Yvonne A. via Crowdrise
December 06, 2011
BENEFITING: Sunburst Projects
EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2011
HOURS PLEDGED: 100
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi
Sunburst Projects is a nonprofit organization in northern California that does exactly that by working with children and families infected & affected by HIV/AIDS by providing psycho-social support and more in their communities. I have had the privilege of attending Camp Sunburst in Livermore, California twice and it was a life-changing experience!
Sunburst has gone international by partnering with FACES (a KEMRI/UCSF collaboration) in Kenya to bring over 20 years' experience to the community. This project involves training Youth Peer Leaders who run support groups under the supervision of FACES staff. These groups will help children and youth process the myriad of emotions that result from being infected & affected by HIV/AIDS. The Peer Leaders will organize sports & social activities, as well as education and community outreach.
Go to http://www.sunburstprojects.org/Kenya.html for more information.
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves" -J. Barrie
"Mtenda wema kwa watu atendea nafsiye"