get involved / World Aids Day is 1st December.
South Africa is one the Southern African Countries that are adversely affected by HIV and AIDs. There are currently 5.5 million people infected with HIV in South Africa and every day 600 people die on average from AIDs-related illnesses. It is often the poorest and most vulnerable people who become infected because of limited education, healthcare and access to treatment.
"Goelama", a Tswana word for nurturing and protecting the young, is a community mobilisation strategy aimed at mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on children and youth. Based within the well being programme of work, Goelama seeks to improve the well being of orphans and vulnerable children through strengthening family and community capacity to support children. We are also working to build stronger linkages with government and other NGO services to influence better delivery of services for children.
"AIDs devastates families and there are currently 1.1 million AIDs orphans living in South Africa" GAR Trust
HOW CAN YOUR SCHOOL HELP?
World Aids Day is 1st December.
If you would like to make a difference to a vulnerable child affected by AIDs in South Africa then pledge to show your support and sell red ribbons throughout your school.
Along with providing a box full of red ribbons, NMCF UK can deliver pamphlets/ posters about World Aids Day and educational display materials to advertise the event in your school, college or university.
All money raised is donated to NMCF (UK) to help us protect the millions of children who are orphaned by HIV/AIDs every year.
For more information about our World Aids Day Campaign and to get your local school, college, church or business involved please contact: Kathi.Scott@nmcf.co.uk