone is not alone.

Pregnant and abandoned, Mabinty could access safe maternal healthcare and a place to stay when she most needed.

Please keep supporting us. Together we can give the gift of hope this Christmas.

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What are you doing in March next year – on Monday 8 March, to be exact?

You’re invited to join us for a very special in person (hooray!) IWD event in Sydney with three powerful speakers - @Aminata_Conteh_Biger, Jane Caro AM and @TeelaReid.

IWD is one of the most popular events on the Business Chicks calendar. There’s something about our IWD events; they’re just … special. It’s pure magic when women come together to celebrate women en masse.

Come alone, bring a friend or buy a table - just don't miss out on the limited tickets! Head to the link in @businesschicks now.

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