PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
Footprints in Africa is set to make great strides with the community outreach programs and projects we have in place. Learn more about what we do, who we help and how we work every day to promote positive change in Africa.
Clothing and Shoes
Clothing and shoes are more than a commodity that emanates personal style. Proper clothing and shoes serve as real functions. Most know that clothing can insulate against cold or hot conditions, and they protect from ultraviolet rays. However, they also allow ease of movement and hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. They allow for a proper cellular exchange of nutrients and optimal lymphatic and circulatory movement. Lack of internal-movement leads to stagnation in the body, which, over-time, leads to pain and discomfort.
With our mission and vision always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge in developing African countries. The basic-necessities of clothing and shoes are something that we take very seriously, and our team is working consistently to make a positive impact.
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause and how you can help.
Footprints in Africa believes that when it comes to Community Outreach, there is no cookie-cutter solution for a situation. Our methodology is to assess the need on a per-case basis and move accordingly.
With this initiative, our goal is to provide the support that sustains those on the receiving end. We stand by the notion that with access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential, long after Footprints in Africa.
Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
At Footprints in Africa, we are committed to addressing the less than satisfactory-education in rural areas where facilities are often thinly spread, and there are massive economic disparities between the children, especially at the primary level.
We plan to do so by equipping the educational centers with equipment and teaching materials for quality education. Our long-term goal is to enhance the educational-management and leadership skills of those that teach. Education reform is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment, we believe we can facilitate progress in this area.
We invite you to learn more and lend your support.
We believe eyes are the window to the world and that everyone should see it wide-open, without any obscurities.
Sadly, eye care is a major health issue throughout developing countries, where reportedly there's 90 percent of blindness. A vast majority of that percentage stems from rural areas, where poor ventilation, overcrowding, and proximity to livestock are contributing factors. Unfortunately, women are mostly affected due to working in a smoky, wood-burning kitchen and having less access to eye care than men due to their place in society.
Note, Ethiopia is known to have the highest rate of blindness and impaired vision, although 80 percent of it is preventable or curable. According to Gondar Ethiopia Eye Surgery (GEES), 1.6 percent of the Ethiopian population is blind (250,000 people), and that number is steadily increasing.
It is the mission of Footprints in Africa to help combat such staggering statics.