More than half of all new HIV/AIDS
infections strike people under the age of 25. Girls are hit
harder and younger than boys, and infant and child death rates
have risen sharply. Children and adolescents are at the centre
of the HIV/AIDS crisis, yet they are the ones who offer the
greatest hope for defeating the epidemic.
Many programs offer HIV/AIDS
education, but often the information is not delivered in an
effective manner. Sport offers a unique opportunity to provide
this information. It is non-threatening, age appropriate,
attracts youth, and provides a fun, safe environment where
HIV/AIDS can be openly discussed. <
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UCT working in association with
Pastor William Silwinda
has establish an AIDS/HIV educational program and we are researching
the ability to introduce a sports development program to compliment
Tanzania is one of the countries most severely
affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. <
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Pastor William seen here with the mountain
bike donated by UCT to start the Youth Alert AIDS educational
program at Liberty School.
UCT-YOUTH ALERT was founded
in Malawi initially, within the Nyungwe Karonga District,
located on the shores of Lake Malawi. In this region there
are many fishermen and business men from afar who come to
buy fish. Prostitution is very high especially among young
Seen here Pastor Lafleur (blue shirt on
the left) our Haiti coordinator and Jenny Tryhane (yellow
shirt on the right) Founder of UCT with the team in Haiti
receiving their footballs, nets, trophies and football kit
all donated by companies in Barbados. We would love to see
this porgram extended into Haiti.
YOUTH ALERT is focusing in reaching all
the youth by all means, establishing a self-help youth programme
linking sports with AIDS prevention, environmental cleanups,
leadership training and other community service activities
The program focusing on educating the youth
about HIV/AIDS through sports activities UCT is seeking
to partner with Kicking
Out AIDS Tanzania to train Pastor William and another
youth within the 'House of Freedom' to extend the program
into and around the Mbeya area and within the Nyungwe Karonga
Pastor Lotie and Pastor William
seen here with the mountain bike donated by UCT to start the
Youth Alert AIDS educational program at Liberty School. Below
some of the students.
To ensure that the youth especially in
targeted areas such as Nyungwe and Chilumba in Karonga district
succeed in all aspect of Education, we are planning to train
the youth at liberty school so that through them the program
should reach many.
To educate the youth to understand challenges
facing their daily life and how to overcome them.
We will teach them the steps to being
the most powerful human on earth!
1. RESPECT yourself!
2. CHOOSE TO WAIT... Your so
3. MAKE POSITIVE CHOICES!
To mobilize and involve the youth, using
sports, in the fight against AIDS. To educate the youth in
behavior changing focusing on abstinence prior to marriage
and faithfulness during marriage as the only 100% way to fight
Sport form part of an innovative new approach towards
youth and HIV prevention. Former Director General of the World Health
Organization, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland describes it in the following
terms: “Out of Africa comes a new method of using sport to unite
children and youth to form an alliance against the ravages of HIV/AIDS.
Infected or not, young people can find strength and information
in games and the joy of sports.”