The Kick AIDS initiative is a partnership between HIV/AIDS clinics and street football projects providing children and young people with access to a holistic programme of HIV/AIDS counselling, testing and treatment in different countries across Africa. The ‘Kick AIDS’ Tour is a travelling medical and football road show finishing in Cape Town at the 2010 World Cup.
The Tour is stopping at existing HIV clinics and grass root football projects across Africa drawing them together to support each other in AIDS education and treatment. The One to One Children’s Fund is building this initiative by rolling out testing days via football tournaments which combine HIV/AIDS voluntary testing and treatment services available in the community. Local players also attend these events and are tested as role models.
Experience of previous events shows project attendances of approx 128 players, 500 plus spectators all tested at the event plus a further 1,000 people receiving info about testing and treatment services available in the community.
Football like music, crosses all barriers and provides a powerful medium through which to deliver a health care message. Africa loves football, it is a source of inspirational role models, breaking down cultural and gender barriers and tackling stigma.
MPT donated £25,000 to this inspired project.
Total budget £108,500
Cost per event including testing kits and professionals £6,000
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