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Image: Choma Dreams Cafe empowering the next HIV free generation HIVSA, a leading South African not-for-profit organisation offering HIV related services rolled out the first of a series CHOMA Dreams Cafés this wee

This week, non-profit organisation HIVSA rolled out 8 of the planned 40 innovative internet-connected youth hubs called Choma Dreams Cafés, which aim to reach vulnerable adolescent girls and young women with HIV prevention and social asset building programmes in safe, fun, girl-friendly and new ways. Ikusasa Lethu Youth Project, Persevere Until Something Happens (PUSH), Sizanani, South African Drug Abuse and AIDS Council (SADAAC), St Joseph Ithuteng, Diakonia Aids Ministry, Tshilidzi, and Humana People to People all NGOs in Gauteng, were the first to receive a Choma Dreams Café to support their work with adolescents and young women.  Over the next 4 months the project will hand over the balance of the 40 Café’s to community organisations and schools in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.   Read More...




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Image: Deputy Minister Manana to visit Ekurhuleni East TVET College. This visit is to promote the First Things First Higher Education and Training (HIV/AIDS) Programme

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP, will visit Ekurhuleni East Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Daveyton Campus in Gauteng next week Friday, 26 May 2017 to promote the 2017 launch of the Higher Education and Training HIV/ AIDS (HEAIDS) ‘First Things First’ Programme.    Read More...




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Image:  Programme to test hundreds of thousands of students for HIV in 2017 Deputy Minister Manana engaging service providers at the NMMU Provincial First Things First activation in Port Elizabeth.

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 4 May 2017 – Hundreds of students were tested for HIV and screened for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and Tuberculosis (TB) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University today during the launch of the 2017 First Things First campaign.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS, Sport
Image: Be Bold For Change - International Women's Day International Women’s Day greetings from Lilongwe, Malawi! I’m here as part of a trip to several African countries

This is to check in with our Grassroot Soccer teams and participants, and to meet some of our fantastic implementing partners. My favorite part of spending time at our programs is the inspiring people I get to meet.
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HEADLINES, Education, HIV/AIDS, Social & Community, Youth
Image: Waves for Change - 2016 Impact report and international growth! Thank you for helping us take Surf Therapy to hundreds of at-risk youth in Cape Town in 2016. In 2017, we're stoked to announce that W4C Surf Therapy programmes will be expanding to two new Cities in South Africa, and to Liberia. More on that to follow..   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Health, HIV/AIDS
Image: SANRAL ups its fight against HIV/AIDS The national construction industry is adversely affected by the depletion of skills most notably caused by HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

Cape Town, 30 November 2016 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) has substantially stepped up its commitment with its landmark wellness programme now accessible to more than 2000 Workers on their Routine Road Maintenance (RRM) projects nationally.
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Image: CALL TO ACTION - INVITATION TO ALL SECTORS : SOUTH AFRICA'S HIV AND TB JOURNEY THROUGH QUILTS AT AIDS CONFERENCE 2016

With the World HIV/AIDS Conference being held in SA this year during June there is this initiative by SANAC to collect Quilts from all sectors. Each sector is required to produce quilts that will form part of the 50,000 quilts that South Africa under the banner of SANAC will display in the street of Durban during the 2016 International AIDS Conference.

 
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Image: What Makes Us Smile. The evaluation – which looks at m2m programme performance in Africa shows the scale of our service delivery.

mothers2mothers (m2m) recently completed the 2014 annual evaluation of our facility-to-community peer Mentor Mother programme and we are excited by the findings! Among m2m’s major achievements, mother-to-child transmission of HIV has been virtually eliminated among m2m clients, according to UN Global Plan Guidelines.   Read More...




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Image: Deputy Minister celebrates World AIDS Day with Gauteng crèche - as part of their 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign to encourage a 0% HIV/AIDS new infections rate.

Deputy Minister of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Hlengiwe Mkhize,was welcomed to a World AIDS Day celebration yesterday at Mompati Crèche in Diepsloot. As part of their 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, and encouraging a 0% HIV/AIDS new infections rate the event was co-ordinated and hosted by the National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT) in conjunction with New Start, South Africa's largest non-profit HIV prevention programme.   Read More...




