VINCENT the VERiTABLE:
Nhasi Zvemangwana (Today for Tomorrow) in Zimbabwe is putting a dent in those HIV positive stats by teaching kids age 6-12 every day after school facts about HIV and AIDS. how to make safe choices, develop character, take responsibility and become leaders in their community.
Vincent, now 18, was one of the programs first to be taught when he was in the third grade. Today, he highly regarded as a peer educator as he volunteer teaches for the program. He has proved to be a reliable and committed volunteer passionate about reaching out to children by sharing from his own experiences. He is a Training Team Member and one of the many success stories of this HOPE for AIDS program in Zimbabwe.
This year, his final challenge…passing Mathematics. He has his eyes set to secure a vacancy to train in wood technology at the local university. Godspeed, Vincent!
Ditch Your Ride on World AIDS Day and show us how you got to where you needed to go!
Great job to Bec Dawborn and orangeHOPE for capturing HOPE for AIDS Malawi in action!
A Note from Mike Hammond in Malawi:
We need your help! The funds in our Home Based Care project are falling close to zero and so if this trend continues then in a couple of months we will not have enough funds to buy any nutritional supplies, or pay the salary of our HBC co-ordinator to deliver them to the volunteers so they can take them into the rural areas where they provide physical, emotional and spiritual care for our 240 current beneficiaries. 240 real people with chronic illnesses - AIDS, cancer, stroke, epilepsy. Every face pictured has their own story of struggle; A sick grandmother who, to care for her young granddaughter, was begging for food in the local market, many wives abandoned by their husbands leaving them sick & with responsibility to care for the children, young children & youth trying to recover their health so they can return to school.
The monthly costs for the combined 6 locations in our program is approximately $5000 (which equates to an average monthly cost of approx $20 per beneficiary). Please. Can you help us keep showing ‘chikondi chopambana’ (the greatest love)? Please consider sending a donation or organising a fundraising event for the Malawi Home Based Care Project.
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