Breaking the cycle of poverty in African families through education
MADIFF believes that investing in education is one of many ways to reduce poverty. Better educated people have a greater probability of being employed, consequently be economically more productive.
SMADIFF, Inc. invests in youngsters’ future by providing scholarships to deserving students to pursue higher education. Poor people are often unable to obtain access to an adequate education, and without an adequate education people are often constrained to a life of poverty. MADIFF, Inc. have started working on its educational program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burkina Faso for the following reasons:
The Congo is listed among the poorest country in the world despite its wealth of natural resources including minerals and forests – more than 70% of its population live in poverty.
Less than a third of the relevant population was enrolled in primary education (the equivalent of elementary and middle school) in 2011. By comparison, in the United States, nearly 95% were.
Burkina Faso is also listed among the poorest country in the world. 44.6 percent of the population live below the poverty level, on less than USD 1.25 per day (Human Development Report 2013). High poverty levels, combined with the fact that Burkina Faso is landlocked, make the country’s population particularly vulnerable to economic shocks.
Hygiene and Sanitation
We advocate for better hygiene and sanitation especially in remote places and in orphanages. Good hygiene practices promote a sense of well-being. Those cleanliness practices assist in keeping people healthy and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Our mission for this project is to motivate and mobilize people to improve their hygienic practices.
Those practices that are considered hygienic include washing hands regularly, especially before eating; bathing regularly; wearing clean clothing, brushing your teeth; cutting your finger nails and covering your nose and mouth when sneezing. Teaching those practices to children prepare them for the future and adulthood. The campaign targets mainly children in vulnerable communities.
MADIFF Programm strives to:
– Tackle taboos related to sanitation
– Promote hand-washing with soap
– Advocate for safe drinking water
– Sanitation as a human right
During these advocacy and outreach campaigns, MADIFF donates sanitary products to give participants a head start towards improving their personal hygiene and health.
There are a lot of discrimination and diminished opportunities for people living with disabilities in term of education, employment, and social participation. Children living with disabilities continue to be the most excluded among all groups of children in Africa. Madiff will work to improve, increase and extend the provision for young people with special educational needs and disabilities to take part in competitive sport. Since the cost of equipment can be a barrier to sports participation, madiff will provide sport material in order to increase sporting opportunities for young people with disabilities.