PrePex and Africa Goal cooperating for HIV Prevention A lively project creates awareness of HIV prevention and services across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa The 2014 World Cup ended last month and, after a very exciting set of games, we want to share with you a wonderful initiative that may just have happened right under your nose… While you were sitting at home (or perhaps at your local pub) watching the evening match, a group of international volunteers was touring six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and screening a total of 21 games for public enjoyment, via satellite, in strategic urban and rural areas. These regions are known to have a high prevalence of HIV, with populations that are difficult to reach with traditional HIV outreach services. Please check out the prepex website to read the full article… http://prepex.illuminea-dev.com/?p=570
Impact and Lessons Learned On Sunday Nov 14th, Radial System V in Berlin was host to the world’s first TEDxYouth conference: TEDx is a programme which brings people with diverse backgrounds together under the motto ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. TEDx conferences seek to create a forum for exchange, inspiration and networking through the inclusion of speakers, artists, and TED video talks. TEDx is an interdependently organised TED conference hosted under the license of TED. Link to Presentation Slides
June 24, 2010 — The World Cup may be the biggest story in Africa, but for many who live there, getting to see a game is not always easy. Charity organizations are giving some of the continent’s most remote communities the chance to watch games on a big screen — as long as they watch an HIV/ Aids awareness campaign video first. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Awad reports from a screening in Mtiba, a fishing village in Western Kenya where HIV infection rates are among the highest in the country.
Africa Goal Scores with Live World Cup Broadcasts and HIV Prevention Talks By Chael Needle – Managing Editor of A&U. It may be hard to understand if you live in the United States, but the FIFA World Cup is a sporting event so intense that fans’ vocal chords are probably happy that the month-long soccer tournament takes place only every four years. A group of dedicated advocates has tapped into the excitement around the World Cup, and soccer in general, and devised a nonprofit campaign to raise HIV prevention awareness in Southern Africa, a region with the highest prevalence of AIDS in the world. Africa Goal was born of friendship and collegiality when its creators, who knew each other from working and living in Kenya before scattering to other pursuits, reunited four years ago in London for a get-together. “Some of us were living in London at the time and others were…