Obert Madondos presentation at 2006 WUSC Annual General Assembly

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Obert Madondos presentation at 2006 WUSC Annual General Assembly

  1. 1. WUSC AGA 2006 <ul><li>Towards 2015: </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Action ~ Bike for AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>By Obert Madondo </li></ul><ul><li>Administration & Fundraising Coordinator, CAP AIDS </li></ul>
  2. 2. CANADA AFRICA PARTNERSHIP ON AIDS (CAP AIDS)
  3. 3. CAP AIDS / WUSC PSRTNERSHIP <ul><li>Partnership on Bike campaign: support WUSC campaign in Malawi & chapter campaigns in Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bikes: Backbone of partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bikes: Central to the Canadian response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CAP AIDS support of WUSC bike for AIDS campaign </li></ul><ul><li>WUSC support of CAP AIDS projects: Youth United to CAP AIDS </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHO WE ARE! <ul><li>New, young, registered Canadian charity </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters: </li></ul><ul><li>- CAP AIDS Vancouver Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>- CAP AIDS University of Toronto Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>- Young Professionals Committee (YPC) </li></ul><ul><li>- CAP AIDS Team Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>- CAP AIDS Uganda Advisory Board </li></ul><ul><li>RESIST! SURVIVE! OVERCOME! </li></ul>
  5. 5. CAP AIDS STRATEGY: <ul><li>Partnerships : small, care-fully selected, grassroots, community-based African NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Resources : provide partners with resources they need to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange : knowledge, experience and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement : raising awareness in Canada, and engaging more people in the fight to resist, survive, overcome </li></ul>
  6. 6. CAP AIDS STRATEGIC FOCUS : <ul><li>Sustainable livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing vulnerability to HIV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building the capacity of community-based AIDS service organizations in Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowering caregivers and educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing gender-based violence </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. CAP AIDS AFRICAN PARTNERS <ul><li>We have 10 partner organizations in 5 African countries: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uganda (4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethiopia (2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Malawi (1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tanzania (1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Africa (2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners’ projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orphan care & support; HIV/AIDS education & awareness; care for the sick and affected, income generating projects; providing bicycles to caregivers, educators, and advocates </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. CAP AIDS CANADIAN PARTNERS: <ul><li>Canadian Partners: </li></ul><ul><li>WUSC </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Agency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Treatment Access Group (GTAG) </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief (CPAR) </li></ul>
  9. 9. UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS <ul><li>“… Vision for the future - a world with less poverty, hunger and disease, greater survival prospects for mothers and their infants, better educated children, equal opportunities for women and a healthier environment; a world in which developed and developing countries worked in partnership for the betterment of all ” – UN Millennium Development Goals Report, 2006 </li></ul>
  10. 10. 8 UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS: <ul><li>Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve universal primary education </li></ul><ul><li>Promote gender equality and empower women </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce child mortality </li></ul><ul><li>Improve maternal health </li></ul><ul><li>Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases (specific target: halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure environmental sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a global partnership for development </li></ul>
  11. 11. CAP AIDS/WUSC PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>CAP AIDS / WUSC Partnership approaches 2 of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals (delete this sentence): </li></ul><ul><li> Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria & other diseases </li></ul><ul><li> Develop global partnerships for development </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership… </li></ul><ul><li>- Creates strength in numbers </li></ul><ul><li>- Promotes exchange of knowledge, experience and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>- Harnesses resources in the fight against HIV/AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>- Expands the circle of influence in the engagement and mobilization of Canadians </li></ul>
  12. 12. BIKE TO CAP AIDS: CANADA/AFRICA <ul><li>Bike to CAP AIDS program: A brief history </li></ul><ul><li>Bike-a-thon </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Bike-a-thon: year-round support </li></ul><ul><li>Help to mobilize Canadian support for the HIV/AIDS fight in Africa </li></ul>
  13. 13. CASE STUDY: CAYO <ul><li>Case Study: CAYO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background & Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAP AIDS has donated 30 bikes to date… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>travel further distances to educate peers about HIV prevention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access remote areas where they can help organize prevention activities such as dramas and community meetings. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Bikes to CAP AIDS Bicycles allow community counsellors, educators and care givers to visit more clients and vulnerable communities and to more efficiently deliver their services.
  15. 15. “ workers who used to make 3 client visits per day are now able to make 7 and sometimes even 10 client visits a day!” ~ Linna Mlay, Director of Mkuki, Tanzania
  16. 16. Not Just Any Bike Will Do The rugged terrain in Africa demands a top-quality bike, a bike that is affordable, durable, user-friendly and attractive. Sturdy frames and puncture proof tires are a must
  17. 17. Bicycle Ambulances If a person living with HIV/AIDS needs medical attention and is unable to walk, getting to the clinic can be very difficult. A lightweight trailer with removable stretcher attached to a bicycle provides the solution.
  18. 18. IN CONCLUSION: BIKES… <ul><li>Provide support and care for PLWA as well as support for orphans and OVCs </li></ul><ul><li>Increase HIV/AIDS Education and Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Support Local Economy and encourage environmental sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Bring HIV/AIDS care, support and education to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Promote gender equality and the empowerment of women </li></ul>
  19. 19. Bikes = Mobility = Empowerment
  20. 20. BIKES = CAR <ul><li>“ A bicycle is the vehicle equivalent in many places in Africa”. - </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;In the fight against HIV/AIDS in Malawi, a bike can be the difference between life & death.&quot; - Fryson Chodzi, Executive Director, CAYO </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>A POEM BY HESTER CESROE </li></ul><ul><li>“ At first I was shy, I don’t know why </li></ul><ul><li>But then I though “ag”, give it a try </li></ul><ul><li>I fell right off and felt real sore </li></ul><ul><li>But on the bike I am again </li></ul><ul><li>The ting ting of the little bell </li></ul><ul><li>The clients now know very well </li></ul><ul><li>A yellow bicycle here, then, there </li></ul><ul><li>All to speed up Arisen Women’s Home-based Care” </li></ul>BIKES = HOPE
  22. 22. You can make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa!

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