mothers2mothers (m2m) is pleased to share an update focused on the funding of our adolescent programme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In addition to support from our wonderful GlobalGiving supporters (thank you!), m2m recently received support from ICAP.
On their 24th global annual Charity Day, ICAP donated 100% of the day's revenues and commissions to charity. m2m was thrilled to be chosen as one of 200 beneficiaries. What made it even more thrilling is that the funds donated by ICAP to m2m will target our adolescent programme, which serves one of the most vulnerable populations affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: adolescent girls and young women. It is estimated that nearly 7,500 girls, defined as those between the ages of 15 and 25, become infected with HIV each week.
The ICAP funding will build on the programmatic scope of m2m’s adolescent health/RMNCH (reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health) programme, enabling m2m to further develop a multi-layered network of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for adolescent girls and young women, operating synergistically across households, schools, health facilities, and communities.
During ICAP Charity Day, m2m Founder Dr. Mitch Besser, m2m Trustee Samantha Bond, and some of our wonderful celebrity supporters became brokers, negotiating hard and closing big deals. In addition, m2m teamed up with HRH Prince Harry’s Sentebale to host a #BiketoBeatHIV Cycle Challenge, bringing attention to young people affected by HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
I encourage you to watch the ICAP Charity Day video to experience the day for yourself and to learn more about how m2m was involved.
As always, thank you so much for reading and for supporting m2m's peer approach to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related mortality and morbidity among adolescent girls and young women.