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Image: Racing Today for a Healthier Generation - Time is Ticking! During the time I'm out running the marathon today, 235 young people in Africa will become newly infected with HIV

I'm heading out the door to run the Amica Seattle Marathon, my second marathon in a month. Why? I'm celebrating my 42 years on the planet by raising critical funds to help young people in Africa live healthier lives. This is unacceptable and it is preventable. This is where Grassroot Soccer comes in.
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HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: Keep HIV on South Africa’s Agenda! Public Panel on the Reinstatement of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on HIV & AIDS
We, as South African civil society organisations, renew our demand that the Joint Committee on HIV & AIDS (JCHIV) be reinstated, and we request the participation of all South Africans to join us in a Public Panel Discussion at St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, on 25 August 09:30 – 12:00. We invite individuals and other civil society formations to attend.   Read More...



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Image: Latest activity from On Que - Training done in April & May 150 ladies from the Methodist Church and revitalization training for Karsten Farms

I had the privilege to train more than 150 African ladies from the Methodist Church and also did revitalization training for Karsten Farms peer educators in Upington. My thanks to both these groups for allowing me to empower their people.   Read More...




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Image: LATEST HIV AND AIDS RELATED NEWS: - New courses now available

Please feel free to contact me for a full brochure of what these courses entail as well as pricing. If you have any contacts within your network that are interested, please let me know.
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Image:  Changing the Game for Girls - to use sport in promoting transformation of inequalities that shape girls’ HIV risk.
Grassroot Soccer is excited to share our most recent research publication, which investigates one of our programs for adolescent girls in South Africa. The article “Using soccer to build confidence and increase HCT uptake among adolescent girls: a mixed-methods study of an HIV prevention programme in South Africa” was published in Sport in Society, 2015.   Read More...



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Image: Yamkela is Giving Her All This holiday season, you have the opportunity to be a champion in the fight against AIDS.

Meet another champion - Yamkela,14 years old, from Khayelitsha, a sprawling township on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa where over 40% of the population is under the age of 19. For a girl in South Africa, the challenges are great: girls are up to four times more likely to be HIV positive than boys, teenage pregnancy rates are high, and drugs and gangs create an unsafe environment.   Read More...




HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: ‘Lucky, the Hero’ nets top awards in USA Theatre Competition. The Educational Theatre and Creative Arts Division of Stellenbosch University’s Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management has become the first theatre company from Africa to participate in the annual international competition of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). The company’s debut appearance in the AACT Worldfest struck ‘gold’ and the group returned home with two coveted awards.   Read More...



HEADLINES, HIV/AIDS
Image: ‘FOCUS, PARTNER, ACHIEVE : an AIDS free generation’ World AIDS Day is held annually on the 01st December. Recognised globally, the day is an opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against HIV to show their support for people living with the virus and, to honour those who have died as a result of it.   Read More...



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Image: World AIDS Day - Be a #Footballer an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the disease and show support for people living with HIV

01 December marks World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the disease and show support for people living with HIV. This year at Grassroot Soccer, we're asking you to join our campaign to unite the global soccer / football community in making a difference: #iamafootballer
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Image: #IAMAFOOTBALLER WORLD AIDS DAY SOCCER TOURNAMENT hosted by GRASSROOT SOCCER and FIVES FUTBOL

Grassroot Soccer and Fives Futbol hosted a World AIDS Day 5v5 soccer tournament at Fives Futbol Century City On Sunday, 30 November 2014. In coordination with the TB/HIV Care Association, World Design Capital project Rock Girl #WDC373, and sponsors including The MAC AIDS Fund, ABSA/Barclays, University of Stellenbosch, Forward Zone, Vasco da Gama and Powerade, Grassroot Soccer launches the inaugural #IAMAFOOTBALLER World AIDS Day soccer tournament to raise awareness for HIV prevention and care in South Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , HIV/AIDS
Image: HIV exhibition aims to inspire the next HIV free generation

As the world’s attention shifts to the fight against HIV and Aids, HIVSA and its online magazine, CHOMA will empower adolescents and young women to be the next HIV free generation. HIVSA is partnering with an up and coming curator, Zama Phakathi, to create an interactive art experience that communicates critical HIV and Aids issues to inspire positive change.   Read More...



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