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World Aids Day

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World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year. It raises awareness across the world and in the community about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.

HIV has devastated populations in Africa over the last few decades. Kenya has an average HIV prevalence rate of 6% and with about 1.6 million people living with HIV infection, it is one of the six HIV ‘high burden’ countries in Africa. The western part of the country through Homabay, Siaya and Kisumu are the most affected with HIV with rates of 25.7%, 23.7% and 19.3% respectively.

Working with local communities Kenya Aid and its partners are committed to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in Western Kenya. As one of the areas hardest hit by HIV, Kenya Aid’s in-country program is focused on reducing the stigma of those living with HIV, encouraging safe sex practices and helping individuals in the community to be aware of their status, alongside providing support and access to treatment programs.

To continue providing essential support and to help reduce the spread of HIV in Kenya, we would love your support this December 1! Share our page, donate, and help those living with HIV know they are not alone.

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International Day of the Girl Child

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October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage.

At Kenya Aid we’re all for girl power, and we know that education is the key to that. Our community education programs include prenatal and postnatal care, as well as reproductive education. Alongside these programs we run fully inclusive and supportive education opportunities for girls at our non-formal school in Shikumu.

You can find out more about how Kenya Aid is making a difference to the lives of girls in Shikunga by visiting our programs page. Or if you would like to make a difference this International Day of the Girl Child, please go to our donation page.

10th Anniversary Dinner 2016

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KA_dinner_productIn 2016 Kenya Aid will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.

Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, over the last 10 years we have built, equipped and staffed a hospital, purchased an ambulance, provided
essential health and education services to thousands and almost completed the construction of a school.

Along with celebrating our 10 years of achievements, we are working towards raising sufficient funds to complete our school project that will ensure that the children of Western Kenya receive the opportunities they need to change not only their lives but the lives of their families and the community at large.

Come help us celebrate and raise the funds we need to complete the construction of our school.

 

Sydney Masonic Centre
66 Goulburn Street, Sydney
Friday 26 August 2016
7.30pm
RSVP
August 12, 2016

Showcasing performers from Soul Drummer, live auction, lucky door prizes and more. Ticket price includes a delicious 3-course meal, some wine and plenty of entertainment.

To book click here

Our Supporters

This event would not be possible without the help of our generous sponsors. We would like to thank:

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Kenya Aid would like to thank SMC for their flawless event support and generosity.

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Adelaide Slater Art studied Textile Design and Printing at East Sydney/ Ultimo TAFE and graduated from the National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009. Adelaide was awarded the House of Phillips Fine Art Young Emerging Artists’ Award in the 2009 Mosman Art Prize Judged by Margaret Olley, leading to a series of solo and group shows across Sydney. Her paintings are depictions of contemplative, peaceful moments exploring the rhythms, textures and patterns that describe nature.

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Tucked away in the eastern Blue Mountains, Restaurant Como is just ten minutes into the foothills at Blaxland. Como is fully licensed and offers degustation every night. Ask Rachel to help you choose a winethat matches one of Grant’s creations.

Como has been awarded One Chefs Hat for seven consecutive years since 2008 and the Sydney Morning Herald Award for Silver Service in 2010.

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In bypassing the middlemen we can offer outstanding wine, at best market prices. Our Cellar Angels provide a bespoke ‘one on one’ service, matching wine to each customer’s needs. From $10 to $100+ a bottle, each wine has been tasted and approved as an industry benchmark, before it is offered for sale.

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Great design adds beauty and style but also touches you personally, it is something you can connect with. Bon Mot illustrations are designed with integrity, excitement and love.

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Based in Melbourne, Crema Joe’s mission is to bring sustainable alternatives to the home coffee brewer. We stock innovative and beautiful products from around the globe and deliver them directly to your door.
 We are also proud to be the exclusive agent for SealPod in Australia. We are excited to contribute to changing the capsule coffee movement, for the better! SealPod users can brew the coffee they love in their single serve capsule machine whilst contributing to the reduction of daily landfill. SealPod capsules are compatible with Nespresso®* Inissia, U, Pixie, Citiz, Maestria, Lattissima, Essenza, Le Cube and Concept.

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At Dandy Events we live and breath events.

With over 25 years in the Events industry we are truly passionate about Event Styling & Management.  Going far beyond centerpieces, we use all kinds of objects, props, lighting, furniture and flowers, to create electric and inviting events for any occasion.

We create bespoke, thoughtful, cohesive and personalised events that will wow your guests. And most importantly we save you hours and hours per week (and sometimes per day) of what you would be organizing and aimlessly searching for on your own.

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Alex and Ani Jewellery create meaningful, eco-conscious jewellery and accessories to positively empower and connect humanity. We share a passion for the wellbeing of our planet, our communities, and our individual paths. ALEX AND ANI products are proudly designed and crafted in America and made with love

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With a collective passion and drive for providing thrill seeking, cardio intensive recreational activities we stumbled upon a LARP (Live Action Role Playing) community in Adelaide, we witnessed some of the most exciting and intense battles between steel clad warriors and Robin Hood-esque archers hailing arrows from the sky. It was then that we knew we needed to bring the same excitement to the broader community.

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