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Alan in Africa

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Returned from Oct 2018 Lesotho trip, getting ready to go to Ethiopia next.

Will add more detail ready for next trip

Thank you for all your support
Regards
Alan


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I am looking for funding to help support local campaigns in Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa.

I am helping to get started and supporting Ntlafatso Foundation a youth leadership voluntary team that is covering HIV Anti-Stigma focusing on youth.  Also, while I am out in Quthing Lesotho in Oct 2018, we will be holding an HIV Anti-Stigma Campaign at Hills-View in Upper Moyeni 

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SOS Children's Villages Lesotho, with "Kit for Kids", giving families and links here in Wales direct support to "Double Orphaned" children in SOS care by donating sports kit (Boots, Socks, Shorts and Shirts) and I personally deliver them to SOS Children's Villages In Lesotho.

SOS will be holding a children's football match with the SOS children before the HIV Anti-Stigma Campaign... Everyone welcome...

Your kind donation will help with both the planning and delivery of Ntlafatso Foundation's  HIV Anti-Stigma Campaign in October 2018 as well as help support the SOS Children's Villages "Kit for Kids".

Thank you in advance
Alan

Picture: Semonkong, meaning "Place of Smoke" is the Guinness book of records highest abseiled waterfall in the world.

How I started volunteering…
In October 2014 I travelled to Lesotho, South Africa on an International Learning Opportunity (ILO ) to develop my leadership skills.

ILO is a Welsh Government funded scheme which gives participants the chance to spend eight weeks working in Uganda or Lesotho.  Participants include midwives, GP’s, mental health practitioners and physiotherapists to name but a few, who work with communities in a health context.  ILO does not pay your salary while you are abroad but does cover flights, travel costs and accommodation.

Since my initial visit in 2014 through ILO, I have been back four more times, no longer funded by the Welsh Government, but now funded and supported by Welsh Health Links. 

Picture: I am 2nd from the left in 2018 Wales for Africa Awards Ceremony

The Welsh Links are really good at fundraising and getting grants to achieve their health-related training goals; however as I am not trained in any health disciplines, I volunteer my technical, logistic and driving skills to help the Health Links achieve their goals, as well as assisting with any analytics, computer, printer or network issues in the local hospital so I do not receive funding.

Picture: Donating battery powered DVD players with built-in screens to help the medical staff with continued learning through DVDs. I conducted an overview then worked one-on-one with each attendee.


Picture: Betsi Quthing Heath Partnership purchased a laptop, then donated it to the mental health coordinator in Quthing Lesotho.  I set the windows 10 laptop up and configured it while I was on placement in Lesotho in May 2016.
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Thank you to everyone who helped me on this trip.
Me with one of the teams before a match
Youth team wearing donated sports kit
Watching the game and waving Welsh flags
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In the Wales Africa Health Conference today, fly tomorrow to Lesotho.
Thank you for supporting me on this trip
Packing the donated “kits for kids”...
Made it to Cardiff, fly tomorrow....
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Thank you Jeanette & Mark, your family and friends in helping get this kit together.
Mark and family, thank you
Amazing
Wow, amazing
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Thanks to Nigel from our office for the Boots donation...
Thanks Nigel Button for the boots...
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