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Happy New Year From AYAF!

We are tremendously grateful for all of your help over the past year, and we hope that you and the people you love have a blessed and fruitful 2013.
Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a series of photos showing our work in Phumlani Township, South Africa — work that [...]

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International Criminal Court Issues First Sentence

The International Criminal Court issued its first sentence today, in a case involving the use of child soldiers in the Congo. While the sentence was shorter than it could have been, it’s nice to see the Court recognize the heinous nature of forcing children to fight.
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World Aids Day 2011

Today is World AIDS Day.  In the 30 years since scientists first identified the virus in 1981, HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of over 25 million people.  But thanks to the extraordinary efforts of political leaders, intenrational activists, and — most of all — generous supporters like you, the struggle against HIV/AIDS has reached a [...]

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More good news in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Recent studies show that the same drugs used to treat those that already have the disease also stop people from being infected. 
Pills Prevent HIV Infection in 2 New Studies — NYTImes.com
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An Anniversary – and a Turning Point

This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS.  It also marks a turning point in the struggle against the disease.  Thanks to lifesaving antiretroviral drugs — and activists like you — the number of new infections and deaths due to HIV/AIDS is decreasing for the first time in 30 years.
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Promising news in the fight against HIV/AIDS — a disease that continues to kill millions of Africans each year.  With the help of people like you, AYAF and other organizations are working to ensure that Africans have access to lifesaving antiretroviral drugs.
Early Therapy for H.I.V. Found to Sharply Cut Spread — NYTimes.com
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Clothing Swap Photos

Thank you to everyone who attended AYAF’s clothing swap fundraiser on Sunday, August 8th, and a special thank you to Sarah Parady for organizing and hosting the event!
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You Did It!!!

Dear Friends,
The African Youth Aid Foundation (“AYAF”) officially launched one year ago today. At the time, we asked for your help to build a multi-purpose building in Phumlani Township, South Africa that would serve as a school and distribution center for donated food, clothing, and medicine. Today, I am thrilled to announce that, with your [...]

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International Women’s Day

We are working to help some of Africa’s most vulnerable children receive an education and the help they need to rise above the poverty and disease that plague that continent. As you read this, our partner organizations in South Africa are constructing a multi-purpose building that will serve as a school and distribution center for donated food, clothing, and medical supplies in Phumlani, South Africa. With your help, we can give hope to children in need – both male and female.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This is a time when all of us, regardless of our personal religion (or lack thereof), take time to reflect on the year past and the one to come.  It is a time to remember the better aspects of our nature – loyalty, generosity, and hope.
As AYAF’s first year draws to a close, I want [...]

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