Ubuntu Africa Launches Global World AIDS Day Campaign for HIV+ Youth in South Africa

Campaign focuses on ‘ubuntu’, African philosophy of humanity and inter-connectedness.

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Every World AIDS DAY is an opportunity to raise awareness not only of the challenges HIV infected children face, but also, more importantly, to shine a light on the bright futures these amazing children can have when given the right care and support.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

Ubuntu Africa (UBA) has launched a World AIDS Day campaign called #DoUbuntu, encouraging individuals and businesses to spread the spirit of ‘ubuntu’ to raise funds and awareness for UBA’s work around the world. ‘Ubuntu’ is an African philosophy meaning: “I am human through the humanity of others.”

For the month of November, participants are asked to choose a day as their #DoUbuntu day and, in a creative way, raise $1,000 for UBA. This will contribute to UBA’s goal of raising $30,000 in the 30 days leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1st.

#DoUbuntu global highlights: In Canada, a group of individuals will participate in a scavenger hunt; in Germany an elementary school will hold an African bazaar; in the UK an individual has donated her birthday gifts to UBA; California college students are holding on-campus fundraising competitions; and a South African night club will host a fundraising party. The campaign will culminate on World AIDS Day where UBA children will perform at a concert hall in Khayelitsha. On December 12th, UBA will host a celebratory Rock ‘n Roll concert in New York City.

Founded by Whitney Johnson at the age of 21 after she witnessed devastating impacts of HIV at an orphanage in Khayelitsha, UBA serves more than 200 HIV+ children, and provides them with psychosocial support, health and nutrition, community support and HIV and life skills education.

“Every World AIDS DAY is an opportunity to raise awareness not only of the challenges HIV infected children face, but also, more importantly, to shine a light on the bright futures these amazing children can have when given the right care and support. The #Doubuntu campaign gives us a chance to garner support for the children we serve and share the spirit of Ubuntu on a global scale,” said Johnson.

Join the Campaign: If interested in taking part in the #DoUbuntu campaign, there are still days available. Passionate individuals and businesses welcome! Event URL: http://ubafrica.org/2013/09/doubuntu-world-aids-day-2013/.

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Ubuntu Africa (http://www.ubafrica.org) is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of HIV+ children in underserved communities by establishing community-based programs that provide life enriching health and support services. UBA is also committed to fostering an empowered attitude towards HIV/AIDS among young people worldwide. Ubuntu Africa is registered in the United States as Ubuntu Africa, NFP, a not for profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN:20-­‐5952356).


Contact

  • Robyn Deutsch
    Ubuntu Africa
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