Our community’s individuals and families are constantly confronted with public health challenges, especially mental health problems, while access to mental health services appears lower than expected. According to the Department of Human Services, some newly arrived refugees undergo painful experiences when accessing affordable mental health assistance. In addition, they are often given little or no information regarding available services. This situation, therefore, underscores the need for improving the relationship and engagement between refugees and policymakers in evaluating existing mental health services. Together they must examine what works, what does not work, and where the gaps exist in current mental health systems. Their recommendations must live within a social justice framework to effectively serve refugee populations. This is where Sankofa for Peace intends to work with all stakeholders to reduce mental health treatment barriers and improve access that enhances knowledge about wellness, patient empowerment, and improved living standards.
Sankofa for Peace is working with some students and their families, especially refugees and minority populations in Renton and Kent cities in Washington, to improve the people’s quality of education. This is because we believe education has a multifaceted impact on society, from raising the quality of life to creating a conducive environment for the development of individuals capable of changing culture. The importance of education in society is that it creates opportunities for acquiring knowledge and skills that are changing the world. The more educated people are, the better they will understand the world around them and be better able to improve their own life and the lives of others. This progress is particularly noticeable in vulnerable populations where education is the best solution for creating better perspectives and achieving success, both for individuals and the community.
Lack of education is why many families and even entire communities live in poverty for generations. Without knowledge, they lack the essential tools needed to change their life for the better. Education helps young people to understand their position and recognize the opportunities available to them.
Acquiring new knowledge and skills opens the door to better-paid jobs, directly impacting the entire community’s progress. As the education of young people from poor backgrounds is crucial for their advancement and success, more funds are being invested in schooling and guidance so that everyone has an equal chance to become influential members of society.
Sankofa for Peace continues to participate in work-related to marginalized people, exploitation, oppression, racism, and human rights issues. It is also common knowledge how some institutions continue to treat some of their students from minority negatively because of their gender, religion, or cultural backgrounds. SFP supports all people, and we bring about change when every individual or family, no matter their race, color, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, has access to social interventions. We are treated as humans and are given opportunities to develop our God-given potential. We encourage stakeholders to go beyond accepting those who are different from themselves to a position of cultural humility that requires us to question our background and experiences to work in partnership with others. To continue to support these populations, we humbly ask that you donate to this charity.
Poverty Alleviation is the set of steps taken in an economic and humanitarian way for eradicating poverty from a country. According to the World Bank, if a person is living on $1.90 a day or less, they are living in extreme poverty, and currently, 767 million people in the world fall under that category. Poverty is pronounced deprivation in well-being and comprises many dimensions. It includes low incomes and the inability to acquire the necessary goods and services for survival with dignity. Poverty also encompasses low levels of health and education, poor access to clean water and sanitation, inadequate physical security, lack of voice, and insufficient capacity and opportunity to better one’s life. As poverty levels remained stagnant or increased despite economic growth, it became clear that change does not reduce poverty, and macroeconomic recovery does not necessarily translate into significant social improvement.
Poverty reduction is one of the world’s most critical challenges. It is proposed that the private sector has a vital role in creating the economic growth, employment, and purchasing options needed for significant poverty reduction. Poverty is highly correlated with many negative measurable aspects of standards of living. Therefore, reducing poverty can positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world. Sankofa for Peace continues to give a helping hand to the ill, poor, and needy in our community and those in some parts of Africa. We thank all of you for your contributions in cash and in-kind to SFP towards reducing poverty in our society.
Sankofa for Peace is a charity organization with 501(c)(3) and Tax-Deductible status which seeks to promote and support mental healthcare access and wellness for individuals and families, the homeless, refugees, and immigrants through service, charity, and advocacy.
Creating mental health access and wellness for the homeless, refugees, and migrants