Sport
 Kenya
Project #1885

Using the power of soccer to fight HIV/AIDS

by Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Summary

Providing HIV information to youth living in Majengo slums through a series of sports activies,drama plays and videos.
$30,000
total goal
$15,474
remaining
168
donors
2
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

As a result of poverty in Majengo slums, the youth indulge in behaviours that put them at a high risk of contracting HIV.More than 2500 youths have died in majengo since 1980 as a result of illness associated with HIV.Most of the youth especially girls have died as a result of getting infected through prostitution.Through the HIV awareness program , we are reaching more than 500 youth in schools and community centers in Majengo slums and its outskirts in Nairobi

Solution

Peer education in schools and community centres using a HIV soccer manual.Organising HIV awareness soccer tournaments.Also we use drama plays,educational videos to reach majority of youth who dont go to schools.

Long-Term Impact

Through the HIV prevention project, youth in Nairobi will be educated on HIV facts and preventive measures hence make informed choices concerning their sexuality.This consequently reduces the alarming HIV rates in Majengo slums and its out skirts

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.soccerfordevelopment.wordpress.com

Organization Information

Vijana Amani Pamoja (VAP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.vijanaamanipamoja.webs.com
Project Leader:
Nancy Waweru
Founder
Nairobi, Kenya
$14,526 raised of $30,000 goal
 
257 donations
$15,474 to go
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