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World Aids Day 2014

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1st Sep 2014
South Africa is one of the Southern African Countries that are adversely affected by HIV and AIDS. There are currently 5.6 million people living with HIV in South Africa and every day more than 600 people die from AIDS-related illnesses. Over 1.5m children have lost one ore both parents to HIV/AIDS. It is often the poorest and most vulnerable people in society who become infected with HIV 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. We are also working to build stronger links with government and other NGO services to influence better delivery of services for children and young people.

HOW CAN YOUR SCHOOL HELP?

WORLD AIDS DAY will take place on Monday 1st December 2014.

If you would like to make a difference to a vulnerable child affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa then pledge to show your support and wear red on 1st December.

The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund UK can provide information, posters and educational display materials about World Aids Day to advertise the event to your school, college or university.

All money raised is donated to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund UK to help us protect the thousands of children who are orphaned by HIV/AIDS every year.

Please contact kathi.scott@nmcf.co.uk if your school would like to participate.

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (UK) Berkshire House 168-173 High Holborn London WC1V 7AA T: +44 (0)20 3077 1231 F: +44 (0)20 3077 1222
Charity Number: 1055899 / Company Registration Number: 3207203