EFA CAMEROON, THINKING OF WORKERS AGAINST HIV / AIDS IN COMMUNITIES.
Education Fights AIDS (EFA) Cameroon has in the past years engaged in the fight against stigmatization and discrimination done against people living with HIV/AIDS in the Far North Region of Cameroon. Apart from carrying out campaigns to raise awareness, EFA Cameroon in partnership with GlobalGiving is committed to support vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS for their economically stable and through the creation of associations facilitate the social inclusion of this group of people. It is in this light that EFA Cameroon decided to group these vulnerable people and support the financially to do their CD4 counts tests on April 3, 2019 at the Meskin hospital in Maroua.
To this effect a meeting was held at the EFA Cameroon office at Domayo Maroua to discuss with this vulnerable group and accompany them to the hospital for the T- cells Test.
Consequently, EFA’s objective here was to support fully fund the T-cell test of 10 people form communities and living with HIV/AID. These people are communities workers fighting against AIDS in Godola, Maroua and Mokolo; from Associations created by EFA Cameroon with the support of GlobalGiving. Their transportation feeding and test charges were covered by EFA Cameroon.
Member from ASSYSGOD - Godola
“living an associative live is the best thing that EFA Cameroon and GlobalGiving has offered me in particular. I have been able to send my children to school and feed my family even as a carrier. I look perfectly normal; I no longer cry like I used to; and above all I have had two more kids even after having been diagnosed of HIV. One of the kids is 14 years old right now and the youngest if in form two already. Thanks to the opportunities I had through EFA Cameroon trainings I have been able to work with many other organizations in Meri community in food distribution projects. I have also travelled almost all over Cameroon.”
Membre from ABEPSA- Maroua
“we were all very hopeless and the future was bleak. We were lost and had no one to turn to. Thank you EFA Cameroon and GlobalGiving for bringing light and giving a meaning to our lives through your immense support every time.”
Member from AJEPS MOKOLO
“what else can I possibly say but thank you to EFA Cameroon and GlobalGiving. Not only am able to afford medical care and live a better life; I can now read and write. And more to that I am a computer literate. Before I came in contact with you, I could not even read my own name talk less of writing it.my life is normal again despite my status thanks to you EFA and GlobalGiving.”