The children of Rwanda need your help.
"WE-ACTx is an international community-based HIV/AIDS initiative.
The project was launched in 2003, when a group of frontline AIDS physicians, activists and researchers responded to an urgent global appeal from Rwandan genocide survivors for help accessing AIDS medications.
Today, a dedicated team of Rwandan health care providers operate their own local NGO, WE-ACTx for Hope, with the support of WE-ACTx, grassroots community partners and Rwandan government health agencies." - WE-ACTx.com
Latin's partnership with WE-ACTx began in 2005 and expanded in 2009-2010 as we raised $10,000 to support a summer camp for 45 children and leadership training for 9 Rwandan counselors who now serve as peer parents for young children struggling to cope with their HIV status. In the summer of 2010, the first group of Latin students traveled to Rwanda to provide on-site support for the camp.
Since then, Latin students have worked to expand and sustain Latin's involvement in Rwanda by maintaining the camp in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, each year as well as spreading the camp experience to the rural, mountainous village of Nyacyonga.
However, despite the ongoing success of our camp, there are still so many more children out there that need our help. Each summer new kids get to experience camp and with your help, we can keep this positive experience going.
Additionally, from the success of our camp, we've been able to extend the outreach and purpose of our programs. As of now, we have been able to fund for the full education of two Rwandan peer parents and are hoping to fund enough for a third. They've been accepted to prestigious universities in Rwanda, and we want to do everything we can to allow them to go.
In truth, a little bit goes a long way! Here are some sample donation sizes that can have a huge influence on the camp:
$25 provides food and water for 1 person
$50 provides all expenses for 1 camper
$610 provides full boarding school tuition for 1 year for a camper in need
$2000 provides university tuition for a peer parent
We hope that you will take a few minutes to donate and help Latin reach its goal to fund summer programs in Kigali and Nyacyonga and support Rwandan peer parents' college aspirations. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!!!
If you have any questions or need any additional information please don't hesitate to contact us: Shane Auguste ([email redacted]), Ingrid Dorer Fitzpatrick ([email redacted]), Ali Lieberman ([email redacted]), Britta Stoeckel ([email redacted]), Emilie Neumeier ([email redacted]), Marti Pineiros ([email redacted]), Sumina Regmi ([email redacted]), Alex Moreno ([email redacted]), Alexis Lopez ([email redacted]).
For more information please visit http://www.we-actx.org.