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I have been privileged to win a return ticket from Kulula.com and http://www.forgood.co.za to any destination in SA. #kululaforgood I have chosen to make that destination Cape Town (where else!) and would like to share my good fortune by offering an excellent speaker rate to SIX companies, if you are planning a Health & Wellness Day prior to World AIDS Day on the 1st December. Keep in mind this WAD falls on a Sunday this year I would like the…See More
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I am a speaker and IEC Facilitator (HIV/AIDS) living positively with HIV and AIDS since November 2004 and the budding author of the yet unpublished “AID My Journey”.
Having lived through numerous challenges I would like to share my journey from diagnosis through to the present stage of my life, proving that HIV and AIDS is a manageable disease. It need not be a death sentence and I am living proof that a healthy lifestyle can prolong your existence if you have prior knowledge of what to do, where to go, when, and how to do it, making my speaking relevant and personal and designed to be both educational as well as motivational.
The objective in founding AID My Journey is to play a major role in the transformation of how HIV and AIDS is managed, providing valuable structured programmes on HIV and AIDS and programmes used to enhance employers and employees:
“Educate and empower people by providing local life skills programmes that promotes positive values, healthy habits, and education – resulting in real life power.”
Computer Skills Income Initiative: AID My Journey-Support is appealing to companies planning on upgrading their computers and laptops to kindly consider us should you wish to donate your expired ones to a valuable initiative.
These will be put to good use in teaching individuals living with the HI virus that have either been retrenched due to ill health or left their livelihood once they became ill, some basic computer skills.
This initiative is to empower persons to prepare small business plans, quotes, letters and essential admin skills etc. in order to generate an income for themselves.
We plan to communicate these skills through various resources and then have the donated computers available to these persons to pursue their earnings from our premises.
AID My Journey-Support has been kindly offered the services of a local Durban College to teach individuals these skills.
Training: Support Group Facilitator – Quality Living Course is a valuable initiative that will encourage individuals to share this much needed information and in time assist in removing the stigma attached to the virus.
This initiative is to motivate and empower individuals to take this course information back to their communities and potentially generate an income for themselves by facilitating their own courses.
We also require desks, chairs and some essential office equipment to ensure they are able to deliver a professional service.
Should your company in any way be able to support this initiative with any of the above equipment or a financial donation towards paper, printing etc., we would be most grateful for your support.
There will be some form of identification on the equipment as well as the local newspaper our website and our other social media platforms acknowledging your role in the development of this project.