|Jesuit AIDS Project|
The Jesuit AIDS Project works with young people to bring the love and justice of the gospel to societies and cultures. The project responds to the HIV and AIDS pandemic by empowering young people between the ages of 12 to 29 years who are in and out of school, in parishes, in orphanages to avoid STIs and HIV infections.
The programmes cover the following areas; Youth Against AIDS Clubs, Training, Advocacy and Awareness, Counselling, Youth Accompaniment and Capacity Building. In terms of youth volunteers, this year saw 850 enthusiastic young people volunteering in the different programmes and activities organised by the Jesuit AIDS Project.
The major activity of the project is the Young People Making a Difference Campaign. This campaign is aimed at mobilising young people to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. The response of young people to this campaign is outstanding. Many clubs manage to organise activities, discussions and outreach around the campaign, thus demonstrating youth's increased realisation of thir social responsibility to make a difference in our AIDS-ravaged society.
These young people fund-raise, donate clothes and food to AIDS Orphans and People Living with HIV/AIDS. Others are engaged in youth action activities in advocacy, and children's rights and wellbeing.