Projects

Bridging the Gap at AIDS 2012

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Monday morning, Firelight Foundation and the American Jewish World Service will present at the International AIDS conference. Bridging the Gap: Empowering 600 Million Adolescent Girls to Lead an AIDS-free Generation will demonstrate both why we must invest in girls and how to develop effective girl-centered programming. Globally, the distinct economic, social, and cultural vulnerability of 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries makes them particularly susceptible to HIV. Yet, the development community has failed to build girl-centered strategies into its HIV [...]

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The Cradles are Coming

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Twenty-one cradles are being packed and will soon be shipped to Washington, DC for the beautiful art exhibit, The Cradle Project. Alongside the XIX International AIDS Conference taking place this month in Washington, DC, which will draw thousands of scientists and advocates to the city, we have  partnered with Aid for Africa and the Washington Studio School to sponsor an art installation that draws attention to the plight of the estimated 12 million children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS in [...]

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The Cradle Project

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Two brothers, eight and eleven years old from Kibera, Nairobi, are a memorable pair. One can sculpt anything from the small ball of clay he carries in his pocket for a small fee. His older brother builds small airplanes that actually fly out of scrap metal. The boy’s talents were well known in their community. Photographer Naomi Natale learned about the two boys when she traveled to Kenya to document the stories of children who had lost their parents and were [...]

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