VISION

  • Children of Africa free of HIV/AIDS and empowered to reach their fullest potential. 

Mission

  • Global Camps Africa changes the lives of South Africa's vulnerable children and youth by providing HIV/AIDS prevention education and training through high-impact residential and day camp experiences and continuing education, equipping young people with the life skills that will support them in becoming safe and productive adults who have hope for the future.

Need

  • South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, with 6.3 million people living with HIV and over 200,000 deaths due to AIDS.  
  • There are about 360,000 children, aged 0-14, living with HIV and over 2.4 million orphaned children, aged 0-17, due to AIDS virus.
  • Even with the high prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS, the majority of the population, particularly in Soweto, have never been tested for the virus. 
  • Women in sub-Saharan Africa are twice as likely to acquire HIV via unprotected heterosexual intercourse than men, this can be attributed to many reasons including violence against women, inequality within the family, or having no say in condom use. 
Soweto, South Africa

Soweto, South Africa

(Statistics taken from 2013 UNAIDS report and Avert.org)