10th anniversary

Celebrating 10 Years of Supporting Tanzanians Impacted by HIV/AIDS!!!
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It's our 10th Anniversary!!!
Look What We've Accomplished... Together
Since being founded in 2005 by Kathleen Kerr & Jennifer McAleer (pictured to the right in Lossimingori Village), POP has accomplished a LOT!  All with your help!

We've TRAINED 2,200 Tanzanians on how to prevent HIV transmission, and how to care for those already infected.

We've provided SCHOLARSHIPS the equivalent of 70 academic school years of education, averaging from 5 to 7 children per year, and reaching 11 this year!

We've given HOPE and FRIENDSHIP to Tanzania's vulnerable people who otherwise would have nowhere to turn.
SCHOLARSHIPS
NENGAI & NEMBURIS
MAASAI TWINS GETTING THEIR EDUCATION!

Three year old twin sisters Nengai & Nemburis come from the small Maasai village of Lossimingori. They are in their second term of pre-school at Haradali, and are adjusting well.
 
Nemburis is more shy than her sister, but also more involved in extra-curricular activities. She feeds herself and is very independent.
 
Nengai is doing great in her classes and has masters her numbers 1 through 10 and her alphabet A through J.
 
The girls are struggling to learn both Swahili and English, since their native language is Maasai, but their headmaster is confident that they will do just fine academically!
HANS
Ranked #32 out of 133 Students!

Fourteen year old Hans is doing well in school.  He lives with his mother, who is a widow, and his two younger brothers.  His family is struggling to make ends meet, but are thankful for the opportunity for Hans to attend the Rift Valley Secondary School.
HUSSEIN
Doing Great on His Medications!

Twelve year old Hussein performs well in school and is ranked 50 out of 100 students. He lives with his grandmother, and together they struggle with the realities of poverty in Tanzania. He is HIV positive and being treated with anti-retroviral medications.

HADIJA

Top 10 of Her Class! 


Ten year old Hadija is in the top ten of her class. Hadija and her mother struggle with poverty, and struggle to meet the basic needs of daily living. Hadija is HIV positive and being treated with anti-retroviral medications.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Additionally, Point of Prevention provides scholarships for:
 
Ngwijjo (18) - Ngwijjo lives with his grandmother, since his mother passed away from AIDS complications ten years ago. His sister Saada is also a POP grantee.  While he has previously been a good student, the impact of adolescence coupled with being an orphan, is making it difficult for him to focus.  Our continued support will show him that it is vital that he finishes his education!
 
Saada (18) - Saada lives with her brother Ngwijjo and her grandmother.  She is able to attend school due to the scholarship she receives from POP. She is a good student, and needs additional tutoring in science.  Her family is thankful for the support provided by POP.
 
POP also continues to sponsor Hamisi, age 5, and Kida, age 6.
HIV PREVENTION TRAININGS
Over the last 10 years we've delivered a comprehensive HIV prevention training program to over 2,200 Tanzanians, many of whom are individuals living in very rural locations where previous trainings or access to HIV related information has been very limited.  We accomplish this through a collaboration with local schools and community centers, including those highlighted below:  Kiwohede Center, The Needy Hospice Association and Lossimingori Lareto.  Our trainings include condom demonstrations, myth busting, and extensive questions and answers.
KIWOHEDE CENTER

Kiwohede Center is a program serving girls aged 10 to 17, who previously worked as prostitutes. The program is a rehabilitative program that teaches the girls marketable skills such as sewing, cooking and batik making. The organization also provides girls with small grants to start businesses to establish the ability of supporting themselves.

 

More information about Kiwohede Center

THE NEEDY HOSPICE ASSOCIATION

The Needy Hospice Association is a vital service to the HIV positive people of Tanzania.  They provide basic supportive services such as food from their food pantry, and counseling an pastoral services to those in need of it.  They are constantly under-funded and often are the only source of food for these really sick HIV positive individuals.
 
LOSSIMINGORI LARETO

In the Maasai language, "lareto" means self-help. "Lossimingori" is a Maasai village in the Monduli District of Tanzania, about 75 kilometers outside of Arusha.  "Lossimingori Lareto" represents the work of the people of this village to improve life for all its inhabitants.  Over the past three years, Lossimingori has welcomed nearly 250 visitors to learn about Maasai culture.  Visitors tour villagers' homes, participate in traditional dances, learn about fire-making and other unique aspects of Maasai culture. 

WE'RE NOT DONE YET!!
We still need your help! These 11 youth continue to have significant unmet needs, due to their circumstances of living in extreme poverty, or themselves being infected with HIV. For those who are HIV +, additional resources including access to nutritious food and clean water is vital to their continued success as students, and their ongoing health. Access to supplies like mosquito nets are also life savers, as contracting malaria for an immune-impacted child, could mean death.
 
Additionally, while POP has secured funding for them through the end of next school year, in order to keep them all in school we must increase our regular funding. If we are not able to secure ongoing funding, we may not be able to support all 11 youth going forward. With all that these children face, the one thing we don't want them to have to worry about is whether or not they can attend school.
Lastly, while we are so grateful to be able to honor these 11 amazing children, we'd love to be able to help more Tanzanian children fulfill their dreams and get an education. Without education they face a life of poverty, illness and struggle. Education is their only way to a brighter future.
 
THERE IS A MOMENT WHEN ACTION CAN BRING ABOUT SIGNIFICANT CHANGE... THE POINT OF PREVENTION.
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Point of Prevention (POP) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, originally founded in 2005. 

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