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Alive Initiative Ghana Foundation

North Legon Accra, AA, Ghana | http://www.aigfoundation.org
Joined in October 2005

About Us

Formally known as Admina Youth Foundation Ghana(AYF-Ghana), Alive Initiative Ghana Foundation (AIG-Foundation) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization, working in Ghana Since its inception in 2003, the organization has been working with children/youths, parents, government bodies and intergovernmental bodies in the promotion of community welfare. It works to identify the needs of the child especially the rural child/youths, mother,the underprivileged and the weaker section of the society through participatory approach.

Objectives :

  • To protect and make known the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child through education
  • To assist the needy child irrespective of tribe, origin, sex or religion, in the domain of social welfare
  • To protect the child/Youth from sexual exploitation, child labour and other social issues children face in in society
  • To assist children in poor communities, orphanages, centers for the disabled and street children
  • To organize youth leadership training and youth exchange programs
  • To actively take part in the prevention of HIV/AIDS especially in children/youths and women

AIG-Foundation's Mission : To promote human values through advocacy and community out-reach programs, Girl Child Enhancement Programs (GCEP), basic non-formal/formal education and vocational skills training initiatives for vulnerable children and out-of-school youth in view of building a sustainable community with improved standards of living. The main objective being to enhance their opportunities to realize their full potential and capabilities

Vision

AIG-Foundation's Our vision is for the governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations that work in development of young people to involve young people in all facets of that process. Our ultimate goal is for active youth participation to become the rule and not the exception; committed to the youth of its Communities.

What We do

AIG-Foundation' focuses its program on the following:

Child Labour

Women Empowerment

Fight against Child Labour

One of the important issues A.IG-Foundation deals with is the eradication of child labour in Ghana especially in the rural areas and fishing as well as Farming communities . AIG-FOundation seeks to use education, advocacy and reinsertion strategies to sensitize target populations and bring about a system of sustainable livelihoods for these children and their families in the labourers camps. This requires collaboration from the local communities, the government, partner organizations and the companies concerned.

HIV and AIDS

The primary goal of the HIV/AIDS Sensitization Program is to spread awareness, thereby reducing the number of new infections in Ghana. The program aims to correct common misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and to ensure that individuals have accurate information, which will help them to make informed decisions.

The sensitization program aims to:

-* Give individuals the confidence and tools to be able to negotiate sex with a partner -* Encourage individuals to think about sex and to allow them to assess the risks of any type of sexual activity -* Teach individuals how to reduce the risk of infection by encouraging abstinence, delaying sexual activity, using condoms, and reducing their number of partners -* Explain where to go to get testing, diagnosis, and counseling for HIV/AIDS -* Help individuals understand the implications of being HIV infected and to encourage them to keep themselves as healthy as possible, thereby reducing the risk of opportunistic infections -* Give caregivers information on how to care for HIV/AIDS patients

Community Sports

The main objective of our community sport program is the promotion of youths in the involvement of community development and leadership. In a society like Ghana mired in poverty, young people could be faced with a range of problems which could lead to distress and even mental illnesses. Failure at examination, family problems, unhealthy peer group relationships and drug abuse that could cause stress. Street children are vulnerable to a wide range of social ills, including drugs and alcohol abuse, gang violence, prostitution and involvement in crime. Many young people have multiple and complex difficulties which require intensive support. AIG-Foundation gives one-to-one support to young people, offering practical training, help and advice in solving their problems and helping to improve their lives. Sports, especially collective disciplines like football, basketball, tennis, etc, could provide useful remedies. It could help children/youths to develop team spirit, tolerance and living without violence. Our project is all about football and different games as a cultural mediator and a medium for social development.

Sports play a vital role in the economic and social well being of our communities, state and nation. Those who excel in sports could become bread winners for their families and change their fortunes dramatically. World famous players like Micheal Essian are from poor desolate families. AIG-Foundation mobilizes people willing to contribute time, resources and expertise for the greater good of our society.

Imediate Action We intend to :

  • AIG-Foundation educates and sensitizes youths on sports for development. AIG-Foundation hope to do this by sponsoring a youth team in youth inter-schools competition in Gomoa as well as Central Region .
  • AIG-Foundation intend to carry out capacity building for youths through seminars and workshops on sports, HIV/Aids and community development, leadership and mentoring, training and community cleaning

Leadership Training

AIG-Foundation builds communities where young people in peer groups and in association with adults as their mentors come together to create positive social change. AIG-Foundation designs and implements community-based programs that provide youth with leadership skills in the areas of prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, philanthropy and civic engagement. AIG-Foundation creates educative and training programs that foster efforts towards social change across Ghana and promotes best practices in the field of youth development. Our leadership program is carried out annually for youths between the ages of 15 to 35years

Youth Exchange Program

Is your school / university group or your organization up to The Challenge? An experience of a lifetime, to make a difference within an African community and helping orphan children and underprivileged, teaching in a rural community? Our Youth Exchange offers unique educational and cultural packages that introduce you and your group to the wonders of Ghana;the Gate Way to Africa. Our expert advice and knowledge of destinations goes beyond sight-seeing. We specialize in integrating the traveler(s) with the local communities, for an authentic experience, through educational, humanitarian and Cultural activities. While we pre-arrange all travel details so you can maximize your time in Ghana, we also recognize the importance of independent time to explore and ’escape.’ Cultural Embrace customizes a balanced itinerary to meet your schedule, budget, interests, and passion.

Youth Empowerment

We believe the youth need to be empoered to prepare for managing the nation in future .

CDC Fashion School is one of youth empowerment programs .At CDC Fashion School , we are giving the youth the World Class Fashion Training at lower fees as well as at no charge for people from uder previledge homes .

Formally known as Admina Youth Foundation Ghana(AYF-Ghana), Alive Initiative Ghana Foundation (AIG-Foundation) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization, working in Ghana Since its inception in 2003, the organization has been…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth

Location

  • Asempa City ,Off Kasoa New Market Road, Kasoa, North Legon Accra, AA 23321, Ghana
    P.O. BOX AB 182ABEKA ACCRA

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