Jesus came that we might have abundant life, and AID believes that that life extends to the whole person living in community.
AID’s Sustainable Communities Program works with Anglican Church Partners in the Pacific, Papua New Guinea, and parts of Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia to help deliver grassroots community-driven development. We believe that local communities are best-placed to know what programs they want and what assistance they need from our partners. Partners are encouraged to work closely with communities to ensure communities are “in the driving seat” of development projects.
AID works closely with our church partners, supporting them to be effective and efficient, so that they, in turn, can bring Jesus’ promise of abundant life to the communities they work with.
With our partners, we promote a strengths-based approach to development that is inclusive, encourages participation, empowers women, and fosters positive and sustainable change. Our Sustainable Communities projects support local communities to address climate change, gender equality, disability and social inclusion, to work for improved food security and livelihoods, improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene, adult literacy, and some early childhood projects. With sustainability in mind, we also encourage our partners both to work with their own governments, and to help their local communities advocate for better services from government at all levels.
Download the AID Sustainable Communities Program Strategy here.
Sustainable Communities Projects
Support the growth of St Mark’s Children’s Learning Centre as it provides an educational future for hundreds of local children.
Support children with hearing disabilities in refugee camps to be fitted with hearing aids, significantly improving their communication, education, and self-esteem.
Support people in need all over the world by ensuring emergency funding is available to provide the necessities of food and accommodation in a time of crisis.
Support women in drought-stricken Kenya to establish an income, support their families, and improve their livelihoods.
Support the provision of educational and nutritional aid for children, and health care and social connection throughout communities in the north of Sri Lanka.
Support the establishment of health and hygiene practices through access to clean water, education, and facilities for people in remote parts of Vanuatu.
Support people in the Solomon Islands to prepare for disasters, increase their food security, and address the adverse impacts of climate change.
Support people living with disabilities in the Diocese of Eldoret, in Kenya, to access small business training and low-interest business loans, enabling a more hopeful future.
Support action groups working to end gender-based violence through challenging community structures and behaviours in Zambian villages.
Support AID’s contribution to mitigating natural disasters and the impacts of climate change throughout the Pacific region and beyond, making a real difference in the lives of people who need it most.
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Support the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea to better serve their communities by strengthening its systems and upskilling its people.
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Support one on one, woman-to-woman training in Gaza as it empowers young women to improve their children’s nutrition and their own wellbeing.
Support farmers and their families to come out of poverty and protect the environment at the same time by introducing sustainable agriculture.
Support people throughout the Philippines as they recover from the pandemic and natural disasters and work towards a more sustainable future.
Support First Nations students as they progress through their education in a supportive and enriching environment.
Support access to clean piped water and safer food production to improve health and hygiene for remote villages in Myanmar.
Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become leaders in their church and communities through an education at Wontulp-Bi-Buya College.
Support Nungalinya College in the Northern Territory to deliver their Foundation Studies courses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as they prepare to lead their churches and communities.