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- What does IARUD do?
- How can I get involved?
- If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
- What is IARUD aiming to accomplish?
- What are IARUD's key strategies for making this happen?
- What are IARUD's capabilities for doing this?
- How will IARUD know if they are making progress?
- What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
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International Association for Rural and Urban Development has many goals:
-Reduce poverty in developing countries in particular and in the world in general. By 2020, IARUD would like to serve more than 1 million people all around the world.
-Work for environmental quality. By 2020, we would like to work with the population to keep the environment clean in more than 200 rural and urban areas.
-Work for a better health of the population. We would like to raise the awareness of 1 million people about preventing many public diseases by 2020.
To reduce poverty in developing countries, International Association for Rural and Urban Development (IARUD) is helping and advocating for kids to go to school. For example, in Burkina Faso 56% of the kids do not go to school, and only 81% reach the 5th grade. Most of the Burkinabe population live below the poverty line that is $1.90 per day. Evidence shows that if we invest more in children education, poverty is reduced at a faster rate.
To work for the environmental quality IARUD is really encouraging the population to keep their living area clean and planting more trees for the protection of our environment. Cleaned environment means a healthy population.
To work for a better health of the population, IARUD is focusing on the awareness campaign of preventing many public diseases.
The capabilities that International Association for Rural and Urban Development has to meet our goals are:
-Human resources (availability of our volunteers)
-The help of our partners
International Association for Rural and Urban Development will know if we are making progress by looking at the number of population that we have served. The bigger the number of the population that we have served, the more we will be assured that we are making good progress. Also, IARUD uses some methodologies to evaluate such as Participatory Rural Appraisal, SWOT matrix,..... By the year 2020:
- By 2020, IARUD will serve more than 1 million people all around the world.
-By 2020, IARUD will work with the population to keep the environment clean in more than 200 rural and urban areas.
-We will raise the awareness of 1 million people about preventing many public diseases by 2020.
So far, International Association for Rural and Urban Development has helped more than 10,000 kids in developing countries to go to school.
IARUD helped about 1000 women also in developing countries by training and giving them help so that these skills change their economic situations.
IARUD helped more than 5000 among the youth population with vocational training and get them started on their path careers.
To work for a better environment quality, IARUD has worked with a population of 40 villages and cities in developing countries.
IARUD has raised the awareness of 100,000 people about many public diseases