Success Helping Hands For Africa Initiative (SHHAI) started with a concern and an idea. The concern: How to counter negative perceptions of Africa and help foster and promote grassroots development. The idea: To Help overcome poverty in Africa.
From the concern came the idea of SHHAI, SHHAI is a nonprofit organizations working on the ground in Africa to make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. In January 2014, its first year of operation .
The challenges facing the people of Africa are complex and interrelated. Thus we set out to ensure that we Partners with organizations that addressed the full range of development issues, from education, health, agriculture, microfinance, Shelter, the environment, and others. We also included organizations undertaking scientific research on a range of issues related to food, agriculture, insect science, livestock, and more. Without strong science advances in food production, medical treatment, pest control, and more, development cannot be made and sustained.
We believed that by partnering with these organizations would learn about each other, form partnerships, and make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
SHHAI has identified educating African girls and sustainable agriculture as areas that are of critical importance to African development. When a girl in Africa gets the chance to go to school and stay in school, the cycle of poverty often is broken for her and her family. Agriculture is the economic engine of growth in most African countries. As populations continue to increase and growing seasons and rainfall patterns continue to change due to climate fluctuation, poor farmers will depend on advances in African agriculture if they are to better their lives.
Over the years, SHHAI working on the ground with African partners throughout Africa.