December 2009

Africare continues its Pass It On! Campaign and honors World Aids Day 2009 with an inspiring story out of Tanzania about a group of young children using their gift of art to help cope with HIV/AIDS.
They say if a picture could talk, it would speak a thousand words. That is the goal in Dodoma, Tanzania, where a group of young artists have been given new tools to express themselves when words have failed. Through drawings and paintings, these young children are finding ways to talk about one of the hardest stories they have ever had to tell­­­­ – a story where AIDS has taken the life of their mother, their father or a close loved one.
“This is for the orphans,” continues Dotto John.  “I drew this picture to show how our society tries to help to support orphans to get their basic needs.”
In 2005, Africare initiated a program to intensify HIV/AIDS community-based outreach in an effort to empower youth impacted or at risk of being affected by the virus. The Community-based Orphan Care Protection and Empowerment Project, or COPE, addresses basic needs like food, shelter, education and health care through support services and training programs… giving young people the tools they need to succeed. 
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Who's coming Next?
Pass It On! Story Line-up:
January 2010
40th Anniversary Celebration
February 2010
Prefet Ibrahim Katiella 
March 2010
Queen Ogar

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What is Pass It On!?
It's Africare's new campaign to connect YOU to people overcoming major issues impacting the African continent, issues like unsafe drinking water, food insecurity, and the growing number of children orphaned by AIDS.
Each month, the campaign will bring you a new powerful testimony told directly from the individuals who see, work with, or benefit from Africare‘s assistance on the ground. Each story is packaged in a format that is ready to “pass on” to a friend or someone you know through video, social networks, and even your phone!
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