November 29, 2012
I would like to recommend the excellent non-profit Adventures in Health, Education and Agricultural Development (AHEAD) for an award. For the past 30 years this organization has focused on building the very foundation which is lacking in many underdeveloped areas of the world– health care, education and employment - through their direct hands on involvement. And they have worked to empower some of the most vulnerable members of our human family - women, orphans and other vulnerable children in rural villages in developing countries. Without AHEAD, many may have died because of a lack of medical supplies, equipment, and attention due to childbirth, malaria, HIV, and diarrheal diseases, just to name a few of the causes of preventable and needless deaths. AHEAD has earned accolades from UNICEF for its' effective primary health care services which have resulted in an exponential improvement in immunization rates in children five years in AHEAD targeted villages. They have educated hundreds of teens and young adults, helping them find employment and create opportunities for economic advancement. Despites these and hundreds of other achievements, AHEAD has largely operated under the radar for its 30 years of existence. I have not even mentioned the life-changing impact that volunteering with AHEAD in the field has had on past AHEAD volunteers, such as me. I was moved everyday by the outpouring of gratitude from the villagers we impacted each day. It affected my future career choices in working in international health. Please consider honoring and recognizing this outstanding organization with a well-deserved award.
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