AP Sensing Continues its Tradition of Giving with 2023 Christmas Donation
We are delighted to announce our annual Christmas donation for 2023, reinforcing AP Sensing’s commitment to social responsibility and making a positive impact in the world. Building on the success of previous years where our Christmas donations supported various causes globally, the focus for 2023 is on providing aid to the people of Somaliland through a collaboration with the renowned humanitarian organization CARE.
CARE in Somaliland: Sustainable School Meals from Local Production
Last year, Somalia faced its worst drought in four decades, affecting nearly half of the population. Tragically, 43,000 lives were lost, with half being children under the age of five. As Somalia strives for political stability after decades of civil war, it remains one of the world's poorest nations, with over 70 percent of the population living below the poverty line.
In response to this crisis, AP Sensing has chosen to support CARE's project in Somaliland. This initiative aims to provide sustainable school meals through local production, ensuring that children receive proper nutrition while attending school. The project targets 25 primary schools with over 4,400 school children in the Togdheer, Marodi-Jeh, and Sanaag regions of Somaliland, providing daily nutritious lunches for these school children, establishing school clubs to educate children about nutrition and hygiene, and supporting 626 farmers with training on climate-adapted cultivation techniques, drought-resistant seeds, and proper food storage.
To ensure the long-term success of the initiative, CARE is working closely with the Somaliland Ministry of Education, municipal education committees, and civil society organizations. Emphasizing the empowerment of women, CARE is training 300 women on nutrition topics and facilitating networks for farmers to enhance their exchange and negotiation skills for fair prices.
Continuing a Tradition of Giving
AP Sensing’s past five years of Christmas donations contribute to the following causes and regions:
- 2022: Schooling and protection for Syrian and Jordanian children
- 2021: Support in a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya
- 2020: humanitarian aid for families in Northwest Syria including important relief items and food packages
- 2019: access to education and vocational training for children and adolescents in the Korogocho slums in Nairobi, Kenya
- 2018: psychological resources for child soldiers in Southern Sudan
CARE was founded in 1945 and quickly became an international organization that is active in over 90 countries. CARE provides relief in war zones, disaster areas and regions afflicted by poverty. For more information on the organization, visit www.care.org. For more information on the project in Somalia, please visit this website (German language).
*The photo used on this page is copyright CARE 2023.