Sunday marked the 25th World AIDS Day, an international effort to raise awareness about the fight to eradicate HIV/AIDS. The past 25 years have led to significant progress in medicine, health education, and awareness worldwide.
Even though the promise of a cure to HIVE/AIDS is still a distant reality, that doesn’t mean AIDS won’t be beat. World leaders, scientists, doctors, politicians, and citizens have come together to make great strides toward preventing the spread of the virus and expanding the lifespan of HIV-positive people and will continue to make progress in coming years.
Be sure to take the time to learn more about modern AIDS challenges and successes, and consider getting involved in World AIDS Day activities!
Today isn’t just Dec. 3, 2013, it is #givingtuesday, a bonus day for Hope 4 Africa’s Global Giving Open Challenge!
In the month of December, H4A hopes to raise $6,000 from over 40 donors through Global Giving to help sponsor the hiring of teachers in H4A’s six partner schools in Kenya. Each teacher makes a huge impact on students, especially in schools that are stretched for educational resources.
If you’re feeling generous, consider donating to the online campaign. Just $15 can sponsor a primary school teacher for a week, and if H4A reaches its Global Giving goal of $6,000 it will provide teachers for 1,800 students.
Because today is #givingtuesday Global Giving will match donations over $25 by 15 percent, give the project with the highest number of donors $1,000, and give the project that raises the most money throughout the day $1,000. Today’s bonus #givingtuesday is a huge opportunity to make this campaign successful!
If you are able, go donate! If not, please help spread the word about H4A’s Global Giving Open Challenge.
Bennett, a Hope 4 Africa volunteer, presents a new textbook to a student in Kenya
Here is an inspiring quote for your Monday by which I believe to be undoubtedly true.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
- casie tindell
Hope 4 Africa volunteers with students from Ogilgei Secondary School in Kenya.
As Thanksgiving inches closer and closer, we must remember to take some time to think about what we are truly thankful for. As a volunteer at Hope 4 Africa, the first thing that comes to my mind is education. Not only am I thankful for the opportunity to receive a great education here in America, but I am also thankful to be apart of this dedicated organization that works to provide students in Kenya with quality education.
“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” – Theodore Roosevelt
to read more famous quotes about Thanksgiving.
What are you thankful for?
- casie tindell
Hope 4 Africa’s longest active program, Books 4 Hope has provided 3,500 textbooks and library books, benefitting 1,800 students annually at five different schools.
H4A believes in purchasing local books to which students can relate. Mr. Songol, the principal of Ogilgei Primary School, once told us about books that they received from an American organization which had characters that included bears and raccoons, animals not found in Kenya. Not only does buying local support the local economy, but it ensures that students will relate to and learn from the books we provide.
Enjoy the update of the Books 4 Hope program!