CHILD AND FAMILY WELFARE
ADI commits significant resources to the operation, sustenance and support of existing children orphanages across Africa, and the direct sponsorship of children/family welfare in rural communities and refugee camps in East and West Africa. This is achieved through scheduled regular basic need provision package delivery (food, water, nutritional supplements, personal hygiene & sanitation supplies, clothing & shoes, shelter, bedding and mosquito nets); aimed at rehabilitating and nourishing orphaned, displaced, as well as children living in extremely difficult family circumstances. Shipped welfare packages also include books, writing materials, toys and fairly used surplus Canadian household items and equipment to households in Africa where they can find treasured usage. This humane surplus resources re-distribution significantly facilitates recycling, saves Canadian government recycling costs and benefits the environment; making this initiative a win-win situation.
EDUCATION, LEARNING AND RECREATION
ADI is actively involved in the provision and/or equipment of educational facilities, such as schools and libraries with books, writing materials, backpacks, computers, running shoes, etc., in orphanages and rural areas of Africa in dire need. Our Non-profit provides trade apprenticeship, career counseling and character mentorship initiatives (e.g. Commit-to-Character) to teachers and students in Africa, through Canadian Schools’ Board volunteers and African-Canadian role models. Provision of various sports and recreational equipment to enhance the well-being of students, children and youth in rural Africa. Provision of education scholarships to promising but heavily disadvantaged students whose dreams of career success will be impossible without a helping hand.
HEALTH CARE & MEDICAL SUPPLIES
ADI passionately commits resources to the provision of healthcare, sanitation and medical supplies (Surplus resources from Canadian hospitals and medical facilities) to rural clinics, as well as health education in rural Africa geared towards the prevention, treatment and eradication of prevalent communicable diseases such as Malaria and cholera. ADI works in partnership with other local NGO of African countries through various initiatives to achieve this objective.
NUTRITION AND PORTABLE WATER
ADI partners with Canadian grocery chains, households and churches to provide and ship surplus non-perishable food supplies, nutrition supplements and portable water to orphanages, rural communities and refugee camps in Africa; as well as offers financial aids and farming equipment to toward enhancing local food production in Africa. ADI works with local African communities to provide child nutrition education and other initiatives to advance this objective.
SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY
ADI works with local agencies in African countries to advance social justice advocacy and promote human rights and dignity through various initiatives such as organising workshops and symposiums aimed at discouraging prevalent societal ills e.g. child labour and child prostitution; and the encouragement of early childhood education by supporting local government initiatives through funding and logistical support.