Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
One in five people in developing countries live on less than $1.25 a day. Millions of others live on only slightly more, and are at risk of slipping back into extreme poverty. Poor health and lack of access to education both result from poverty and help perpetuate it. Conflicts and disasters also contribute to these dire circumstances, undermining social and economic stability.
ALFI works with governments, other UN agencies and partners to improve access to education to African men, women and children (nursery rhymes for children) by giving them all the tools for being daily operational and able to solve problems by their own . This empowers them to study, work, and raise their communities out of poverty. We stand for population without voice to defend their rights, their convictions, their values for living in the dignity. We will soon do more workshops and fellowship program for young African people to understand effectively how they can make change our comportment, negative mindset for the development of their community. We have the power to connect and guide them to go out of poverty and it’s our main mission.
ALFI also works to eliminate harmful practices like child marriage, which keep girls from school, and advocates for young people’s access to health care, skills development and jobs. Healthy, educated, employed and empowered young people improve not only their own prospects but the prospects of their community as well. Nations may realize a ‘demographic dividend’ – a boost in economic productivity – when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce relative to the number of dependents.
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
Some 103 million young people around (way around meaning) the world lack basic literacy skills; more than 60 per cent of them are women. Additionally, research shows that a majority of young people lack sufficient knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health, leaving them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections, adolescent pregnancy and a host of other concerns.
ALFI works with governments to promote gender equality as well as investments in education and opportunities for young people. ALFI also supports programmes that human rights, citizen engagement, sustainable development and life skills to vulnerable adolescent girls, and helps to develop and implement comprehensive sexuality education, which teaches young people about their bodies, health and disease prevention.
Equipping women and girls with the ability to choose the timing and number of their children also helps them stay in school.
Goal 11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
More than half the global population lives in cities, and the numbers of urban residents are only growing. Cities offer the promise of education, jobs, and health and social services, yet too many people are unable to access these benefits. Many urban residents live in slums and contend with extreme poverty and exclusion.
ALFI works with partners to promote inclusive urbanization, including by improving access to health care and opportunities in urban slums. ALFI also advocates for the welfare and sustainability of urbanizing communities, and helps gather data about their needs.
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