FW: Camp OHALOW
Forwarding a message from a current PCV (and Santa Clara University grad) who is looking for help raising funds through the Peace Corps Partnership program for her girls’ camp in Ukraine:
Camp OHALOW (Overcoming HIV/AIDS and Leading Our World) will be a week long leadership camp for thirty HIV+ children ages 10 to 13 in Ukraine. The camp will give the kids the opportunity to experience traditional summer camp-- to play games, sing songs, do arts and crafts, and simply live as a typical kid for a week. And, sheltered from the stigma and discrimination that characterizes the life of an HIV+ individual in Ukraine, they will be able to speak about HIV in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. Additionally, Camp OHALOW will give kids the opportunity to learn more about managing their lives with HIV/AIDS. At camp, there will be a nurse, doctor, and psychologist to answer any questions and run sessions on the biological basics of HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination, sexual health, and nutrition. Ultimately, the goal is to instill in these children the confidence and leadership skills necessary to leave camp and continue a meaningful life through which they can contribute something positive to their villages.
To make this camp a reality, we need to raise $9754.48. An intimidating number, I know, but everyone's dollar can go a long way in this country. It costs only $14.15 to send a kid to camp for a day. $36 will cover the camp doctor’s salary. One could cover the cost of materials for one night’s evening program for only $10. Or, for $99.06 one could send a kid to camp for the whole week. Any little bit will go towards changing a child’s life. To donate, one just needs to go to the following link below, look on the right side, and type in how much they want to donate. Anyway this message can be passed along will help to spread the word about this new opportunity for Ukrainian children in need.
Thank you SO much for any way you can help get the word out!
Donate to Camp OHALOW:
Peace Corps Volunteer (TEFL) | Ukraine
+38 0631308048 (LIFE) / +38 0986228011(DJuice)
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