Ask any questions you have about HIV&AIDS, living and working in Zambia, or anything else, here.Question Mark

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11 Responses to “Ask your questions”

  1. Hazy Says:

    Hi Henry,

    It’s really awesome to read your blog and hear how much you’re enjoying it out there in Zambia. Brings lots of memories back.

    Shared Planet a couple of weeks ago was brilliant too and saw the launch of the new Treat Aids Now campaign. They had a really inspiring speaker called Dr Masias Cowper from South Africa who’s been living with HIV/AIDS for 14 years.

    Glad to see links from Treat AIDS Now pages to your (and Sally Ann’s) blog – I think it’s a great way to get across the realities of what we’re campaigning for. keep up the good work!

    Oh, I’m supposed to ask a question… how’s the beer?

    Lots of love to you both,
    Hazy

  2. Emily Says:

    Hi Henry

    Thanks very much for the website…great.

    My question is how did the Youth Development Foundation get started? You said that there are a lot of organisations working on different issues in the area, how much do the organisations work together?

    Hope all is well with you
    Love from Emily at People & Planet


  3. The Youth Development Foundation was started in Chipata in 2004 by Chinoya Muyeye. He’s 28 years old, and wanted to start an effective youth participation NGO here. There are hundreds of NGOs here, but most of them don’t do an awful lot. He has spent the last 2 years building support for this organisation. The main activities it has engaged in so far are:

    – Gender awareness campaigns in communities and schools
    – Civic education workshops in communities
    – Monitoring of National Registration Card issuance
    – Corruption awareness campaign before tripartite elections
    – Voter mobilization exercises in rural communities
    – Advocacy to the Government of Zambia on the Draft Fifth National Development Plan
    – Advocacy and lobbying training
    – Training on constructive conflict resolution

    There are around 40 members, all of whom are really bright and motivated young people but there is no way most of them will get to uni, or get regular jobs. We’re planning for next year to concentrate on setting up YDF clubs in schools and communities with a focus on gender and HIV/AIDS.

    The youth thing’s a bit odd really. There is a Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development, so ‘Youth’ is a term bandied about by all sorts of organisations. The official definition of ‘youth’ extends to those under 35! The life expectancy is 37.

  4. Anne-Marie O'Reilly Says:

    Hi Henry,

    I’m just putting together P&P’s Action Update for the start of next term. I thought it would be really good to hear from an AIDS activist in the Global South in this issue, and wondered if you knew anyone who would be willing to write an article for us.

    We’d need:
    – 200-300 words
    – a digital photo of the author/ work on the AIDS project (ideally more than 200dpi).
    – by 15th December

    Please email me asap if this sounds possible, and I could send you some questions for an interview or a bit more info about the article.

    Thanks very much!

    Anne-Marie

  5. Barbara Says:

    Hi,
    I’m hoping someone can give me some advice about building houses in a compound in Kafue. I’d like to help some families whose houses collapsed during last year’s rainy season by providing the funds needed to build new houses, but I have some concerns. I’d like to know if houses can be built now, during the rainy season. I’d also like to know if I need to worry about who owns the land in the compound where the houses are. I don’t want to pay a lot of money to build houses if there’s a chance the families might be forced to move out because someone else owns the land the houses are on. I could also use some advice about the cost of building houses and if adult family members would be likely to have the skills needed to build a well-constructed house. The houses are made from mud bricks with cement added and sheet metal roofs. Any advice will be much appreciated!

    Barbara

  6. Andy Knight Says:

    Hi! This a fantastic site! I am manager of a pre-school in the village of Alfrston, East Sussex and have recently made contact with Orphan & Community Aid about our pre-school forming links with and sponsoring a pre-school in Zambia.I believe this will be a fantasic opportunity for the children in my setting and the local community as a whole. I am waiting for more information as to finalising this undertaking but if you can give me any information/pictures etc. of what the lives are like for children of pre-school age in your area that would be great? I have yet to put my proposal to the committee and parents of my school, and any info/material that i could produce to demonstrate that this is a fabulous cause and opportunity would be appreciated. It is my intention to raise the monies needed by undertaking various fundraising events this spring.
    By the way, Alfriston is both rural and affluent area, although most of the children attending come from surrounding villages, with farming or livestock backgrounds.
    Hope to hear soon, Andy

  7. Ben Phillips Says:

    Hi,
    I’m doing a project at school and i was wondering if you could help,
    What Western Culture influences may be affecting the food choices of Zambians and any traditions accosiated with serving food to visitors?
    Hope to hear soon,Ben


  8. WE ARE FINDING OUT WEATHER WE COULD BE ASSISTED OR TO AFFILIATE WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION. WE ARE AISHA PROJECT SCHOOL IN LUSAKA ZAMBIA. WE ARE RUNNING A COMMUNITY SCHOOL IN A SHANTY COMPOUND IN NG’OMBE. WE PROVIDE EDUCATION,HEALTH, CHRISTIANITY, LIFE SKILL, CARE AND SUPPORT AND HIV/AIDS AWARENESS.

    MOST OF THE CHILDREN ARE YOUNG ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN.WE THEREFORE ASK YOUR ORGANIZATION IF WE CAN AFFILIATE WITH YOU.

    YOUR KIND CONSIDERATION WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

    YOURS IN FAITH
    BONIFACE.

  9. Dr Alan Says:

    Hi

    I am the head of the ‘African Breast Map’ project. Can anybody tell me whether there are still tribes in Zambia where the women do not cover their breasts?

    Thank you in advance

    Dr Alan

  10. Thando Says:

    Hi

    i was wondering if you could tell me anything about the zimba totem if it exits that is.

    Thank you in advance.

    Thando


  11. i want to found i am person living with hiv how can i became a network i can benifit from you program i am staying in namibia city of windhoek


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