N'Djamena, Chad · 2016
Women's Health Literacy & Nutrition
November 26, 2016 · Encouragement, Empowerment, Education
A seminar on Women's Health Literacy & Nutrition was organized by the AOC staff in Chad, Africa. The event was attended by students from two local high schools. The youth received education on health, hygiene, and nutrition. School supplies were won by the participants.
Bebalem Village, Chad · 2015
Awareness Day - Focus on Education & Hygiene
July 2-3 2015 · Encouragement, Empowerment, Education
Our mission statement is about the promotion of the increase of learning and wisdom, therefore, the Act of Compassion is grateful to God that it was made possible to host an awareness day on the importance of being educated. Due to the high rate of adult illiteracy and the high number of girls who have dropped out of school in that community, the Act of Compassion hosted an educational discussion with the girls and women in the village of Bebalem , Chad. This awareness event was attended by 210 women as well as 100 school girls from the community. The girls in attendance benefited from feminine products donated by Days of Girls International, NE team.
Women's Health & Hygiene Outreach
December 2015 · Encouragement, Empowerment, Education
The team was led by two health care professional and a pastor. More than 200 young girls came at the event to learn about female hygiene, family planning, teen pregnancy and preventive health care.
N'Djamena, Chad · 2013
Educational Youth Outreach Featuring Dance & Choreography Camp
July 18 through August 16 · Music, Dance, Education
The Act of Compassion, Inc. partnered with M-M-Movement International to conduct AOC's first international outreach. The focus of this outreach was to train, educate, encourage and empower youth to make healthy choices for life. The objective was to strengthen the youth of today to be leader's for tomorrow. This 10-day outreach included workshops in various styles of dance (rap, zumba) and choreography. Through the group lessons and with 1-1 interactions , the youth were strengthened in vital life skills such as self-esteem and self-confidence and were encouraged with skills on how to be courageous, how to discover your identity in God and to dream big in life. Youth also participated in educational classes on nutrition and exercise. The outreach concluded with a concert in which artists provided music, dance and entertainment for the youth. The outcome was great! Sixty (60) youth participated, age 10-25, both boys and girls.
About the Republic of Chad
Below are some statistics about the Republic of Chad
President: Idriss Déby (1990)
Land area: 486,178 sq mi (1,259,201 sq km); total area: 495,755 sq mi (1,284,000 sq km)
Population (2014): 11,412,107 (growth rate: 1.92%); birth rate: 37.29/1000; infant mortality rate: 90.3/1000; life expectancy: 49.44.
Capital and largest city (2011 est.): N'Djamena, 1.079
Monetary unit: CFA Franc
National name: République du Tchad
Languages: French, Arabic (both official); Sara; more than 120 languages and dialects
National Holiday: Independence Day, August 11
Religions: Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1% (1993 census)
Literacy rate: 35.4% (2011 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.):$28 billion; per capita $2,500. Real growth rate: 3.9%.
Inflation: 4.5%. Unemployment: n.a. Arable land: 3.82%.
Agriculture: cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels. Labor force: 4.293 million (2007); agriculture 80%; industry and services 20% (subsistence farming, herding, and fishing).
Industries: oil, cotton textiles, meatpacking, beer brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials. Natural resources: petroleum (unexploited but exploration underway), uranium, natron, kaolin, fish (Lake Chad), gold, limestone, sand and gravel, salt.
Exports: $3.865 billion (2013 est.): cotton, cattle, gum arabic, oil. Imports: $2.701 billion (2013 est.): machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, foodstuffs, textiles. Major trading partners: U.S., Saudi Arabia, China, France, Cameroon (2012).
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 29,900 (2012); mobile cellular: 4.2 million (2012). Broadcast media: 1 stateowned TV station; stateowned radio network, Radiodiffusion Nationale Tchadienne (RNT), operates national and regional stations; about 10 private radio stations; some stations rebroadcast programs from international broadcasters (2007).
Internet hosts: 6 (2012) . Internet users: 168,100 (2009).Transportation: Railways: 0 km.
Highways: total: 40,000km (2011). Waterways: Chari and Legone rivers are navigable only in wet season (2012). Ports and harbors: none.
Airports: 59 (2013).
Geography: A landlocked country in northcentral Africa, Chad is about 85% the size of Alaska. Its neighbors are Niger, Libya,the Sudan, the Central African Republic, Cameroon, and Nigeria. Lake Chad, from which the country gets its name, lies on the western border with Niger and Nigeria. In the north is a desert that runs into the Sahara.