Friends of HOPE Cape Town
Our Partner: Freundeskreis HOPE Cape Town Rheinland-Pfalz
Members of the Freundeskreis HOPE Cape Town Rheinland-Pfalz at the 18. Koblenzer AIDS/Hepatitis Forum in Koblenz on September 20th 2014: from left to right: Dr med Ansgar Rieke (Immunologische Ambulanz Koblenz); Martin Däumer (Labor Thiele; Kaiserslautern); Stefan Hippler; Gerhard Wermter und Hanna Jones (RAT&TAT Koblenz e.V.)
4500€ donated by the Ministry of the Interior of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany was the achievement from the Freundeskreis HOPE Cape Town Rheinland-Pfalz in 2014. This project related donation was used to organize 100 school uniforms for HIV-positive girls and boys looked after by HOPE Cape Town. Since children in South Africa are obliged to wear school uniforms, this is an important step towards equal opportunities. Education is still the key to a hopefully better future.
News from Germany: The AIDS-Hilfe Koblenz e.V. (member of the Freundeskreis HOPE Cape Town Rheinland-Pfalz) has changed its name to “RAT&TAT Koblenz e.V.” (translated to ADVICE&ACT Koblenz e.V.). This new and neutral name helps us to work against stigmatism and prejudices and is customer friendly. Many clients often had problems to step in our office because they feared to be identified as a HIV-positive woman or man.