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Donate to our campaign to take HIV education to the schools of South Africa and end stigma

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Niles Hemming has been the driving force behind the founding of Effective Treatment Africa.

He is overjoyed and says that “finally the two years of hard work have paid off” and Effective Treatment Africa is now a registered NPO charity in South Africa with four programs rolling out to those who need vital HIV/AIDS education and support. 

Stigma against people living with HIV in South Africa is the greatest barrier we face in stopping the rate of new HIV infections. The highest risk group is now 14 to 19 year olds, so with the help of the dedicated team, he has set up a school education program for 2019. It is a unique program that takes people living with HIV into schools to tell their own personal stories and how they have overcome stigma to live happy healthy lives with HIV. The aim at Effective Treatment Africa is to take this program on the road, with the potential to reach 40+ rural schools in 2019 - this could be 8000+ kids.    These young people get very little interactive HIV sex education, without ETA breaking down these barriers and opening the platform for youngsters to talk about HIV, they are at huge risk of joining the 320,000 children aged 10-19 living with HIV in South Africa. 

In each school teaching 300 children, 38 of them are likely to already have HIV and are probably having to hide their diagnosis. We have seen our program give hope to these kids and right now we have a precious opportunity to reduce new infections this year, reduce the stigma of HIV and encourage children to get tested and get life-saving treatment - but we can't reach these schools without funding. 

This month, ETA received the exciting news that it had been accepted onto the Global Giving Fund. This is the largest online global platform for fundraising through crowd funding and campaigning. Without it, fundraising in South Africa is extremely difficult. It took months of hard work to get through each stage and thankfully we were one of the lucky charities to be chosen, with only a few in Cape Town that apply ever getting through. BUT the hard work isn't over yet, this is where Effective Treatment Africa needs your help.  

For ETA to keep their place on the Global Giving platform, they now have to prove themselves by demonstrating that they can effectively fundraise using the platform. Today, on #givingtuesday, our campaignwill be launched and will run until 31st December 2018. ETA needs to raise $5000 (approx. £3885) to keep their place on the platform. If they meet the target, they will become a permanent charity with Global Giving and have a constant funding source from their corporate partners in the future, making it a game changing opportunity.  

Effective Treatment Africa would be so grateful if you would consider a donation of any amount this Christmas season. I know we all get bombarded this time of year with ads asking us to part with our pennies, but the impact of your donation will support and educate many children facing the risk of HIV/AIDS. If you already support another charity close to your heart, please keep doing that and simply help us by sharing our campaign when you see it on social media. Maybe email a friend or two or even just tell a friend about our Global Giving page. 

You can donate to the campaign from today, at www.globalgiving.com/projects/end-hiv-stigma and read more about our projects and dedicated team at www.effectivetreatmentafrica.com

Niles Hemming

Founding Director ETA

NPO Number 198-436

Cell (0027) 73 737 8564

www.effectivetreatmentafrica.org

Niles@effectivetreatmentafrica.org

www.globalgiving.org/projects/end-hiv-stigma

www.facebook.com/nileshiv

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