ACIEDafrica Social Innovation Programmes in Health and Education Sectors

ACIEDafrica Social Innovation Programmes in Health and Education Sectors


Behavioral Health Equity Promotion
ACIEDafrica’s effort is focused on advancing health equity, ensuring that everyone (including children, adolescents and older people) has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The rights to access high-quality and affordable health care services and support for all populations, including people living in the underserved communities, ethnic minority, persons with disabilities, persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality as well as low income earners.

We intend to achieve this through the following five (5) key strategies:

i) Data strategy - utilizes state and community data to identify, monitor, and respond to behavioral health disparities;
ii) Policy strategy - promotes policy initiatives that strengthen the impact of national programs in advancing good health and well-being of all population;
iii) Community partnership: Promotes local partnership and awareness for creating healthy environment through community-based policies and practices.
iv) Quality practice and workforce development strategy –expands the behavioral health workforce capacity to improve outreach, engagement, and quality of healthcare for minority and underserved populations;
v) Communication strategy – increases awareness and access to information about behavioral health disparities and strategies to promote behavioral health equity.


Inclusive Education for the Disabled, and Children at Risk Program
By confronting poverty, lacking infrastructure and socio-cultural discrimination, we strive to provide a quality education and a brighter future for the under-privileged child who might otherwise have no education. ACIEDafrica works in indigenous communities to increase access to quality primary education to some of the most disadvantaged out of school children (OOSC). We pursuit inclusive education for the Disabled and Poor Children through innovative interventions, facilitation, capacity building, strengthening and initiation of community approach for sustainable development. We support friendly and caring teaching methods to impart education to the disabled children or at risk children without giving extra mental pressure or burden and extend their education in a meaningful constructive way.

Our programme strategy centres on these objectives:

1. To identify the need for and to provide appropriate therapeutic services in the area of speech and hearing by trained and certified Special Teachers.
2. To provide proper care management of the child.
3. To engage parents and families through counseling as an integral part of the preparatory intervention and ensure their participation in every stage of our child developmental programmes.
4. To ensure implementation of adequate measure for Disabled child education in the targeted area.
5. To improve the quality and effectiveness of the educational, social and economic growth of the disabled child and children from the economically and socially backward background.
6. Community sensitization

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Education for Schools and Communities
ACIEDafrica is supporting effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programming and education in schools and communities.
Our strategy focuses on four major elements –
i. child friendly innovative WASH facilities/infrastructure;
ii. hygiene and sanitation best practices through training for school children and teachers;
iii. outreach in communities to raise awareness on severity of “period poverty” as a public health, human rights and socio-economic issues;
iv. advocacy for better mensural health education and policies.

Our activities include;

 The provision of innovative water, sanitation and handwashing facilities and materials in public schools and disadvantaged communities;
 Training on good practices in hygiene and sanitation in public schools, communities and societies, as well as public campaign against open defecation;
 Advocacy and sensitization for better menstrual hygiene/health education and policies especially in rural areas,
 Programmes to encourage children and young adults to act as agents of change as hygiene advocates in their homes and communities.

Our school-based activities are specifically focused on improving children’ enrolment and retention rates in schools through provision of clean water and good sanitation system, and offer training on how to maintain healthy environment. ACIEDafrica strongly promotes girl or woman-friendly sanitation facilities – toilets that are equipped with facilities for menstrual hygiene. We also provide special training to female students in public schools on menstrual hygiene management and sup