AIDS Charity Africa

Feel Like You Should Be Doing More? AIDS Charity Africa Needs You

According to statistics from UNAIDS, 1,500 babies are born with HIV every single day. What's more, nearly 6,500 Africans die every day from AIDS. Those numbers paint a very tragic picture for African kids. Southern Africa's Children, a leading AIDS charity in Africa, is doing its part to help bring some relief. There is a part for you to play as well.

The AIDS epidemic is a problem that will not go away without intervention from those of us in the West. Just imagine what it must be like in a part of the world that saw 3.5 million new HIV infections just in the year 2005 alone. In the seven years since, millions more have been infected by the horrible virus that leads to AIDS.

Southern Africa's Children Since 2002

Southern Africa's Children (SAC) is a UK organisation working with both the AIDS and albino communities in Tanzania. As an AIDS charity in Africa, SAC's primary goal is to help provide a brighter future for Africa's AIDS orphans. They do so through their orphanage and Hope School.

As an orphanage, Hope houses AIDS orphans who have no other relatives to look after them. They provide a nursery, a stable home, food and medical care, and primary education. Hope School also opens its doors to other AIDS orphans in the community who are living with surviving family members.

Thankfully, there are other community members who send their children to Hope School while paying full tuition fees. The money collected through these fees goes a long way in supporting the mission of Hope School.

The History of Progress

SAC was by no means the first AIDS charity in Africa to take on the task of working with AIDS orphans. However, the needs they found in Tanzania prompted them to get right to work. When they first got started, Hope School was a crumbling facility not suitable for either an orphanage or education. Therefore, in 2003 SAC began construction on what is now a beautiful and functional facility.

Hope School includes three blocks of classrooms providing primary education to 190 students. The school is extremely successful as evidenced by their number one ranking among the 58 primary schools in Tanzania's Shinyaga district. Annual rankings are based on exam results.

At the school's two dormitories (one for boys and another for girls), orphaned students receive a comfortable bed, casual and formal clothing, three meals per day, and personal help with studying for school. The dormitories have been home to dozens of students who have since graduated and gone on through vocational training.

As long as the HIV virus continues to spread there will be a need for the AIDS charity in Africa. Southern Africa's Children plans to be there on the front lines of battle. If you feel like you should be doing more, SAC would be thrilled to receive your charitable contributions. Any amount you can donate will be put to very good use.

To contact Jennnifer Walker email her here or call on: +44 01933 664091

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