Values & Principles
The Association motto is “Become Useless”. This motto, which resumes AIS spirit, encompasses several principles :
- to support programs adapted to local context which requires prior social and cultural analyses
- to be an NGO with a human dimension, close to vulnerable people.
- to seek strong involvement from local partners and officials since the ultimate goal is to impact the country society.
AIS ultimate goal
is to give underprivileged but motivated African women and men the tools to achieve their goals to improve their prospects in life, where they live.
AIS aims to support local populations in taking charge of their own development, and focuses its action on providing answers to a human being’s basic needs :
- Living as opposed to surviving
- Health defined as a state of physical and social well-being
- Professional development as an essential component
AIS actions focus on the most underprivileged people of Africa
AIS sets up projects in fields where few such initiatives exist
Abandonment and family breakdowns: the phenomenon of children in distress has grown considerably over the last twenty years in Africa, and is now even worst with the COVID pandemic.
In view of the vicissitudes of life in African societies, the vulnerable young and adolescent girls of Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire must resign themselves to begging or be sexually exploited. It is a potential life sentence that AIDS, violence and early pregancy represent. AIS is one of the few structures in West Africa that offer support to these young girls.