Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Beep Your Horn for HIV Prevention by Peace Corps Cameroon

I'll keep this short because I know I'm basically just begging for alms. Some of you already know that I'm a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. I'm working with other volunteers in the West Province on an HIV/AIDS education conference next month. We're targeting motorcycle taxi drivers. Moto drivers are usually young men (20s to early 30s) who make up a sizable portion of the population and have unfettered access to the people of the village/town/city. This mobile population is highly implicated in both the transmission and prevention of HIV, and yet it is often overlooked when it comes to HIV prevention education. Imagine doing a nation-wide college lecture circuit on the dangers of binge drinking... but not inviting any of the frat houses to attend.

Anyway, if you'd like more information about the project or to make a donation (any small amount would be hugely appreciated) then just follow this link to the donation form.

Also if you guys could, in the comments section, mention that you saw this on fiftybooks.blogspot.com so I can properly thank you guys after all the money is in. Thanks again and God bless you all.