SoarAge International carries out extensive research programs at its target locations to determine the population of disadvantaged women and at-risk children. The outcome of our analysis reveals the conditions and needs that need to be addressed. Our research programs are critical to identifying the causes of related problems that plague our target population and provide insight into finding solutions. We report our findings regularly to groups that control the influx of resources to Africa.
We provide counseling to women and children who are troubled with different types of psycho-social problems such as:
Health and Awareness Programs
We provide health care for free to at-risk and underprivileged children and women. Due to the diverse nature of health care delivery systems in Africa, SoarAge International is committed to assisting local hospitals with the provision of medications, hospital equipment, and furniture. Similarly, we implement basic literacy education programs to increase health and safety awareness. Some of the training programs we provide are:
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Women’s health
- Health promotion and disease prevention
- Peer-education against gender-based violence
- Children rights
- Women rights
Skills Oriented Training and Empowerment
Soarage International provides income generation education and skill-oriented training based on individual interests. Women are taught life skills for their empowerment and to help them achieve self-sustainability. We accomplish this through apprenticeship programs based on market demand and the needs of the community.
These programs include:
- Retail Management
- Laundry and soap making
Upon completion of their chosen program, we provide financial assistance for each individual to start their career path.
Visitation and Recreational
We visit orphanages and nursing homes to give the physically and mentally challenged hope and love. We organize indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Our Director of Programs for Africa is based in Nigeria and has recruited/trained many volunteers to oversee operations there. We also provide transportation for volunteers to easily visit out-reach locations.
Note on Employee and Volunteer Safety
There are numerous government sanctions against many African countries. We diligently monitor ongoing changes to ensure compliance. We will make sure that no money or aid of any kind go to any individuals or groups that have sanctions placed upon them. This includes sanctions placed upon the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor, Sudan, Zimbabwe, and upon the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are conscientious in ensuring that our volunteers, employees, and anyone associated with our organization obey these restrictions. All volunteers and employees are trained on how to avoid violating the sanctions.