In the 2011 Global Justice Volunteers Africa Program, young adults are volunteering with three organizations in Kenya seeking justice around issues related to HIV/AIDS. Below is a reflection from Florence Kadie Lassayo (Sierra Leone) following the orientation and training:
This training has really been a blessing to me in raising awareness and to address the root cause of injustices, as the heart of God is the heart of justice and HIV/AIDS in our communities and beyond.
|Florence Kadie Lassayo (left)|
with Madira Bwaza and Duhimbarwe Lionel
Photo: Gabriel G. Mungai
It is interesting to know that about 1.4 million Kenyans are HIV/AIDS carriers, and that women and children are more infected (out of every five persons with HIV/AIDS, approximately three are women).
Having looked at the root causes of HIV/AIDS and injustice, I hope to make a change. I am strongly convinced that if there are laws against discrimination, even distribution of resources and job opportunities will be created for persons living with HIV/AIDS, then the dream of hope will be realized…. And I am persuaded that with the effort of GJV projects, we will make a positive change.