World AIDS Day 2010 is a time for the international community to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed away, and celebrate the victories in HIV/AIDS prevention. Above all, it is a day to take action.
The UWGB Red Cross club is doing just that. On Wednesday, December 1st they will be getting crafting and creating comfort dolls for the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
About the Comfort Doll Project: When orphans first come to school, they are often not mentally prepared to learn. At this stage in their young lives they are grieving the loss of their parent. These times also include fear of the unknown, loneliness, anger, depression, hunger and illness. Unfortunately, our littlest orphans find it very difficult to deal with academic stress while coping with nightmares and psychological trauma.
At Nyaka, our goal is not only to care for our children’s academic and nutritional needs, but to care for our children’s psychological and emotional needs, as well. We offer various ways to help every student grow into confident, inspired young adults. One of those ways is the Comfort Doll Project. Not only do these dolls help our children adapt to school life, they help them cope with all they must endure on a day-to-day basis.
Click to see images of our children enjoying their Comfort Dolls and the people who have made them.
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