AIMing to Care: Labadi Beach Hotel boosts charity matching fund 6 May 2019
For many of us, crossing that 5km Finish Line is as great an achievement as finishing a full marathon is for a seasoned runner. It’s an eye-opener into the extent of our capabilities and our hidden potential. Whether we go on to conquer longer distances or simply get empowered to attempt other life goals, crossing that Finish Line, a symbol of our achievement, is worth celebrating with gusto and in style.
In addition to providing a world class atmosphere for celebrating event finishers’ achievements, Labadi Beach Hotel proves itself a good corporate citizen once again by donating a generous hospitality package whose proceeds will go into the AIM Challenge for Charity Relay (C4CR) matching fund.
Raising funds is not easy, even when the cause is admittedly worthy. The AIM C4CR injects fun and camaraderie into gallant fundraisers’ efforts to marshal scarce resources to address pressing societal problems. It’s a challenge of champions, civic-minded individuals and companies that compete to see who can raise the most awareness, funds or other needed resources and have the most fun doing so for their chosen Charity Partner.
The event has raised well over Fifty Thousand Cedis for reputable local charities over the last several years, and there’s an excellent chance that our Charity Champions will double this amount by AIM Day, 27 October 2019. The mobilized resources make a measurable difference in improving the lives of the underprivileged and of those in need.
AIM Charity Champions earn the gratitude and respect of their beneficiaries and of an informed public, and gain bragging rights to indulge in a some well justified chest-beating.
Be on hand to toast their success at the 5-Star Labadi Beach Hotel.
AIMing to Care: Focus on Wise Youth Foundation 30 March 2019
The founders of this year’s AIM Charity Partner, Wise Youth Foundation (Wise Youth) recognized a serious problem in their communities and resolved to combat it. This is how leaders are born, and we’re pleased to welcome Wise Youth on board the AIM fundraising platform, partly in reciprocity for its members’ past affiliation as valued AIM volunteers.
The problem these young community leaders identified is the alarming incidence of teenage pregnancies that lead to young girls dropping out of school and stunting their economic and other potential as well as those of their children.
Pregnancy among adolescent girls—defined as ages 15 to 19—is a global problem, but as with many development challenges, Ghana’s teen pregnancy rate is much higher than the global average of less than 6%. Statistics in Ghana for 2016 indicate that nearly 18% of said adolescents were pregnant with their first child or had already given birth. In addition to diminished economic and social prospects, teen pregnancies pose numerous health risks for both mother and child and consequently place added burdens on extended families that may already be living under impoverished circumstances. Contributing to a cycle of poverty, offspring of adolescent mothers are at increased risk of developmental problems.
Through advocacy and effective delivery of practical sexual health information, Wise Youth seeks to educate youngsters, especially girls, about adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Continue reading...