Some startling AIDS statistics:
-Around the world, a staggering 2.7 million people were infected in 2007 alone.
-1 new infection every 15 seconds
-Globally, 33 million people are living with HIV infection, most of them in the developing world.
-There are more than two million children living with HIV/AIDS globally and over 90 percent of those children live in Africa and specifically sub-Saharan Africa.
-In the United States, more than 1 million people are living with HIV. And 56,000 more people are infected each year in the U.S., driving HIV prevalence rates in some of our communities to levels that rival those seen in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Mocha Club ties together two communities: Africa and You. Why not encourage students and faculty at your campus to join the Mocha Club and build a team around a project that resonates with a team’s particular interest: child mothers; education; HIV/AIDS; job creation; orphan care; sudan regrowth?
Our Crossroads Ministry just opened up significant discussions with several growing movements among college students who want to make a difference in the AIDS pandemic. One movement that has partnered with World Vision and now IV is Acting on AIDS*. Our ministries at several locations have already helped start effective partnership with Acting on AIDS. Explore their website.
*Acting on AIDS is a program started by Christian college students to create awareness and promote activism on the global AIDS pandemic at colleges and universities across the nation. With the support of World Vision, Christian college students have formed a broad network of Acting on AIDS groups on college campuses that seeks to change hearts on campuses, create awareness in communities, and advocate for those affected by the global AIDS pandemic.