Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Fount of Life

Bonthe District Community

According to the 'Water Project', an NGO aimed at bringing potable water to developing countries, nearly 1 billion people do not have access to potable water.

Isn't that disheartening?

Most of us waste it, we let the tap run, we have founts that pour water as a means of artistic display whist in a parallel world people are dying for the lack of it. Lack of potable water affects substantially other aspects of life. As pointed out by 'Water Project':

  • if students do not walk for miles and miles to fetch water, they will be able to receive an education and approach their potential. 
  • If there is water then there is food as crops need water in order to survive, water will therefore be the beginning of solving the issue of malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • When there is potable water, peoples health will also boost which will reduce the time they need to fight sickness and allow them to work towards a better future out of poverty.
The question becomes, how do we solve this issue? 
According to 'Water and Wastewater International' one of the solution includes the installation of plastic pipes which can provide safer water to rural communities. According to the website, plastic pipes have an estimated lifespan of over 100 years and they are virtually maintenance free. In order to address and succeed in tackling the water crisis the website goes on into stating that government, business, academia and NGOs will need to work together in order to bring prosperity through water.

Let's work together by washing away poverty from our communities. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Women beyond 'A Day'

Hello Beautiful People!

A few days ago was International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the achievements of women and a call to action to further gender parity.  

The past year has seen huge movements for women’s rights, equality, and justice in places like Mexico, Spain, Italy, the Arab States, Argentina, France, and especially the United States.  

Regardless of your stance on the issues of the day, consider the positive, educational, financial and emotional impact women have had on your life.  

As a volunteer with Africa Youth for Peace and Development, 
, and engaged on projects part of their Women Empowerment Program; our project has been selected by the GlobalGiving Foundation to participate in its Accelerator, a fundraising opportunity for nonprofits around the world.  

Today March 12th our fundraising campaign is lunching and we will need your help.  In order to succeed, we must raise $5,000 from 40 donors by March 30th. If we meet this threshold, we will be permanently featured on GlobalGiving’s website, where we have the potential to benefit from corporate relationships, exposure to a new donor network, and access to dozens of online fundraising tools. 
Please help us reach the threshold of $5,000 from 40 donors! Be one of the first people to make a donation at 

In order to ensure sustainability, we are looking to raise a total of $23,830, but $5,000 will help us launch the farm and run it for more than a year!  Your donation, no matter how large, empower women to take control of their financial and educational success.  

We’re also going to need your help spreading the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family! 

Thank you!

Be part of our donors

Be part of the change!


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Happy International Women's day!

AYPAD Sierra Leone Celebrating Women's day!
Interesting fact: Did you know that over 60 % of the health workforce in Sierra Leone is composed by women?

AYPAD believes in supporting and empowering women in order to maximise the benefits that they can provide to society. We do this through economic empowerment and education among other things.

Volunteer, Donate, Support us to support our women!

Happy International Women's day!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

AYPAD Team Benin Preparing Solutions!

AYPAD Team Benin at work!
AYPAD aims at bringing solutions to communities in Africa; our youth have the energy and the drive and if given a platform they can do amazing things. AYPAD provides support, platform, empowerment and resources to render the impossible, possible!
Support our efforts by volunteering, donating and sponsoring. Together we can make a real impact.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Let's Celebrate Our Superwomen

AYPAD believes in empowerment of women and in the positive impact that it will have in African communities. Women have an enviable stamina and are always on the move, they care for everyone in the household but they are not celebrated enough.
AYPAD advocates for a shared front line presence between men and women in governance, decision making and other leadership positions. Through empowerment, education and opportunities AYPAD aims to facilitate the next generation of gender balanced leaders and innovators.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Trees are life!

Trees are the reason why we breath and as such we should take care in ensuring they are planted constantly.
I found this interesting list of the benefits of trees on Tree People which resonates with the efforts of our AYPAD Uganda Team.
I hope after this list you will join our team in planting trees in your area!

  1. Trees combat climate change by absorbing excess carbon dioxide preventing its building up.
  2. Trees clean the air by absorbing odours and filtrating particulates on their leaves and bark.
  3. Trees provide oxygen.
  4. Trees cool the streets and cities by providing shade.
  5. Trees conserve energy by reducing need of conditioning ad fans if they surround your home.
  6. Trees save water by increasing atmospheric moisture and slows the water evaporation.
  7. Trees help preventing water pollution by preventing storm water from carrying pollutants to the ocean.When mulched they act as a sponge to filter water and recharge groundwater supplies.
  8. Trees help prevent soil erosion by holding soil in place.
  9. Trees shield children from ultra-violet rays which reduces the risk of skin cancer.
  10. Trees provide food from humans, bird and wildlife.
  11. Trees heal, they aid faster recovery by being exposed to them.
  12. Trees reduce violence by helping reducing level of fear.
  13. Trees mark the seasons, they tell us whenever the season changes.
  14. Trees create economic opportunities through fruit harvesting and selling as well as green waste management.
  15. Trees provide a space for human retreat.
  16. Trees bring diverse people together through community involvement in planting.
  17. Trees add unity by giving the community civic pride.
  18. Trees provide a home for wildlife.
  19. Trees muffle sound from streets, absorb dust  and reduce glare.
  20. Trees produce wood for fuel and craft.
  21. Trees increase property value for the beauty they add to the landscape.
  22. Trees increase business traffic by allowing the driver to look around instead of driving by.

Support the earth by planting a tree! We have given you 22 great reasons to do so.

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Congratulations to AYPAD Uganda Team for pushing forward with this endeavour of planting trees!

Monday, 8 January 2018


Sierra Rutile, Sierra Leone.
Patrik Songa motivated his team to clean the community where they live.

The Fount of Life

Bonthe District Community According to the 'Water Project', an NGO aimed at bringing potable water to developing countries, nea...