Dear Friends of Enhance Worldwide,
December 1 is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
Since launching in January 2015, our Kinship Care program ensures that children living in poverty have access to education and the resources they need to succeed in the classroom. The majority of children in this program have lost one or both parents, may be living with HIV/AIDS, and some are heads of households, caring for younger children. Living with a single parent, relatives, family friends, or on their own, this level of poverty can turn education into an impossible dream.
Enhance Worldwide is proud to partner with Not Too Late, a local Ethiopian initiative supporting families and education. Not Too Late team members help us identify potential program participants, assist with fund disbursement, and implement support services. Hirut Gedlu, founder of Not Too Late, is a tireless advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. Working directly with Hirut, we have a trusted colleague who knows the community intimately.
This December, members of our leadership team launch the design of a new HIV/AIDS prevention pilot program, led by Amare Yihun, Enhance Worldwide founding Vice President and veteran international public health practitioner. We look forward to amplifying our advocacy and impact, creating a more just world where every individual has agency, autonomy, and aspirations.