Access to Safe Education in Haiti
In the community of Cite Soleil, Haiti where violence reigns, World Hope continues to serve children by providing access to safe, quality education. More information
Answering the Call: Supporting Tajikistan’s COVID Response
As COVID-19 cases spread in Tajikistan, people in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) grew increasingly worried about their health, their finances, and their future. People with COVID-19 symptoms living in this remote and mountainous area had limited accessibility to health centers because of difficult terrain and poor roads.
The Aga Khan Foundation and USAID's Thrive Tajikistan project stepped in to assist by supporting a virtual helpline. The helpline connected community members to healthcare and provided mental health support to both community members and healthcare professionals. Thrive Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Health Services also launched a mobile health initiative with Tcell, one of the biggest telecommunications companies in Tajikistan, to reach 1,672 community members with text messages on COVID-19, nutrition, and sanitation. More Information
Beyond early childhood education
FHI 360, through its local Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs, is working to provide the children of migrant farmworkers with high-quality, affordable, and reliable early childhood education. Explore this photo story to learn how MSHS is making a difference in the lives of migrant farmworkers.
Creating virtual safe spaces for people affected by HIV
For Fouzia Farid-Mabrouki, a Moroccan psychologist, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown her that virtual therapy works. And it helps people feel safe—“especially those who want to be anonymous.” Since September 2021, FHI 360 has partnered with local psychologists to provide stigma-free mental health care to those living with HIV—including members of the LGBTQ+ community—in the MENA region through the MENA Moves project. Learn more.
Equipped to Respond: Organizational Sustainability in Kenya
Uasin Gishu County Youth Bunge Forum (UGCYB), a community-based organization in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County, works to support youth employment opportunities and community engagement.
In 2020, as UGCYB sought to meet community needs during the pandemic, they called upon skills developed by participating in the Yetu Initiative’s bootcamp. The Yetu Initiative, a partnership between the Aga Khan Foundation and USAID, hosts bootcamps to build the capacity of local organizations to raise Kenyan resources for Kenyan needs. The bootcamps offer practical training, coaching, mentoring, and peer learning to help organizations successfully launch local fundraising campaigns.
The bootcamp helped UGCYB establish partnerships with corporations and the county government, which allowed them to distribute more than 20,000 masks in low-income areas of their county, including informal settlements. More Information