Weʼre raising £1,500 to allow me to travel with the charity of Teams4U to Uganda to help educate children and give them essential supplies.
- Kumi, Uganda
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I am hoping to fund-raise £1,500 to enable me to travel to Uganda with the charity of Teams4U in July 2019, on a 10 day visit. On this trip I will be able to participate in the develop with dignity programme for the young girls and to help raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in young boys.
Develop With Dignity
In the Teso region, Teams4U have been working in the Kumi, Bukedea and Ngora, Soroti, Katakwi, Serere and Palisa districts since 2006. Through this work T4U projects support 71,556 children in the Kumi Village. Of these 10,500 are girls aged 12-16. Like any other school girl, the expectation is that these girls should achieve their potential through educational achievement. However, menstruation is a major barrier to these girls education as they are not fortunate enough to have access to proper sanitary pads. As a result they do not attend school during their monthly cycles. As a result young girls are missing a week of school every month due to their periods, that's 3 months a year of education they are missing. In total a staggering 441,000 lost days for the districts school girls. Furthermore a large percentage of these schoolgirls are sexually active, not by choice but rather determined by their life circumstances. These leaves them very vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
Teams4U partners with the AIDS Information Centre providing integrated HIV counselling and cervical cancer testing outreach activities in the Mukongoro, Atutur, Ongino, Kumi and Kanyumum sub counties in the Kumi district of Uganda.
The develop with dignity programme is something I feel strongly about, because as a girl I believe all girls should have the right to sanitary products as well as the right to complete their education without unnecessary disruption.
Teams4U work closely with local health officers to engage with schools and the local community to carry out their programme that focuses on both HIV/AIDS prevention, counselling, testing and treatment services.
The effect of HIV/AIDS continues to pose a serious threat to development in these regions. There is an estimated 9,540 people with HIV/AIDS who are in need of care, treatment and support services. Of these about 20% are in need of Anti-Retroviral.
There are 8,268 women are in the need of Antenatal Care services, 455 pregnant women in need of prevention of mother to child transmission services, and around 10,000 orphans and vulnerable children in need of support and protection. Only 13% of the population has been tested for HIV therefor it is vital for the local health authorities to conduct further testing to help understand the full scale of the problem and tackle it effectively.
I will be able to work on the HIV/AIDS programme during my time in Uganda helping, through educational activities, and raise awareness of this critical issue effecting the poorest people in the area.
I will be carrying out a number of fundraising activities in the coming months, I would be grateful for any donation or fundraising ideas, which would allow me to reach the goal of £1,500 in order to undertake this life changing work.
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Jun 24, 2018
Rather you than me darlin - have fun
Jun 24, 2018
Good Luck Eve, With lots of love from us all in Fochabers xx
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Jun 24, 2018
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