September  2009

Africare kicks off its new Pass It On! Campaign with a touching story out of Lagos, Nigeria about a young teen's fight with HIV.
Standing just over 5 feet tall, 15-year-old Gani of Lagos, Nigeria, is a young man with BIG aspirations. He’s a whiz at government studies, a gifted chalk artist, and loves soccer! But several years ago he found himself constantly sick and getting progressively weaker. Gani was infected with HIV.
When he was identified by Africare-Nigeria staff through a comprehensive Health and HIV/AIDS program, he weighed just over 50 pounds (24 kg).  That was the day Gani's life turned around. Today, he is back to school, playing sports, and looking to a bright future...
Read Gani's FULL story now!  
Here you can read a detailed story about Gani, the Africare TAP Project, and watch a video testimony straight from Gaini!

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Who's coming Next?
Pass It On! Story Line-up:
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
COPE Club Kids
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What is Pass It On!?
It's Africare's new campaign to connect YOU to people overcoming major issues impacting the African continent, issues like unsafe drinking water, food insecurity, and the growing number of children orphaned by AIDS.
Each month, the campaign will bring you a new powerful testimony told directly from the individuals who see, work with, or benefit from Africare‘s assistance on the ground. Each story is packaged in a format that is ready to “pass on” to a friend or someone you know through video, social networks, and even your phone!
Get started now! Africare is on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter!

For more details, contact the Office of Development
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