FACE-TO-FACE AIDS PROJECT INC via Crowdrise
February 09, 2012
BENEFITING: FACE-TO-FACE PROJECT INC
The photos at left show Manny and me when we volunteered with the Face-to-Face AIDS project in Malawi. Mike and his family were just one reason the trip was amazing. They live in the village of Chadika, a model community for Face-to-Face. The successes we witnessed inspire us to this day and inspired us to select this charity as a way to celebrate our wedding. The people of Malawi, and villages like Chadika in particular, face many basic challenges but initiatives started by Face-to-Face are leading the way towards self-sufficiency.
As you will see below, strategic projects centered around new farming techniques, and HIV prevention together with fundamental investments have raised the standard of living and helped to secure the community's future. Our experience as part of these projects was deeply moving. These photos barely hint at the wonderful people and the dedication they have made to educating and feeding themselves, work that Face-to-Face has made a priority. Your gift would mean a great deal to us, and will be life-changing for the beneficiaries. Thank you for sharing in this experience with us.
Step 1: Select a gift from the registry and click the "Donate" button
Step 2: When filling out the donation form, please write down the gift number and description in the "Comments" section. For example, "A-2 - Children's Program Operations."
Step 3: *Important. Please email facetofaceAIDS@gmail.com to let us know which gift item you've selected. This will help us keep the list of registry items updated and current on the registry site.
Children & Youth Programs: Help us provide valuable learning to hundreds of children and young adults, from basic math and reading skills, to practical knowledge in HIV, malaria, TB, as well as sustainable farming, public speaking, and human rights.
A-1. $50 Educational and Sports Supplies - 12 available
A wonderful way to bring soccer balls, netballs, and children's educational games to our children's center.
A-2. $100 Children’s Program Operations - 7 available
Nearly 100 children, up to the age of 7, benefit from these feeding and basic education program at our 3 children's basic education centers.
A-3. $100 Youth Program Operations - 11 available
Some of the many youth group programs include outreach training, HIV and malaria education, and leadership training.
A-4. $50 Workshop trainer (agriculturalist, nutritionist, health advocate, etc) - 12 available
This will help pay for facilitators to our youth group programs -- an essential part of bringing learning to our youth groups.
A-5 $100 Trainer of special sessions (teacher, artist, agriculturalist, leadership trainer) - 3 available
A continuation of A-4, which will allow us to extend the number of times and the length of a program we can offer our youth group.
A-6 $200 Youth Facilitator & Leader - 4 available
A leader and facilitator to ensure that the Chadika Youth Group operates effectively, and fiscally responsibly.
A-7. $300 Youth Group Exchange Program with other Youth Groups in the district - 2 available
A vital part of bringing knowledge to our Chadika youth group is to coordinate knowledge exchange programs with established youth groups in the area.
Adult Health & Vocational Programs: Support a range of programs that enable impoverished villagers to raise their quality of life by learning how to care for their land and their community in longterm, sustainable ways.
B-1. $250 HIV and Malaria Census and Outreach - 12 available
Bringing essential knowledge to the community about HIV and malaria prevention and treatment.
B-2. $300 Vocational Training and Leadership Training - 2 available
As part of our effort to increase learning opportunities to adults, most of whom are illiterate, we offer training workshop sessions to both community organization leaders and village chiefs and headmen.
B-3. $500 Tree Nursery, Cassava Planting, and other Organic Manure Activities - 8 available
Part of our organic, sustainable effort to make Chadika self-reliant is to introduce knowledge about tree farming, cassava growing, and the making of manure as substitute for expensive chemical fertilizers.
B-4. $1,000 Sustainable Farm Program for People affected by HIV and Extreme Poverty - 4 available
To raise the quality of life for the poorest and those affected by HIV and other diseases, this program not only brings new knowledge about better organic farm practices, it also combats discrimination by making the stigmatized into role models.