Location: Mombasa, Kenya
Organizations: Project Sunshine and Bomu Hospital
Project Sunshine empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of over 15,000 volunteers to bring programming – recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) – to over 100,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 175 cities across the United States and in four international locations: Canada, China, Israel, and Kenya.
In 2006 Project Sunshine launched an international initiative at Bomu Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya to address issues of access to medical care, stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and social support for pediatric patients and their families. Today, working in conjunction with Bomu Hospital, Project Sunshine Kenya provides locally-driven, sustainable programming for children and families living with HIV/AIDS. Services are delivered by Kenyans for Kenyans: stipended volunteers are local community members who have been tested for HIV/AIDS and are passionately committed to delivering Project Sunshine’s programming.
This year, in honor of Global Hand Washing Day, 48 Project Sunshine Kenya volunteers reached 5,117 children and family members by setting up hand washing workshops at 19 schools throughout Mombasa, Kenya and ran hand washing clinics at Bomu Hospital as well.
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