Children washing hands using clean water at school.

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Clean Water, WASH & Nutrition for 500 Muslim Girls

Poverty, hunger, communal violence and limited public health plague Muslim Mindanao, Philippines. Sulu Province remains near the bottom of the UN's worldwide Human Development Index. A school-aged population of some 350,000 children are mostly impoverished and suffering from hunger. Female students are often most affected. We will assist 3 schools with a total of 500 girls to build effective clean water systems, WASH facilities and daily nutrition essential for educational progress.

Unite Inter-Faith Children via Education and Water

In the Philippines, religious conflict and natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan during 2013-15 have caused suffering of millions of Filipino children. This program empowers elementary schools in regions where children are victims of natural and man-made disasters. Inter-faith community efforts teach students the value of cooperation. We provide clean water and hygiene tools. We support literacy, livelihood, gardening, and school lunches by parents to enhance health, economic progress and peace 

Nutrition for 200 Children with Rare Diseases

AAI supports the medical care of children in the Philippines suffering from cancer and rare genetic diseases. Beyond specialized intravenous medications, these children require extra nutrition supplements, medication for symptoms and side effects, and toys. This program provides 6 months of nutrition support and essential supplemental medication for their healing and survival [$400 per month]. We also support their creativity and holistic health by supporting their participation in the arts! 

Cancer treatment for 20 children and 30 women

In 2014, 49 of our first 50 patients in Manila became cancer free. We are now adding Hope Center in Davao, Mindanao to help doctors provide life saving medicines and nutrition for 400 additional children with cancer and the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders in manila for 100 children with genetic diseases, whose families earn less than $5 per day. The program includes nutrition, art supplies, story books and toys to instill positive attitudes, love and care. 

AAI School Clinic Support Program, August 2014

In August of 2014, Asia America Initiative reengaged with Jolo, Sulu Department of Education to support school clinics, clean water supply, and classroom materials, including books.  Our first 10 schools have a total of some 8,000 students – plus the Department of Education central clinic which serves up to 12,000 more. 

Peace through Education, Community Building, and Economic Development.