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Tanzania -Youth Alert

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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.

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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. < Read more >

Seen here the football team in Haiti sponsored by UCT

Seen here the football team in Haiti sponsored by UCT

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 his ministry.

Tanzania is one of the countries most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. < Read more >

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 girls.

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.

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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

Seen here the football team in Haiti sponsored by UCT

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 District, Malawi.

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.

Vision:

  • 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.

10 basic facts on HIV and AIDS

steps to being the most powerful human on earth!
  • 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, 2, 3

1. RESPECT yourself!

2. CHOOSE TO WAIT... Your so worth it!

3. MAKE POSITIVE CHOICES!

I respect me I have the power to abstain!

Mission:

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 AIDS.

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.”

 
 
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