The Aberdeen Women’s Centre is a self-contained facility and more than 90% of the staff are Sierra Leone nationals.
The holistic nature of the care and hiring of locals is enabled by the generous donations we received at the Aminata Maternal Foundation.
Your money directly funds the
- Safe birth of more than 100 babies each year.
- Dream Girls program, providing wrap around support to vulnerable teenage girls before, during and after childbirth.
- Skills Development Training program for 60 young women per year to learn skills that will help them gain employment or set up their own businesses.
- Midwife training with a month-long practical placement for new graduates and a program to train midwives to become midwife educators.
Empowering young women and changing lives
Sierra Leone has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the world. By funding the Aberdeen women’s centre to deliver these services and ensure these women and their babies have the best possible start in life and opportunities into the future.
Thanks to your support, in the past year 60 girls attended school, completed various employment skills training courses as well as basic literacy and numeracy lessons, life skills training, health education courses, and counselling sessions. After graduation some girls choose to go back to school, some start internships with partnering hotels, restaurants, beauty salons and tailoring shops, and some will even venture into starting their own business with the invaluable skills learned through their time attending the Centre.
Again, the Aminata Maternal Foundation gives a huge heartfelt thank you to all of you for the ongoing support given to helping these beautiful young mothers of Sierra Leone. It truly does make such a difference and reaffirms our belief that “Motherhood should mark a beginning, not an end”.