Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation

Nairobi, Kenya – In a new partnership coordinated by the U.S. Government through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), leaders from the private sector are joining forces with the public sector and non-governmental organizations to revolutionize HIV prevention for youth through the Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation (HIV-Free Generation).

PEPFAR & HIV Free Generation

One of the partners in this exiting programnme is RFFA or Rotarians For Fighting AIDS.  RFFA is headed by RotariAn Marion Bunch who says:  “As you know, RFFA/Rotarians are fulfilling the “educational need” and trying to get these kids back into school. We Rotarians are part of a huge network that is reaching out to these kids.   We hope to create a solid Best Practice Model for the youth — we have lots of help from these icons of industries such as Coca Cola, Nike, Warner Bros. and the press release can be found here:

RFFA Dec 08 Newsletter PEPFAR

Please contact John Glassford for any further informaton on how the Orphan Rescue Kit, The ORK, fits into this exting new partnership.  Email [email protected] or call 61 2 6927 6027.

Work on this partnership has begun through the Mission to Kenya. The web site below is one way of providing education it is created by warner Bros one of our partners:

Warner Brothers.

It is an interesting web site and I found the clips of the videos although in Swahili of great potential to get a message accross to the youth of Kenya.  There is aso plenty of information you can down load from teh above web site.  Most of all please continue to support the Orphan Rescue Kit as this project underlines the work being done by RFFA in Africa.

Wagga Wagga High School Supports The ORK

Students of Wagga Wagga High School Raise $1,750.00

Here are some photographs of the presentation of the funds raised by the students of the Wagga Wagga High School.  It is indeed a wonderful effort from these students led by their teacher, Denise Flockton, a Rotarian from Wagga Wagga Sunrise Club.   Two of the students Annie Horton and Meg Finemore presented the cheque to our District Governor Fred Loneragan today.  I would like to congratulate these wonderful young members of our community.  I am sure that there are plenty of others who were involved too numerous to mention here.

I would also like to thank their Head Master Mathew Brown for his encouragement and support and I know that we will be seeing a lot more of Wagga Wagga High School in the future.  THank you so much from all of us in RFFA.   You have set a remarkable example to the people of the Riverina of New South Wales and beyond.   In these tough economic times you have shown true leadership and empathy for the orphans of Africa.  I hope that some of you may be able to visit Africa one day.  Maybe to climb a mountain with us!

The Mountains of the Moon.

{Do not forget to click on the photos for a larger image.  Then click again for an even larger image.}

{Photos by Fred Edwards, thanks Fred.}