“NGO for development with a human dimension”

AIS helps vulnerable people in equatorial Africa since 1983. We had missions in Cameroun to support people with HIV/Aids, in Mali to improve food safety and in Burkina Faso to help people with disabilities.

Since 2006, we implemented an innovative program in the Republic of the Congo to take care of young and vulnerable girls living in the streets in surviving prostitution.

Values & Principles

The Association motto is “Become Useless”. This motto, which resumes AIS spirit, encompasses several principles :

  • to offer programs adapted to local context which requires prior social and cultural analyses
  • to be an NGO with a human dimension
  • to seek strong involvement from local officials, since the ultimate goal is for these local officials to eventually continue to run these programs on their own.

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
What we do

ACTIONS

AIS actions focus on the most underprivileged people of Africa

To ensure the successful outcome of the projects, we take great care in taking into consideration the environment in which people live, their values and culture, and we work in harmony with local and international partners and governmental policies.

AIS sets up projects in fields where few such initiatives exist

Like vulnerable adolescent girls or local fields with networks for HIV/AIDS prevention and integrated fight against malaria. In addition, some of our projects lead to development a methodology for sustainability.
AIS works as an NGO for long-term development by supporting local initiatives.

Background

Abandonment and family breakdowns: the phenomenon of children in distress has grown considerably over the last twenty years in Africa.

In view of the vicissitudes of life in African societies, the vulnerable girls and adolescent girls of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire must resign themselves to begging or to prostitution and its potential life sentence that AIDS, violence and pregancy represent. Only few structures exist that offer support to these young girls.