ABOUT THIS PROJECT
I have just completed a Public Health program and have decided that it is time to put my skills and experiences into practice. Global Volunteer Network have given me the opportunity i have always wished for; to be involved in humanitarian activities where i can help save lives and have positive impact on a great number of people. I intend to invest 3 months in Kenya, participating in the HIV/AIDS project where i will practically be involved in various interventions to help combat the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic.
I chose the HIV/AIDS project because HIV/AIDS is among the top threats to public health efforts evident by the alarming incidence and mortality rates, and Africa bears the larger portion of the disease burden. This is in great part due to the insufficient awareness and education about the disease, lack of access to care facilities and inability to provide adequate care & support to those affected by the disease especially in poor and deprived regions.
It is my utmost desire to be actively involved in tacking these issues. However i cannot single-handedly raise the fee to carry out this project which is why i need you to help me help others. I need to raise $4500 to cover my program fees, travel expenses, vaccinations, antibiotics, and food items. You are free to also share this with other potential donors. No amount it too small or too big, your donations will be very much appreciated and i thank you in advance for your help.
A BRIEF ABOUT MY PROJECT FROM THE WEBSITE
Prevention efforts are essential to curb the increase of HIV/AIDS. Education is considered to be one of the best methods to reducing the rate of AIDS spreading. One of the most popular educational methods is known as the "ABC" approach. Its main message is: (A) Abstain from all sex. (B) Be Faithful to one or less partners. (C) Condomise. Use a condom if you have sex.
The aim of the HIV/AIDS program is to decrease the spread of HIV through raising awareness and education, increasing access to homecare and providing emotional support to those affected by HIV/AIDS within the community. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in a community HIV/AIDS organization to assist with homecare visits to HIV positive people, education and counseling. Homecare visits give volunteers the opportunity to get out amongst HIV positive members of the community and give attention and care. You can help by providing encouragement and emotional support; massage therapy to help bedridden patients with their seized up joints; help with bathing and changing clothes; basic help with cooking, feeding and cleaning; and basic medical attention.