Once again we would like to thank you for your grace and generosity in supporting Asian Aid. Your priority as well as ours has been to protect the disadvantaged and vulnerable children we support. This need has been amplified as a result of COVID.
Our primary focus throughout 2020 has been to ensure we mitigated the risks of our sponsored children falling through the cracks, as lockdowns commenced and children were returned home. In considering that home is not always the safest place, the following objectives were implemented:
Through our Family Food Fund we have managed to support thousands of children and their families. This year we will implement a program that aims to improve nutritional outcomes for children and their families in order to improve diets and create sustainable options for families across all our projects.
Through our welfare checks and family visits we have identified families that will require additional support for both the child and their family. These families have been identified as being at a higher risk of not returning to school because their ability to learn was restricted at home during lockdowns. We have launched the No Child Left Behind campaign because additional funding will be required to ensure we don’t lose them out of the system.
Our priority has been to keep our children in the education system, that is why we moved our focus from Return To Learning to Back to School and in this newsletter we will be launching a new campaign called Back at School to ensure the children have an enhanced school experience increasing participation and attendance.
We are also pleased to announce our Communities with Adventist Schools in Bangladesh project will be expanding to another three village schools. This will not only impact the school itself, but this will also benefit the Adventist families and communities that surround those schools.
We take our responsibility as a supporting ministry seriously as we continue to grow as an organisation. Our aim is to ensure all children and their families not only have the opportunity of education and improved financial circumstance, they also have greater opportunities to grow in faith.
Thank you again for your support and ongoing prayers.
Paul Esau – CEO
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