Trivani Foundation Implements "Stay Alive" Program to Fight HIV in Africa
The Trivani Foundation is a non-profit organization who is dedicated to providing immediate relief to children in impoverished countries, while giving them the resources to build their community and sustain life.
- (1888PressRelease) July 17, 2010 - Springville, Utah - The Trivani Foundation, a Utah based non-profit organization, has recently joined United Families International (UFI) and Reach the Children in the fight against AIDS and HIV. In the 1990s UFI developed an AIDS/HIV prevention program called Stay Alive, and welcomes humanitarian organizations such as the Trivani Foundation to help increase HIV awareness in impoverished countries.
The Stay Alive Program is an international program created to address the HIV/AIDS problem in many parts of the world in order to save lives and offer a higher standard of living. This program targets children ages 9-14 and teaches them how to make smart choices before they become sexually active. A basic understanding of what HIV/AIDS is as well as how it is transmitted is a key component of the program. In addition, children learn how to protect themselves from the disease through celibacy, practicing sexual abstinence before marriage and by staying faithful in marriage.
It is evident that the Stay Alive program has already had an effect on thousands of children. A child in the Abirabira Primary School in Kabermaido, Uganda wrote to the Trivani Foundation saying "[The Staying Alive Program] is making develop the attitude of self respect, both at school and at home. It has given me hope for tomorrow, i can now think of ahappy life after my studies. i will be adoctor in future." (Writing was exactly as shown).
The Trivani Foundation is currently helping create a new Stay Alive program in Northern Uganda, where they will pay for the travel, board, and training expenses of several Stay Alive specialists. These specialists will train 28 teachers, 4 headmasters, 8 matrons, and a Stay Alive specialist for the Asayo's Wish orphanage. 160 orphans will be reached through this program, as well as over 300 children who are on the orphanage waiting list. The Trivani Foundation will also implement the program in four Ugandan schools, and will train 50 widows so they can then teach their own children the skills needed to stay free from HIV and AIDS.
Stay Alive is usually implemented in the form of an after school program which teaches children how to stay free from HIV/AIDS through the creation of songs, dramas, skits, and poems. Through these and other creative means the program also highlights critical thinking, teaches them how to choose to say no, teaches them how to make good decisions, the importance of education as well as how to treat oneself as well as others with respect. According to the Stay Alive website, the program has already reached over 750,000 children in 10 African countries, and the program is still growing.
About the Trivani Foundation
The Trivani Foundation is a Utah based non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to relieve the suffering of underdeveloped communities. Trivani also provides education and financial support to help impoverished communities learn to sustain themselves independent of others' aid.
For more information on helping the Trivani Foundation with humanitarian efforts, contact Trivani International at
198 South Main Street
Springville, Utah 84663
Phone: 1-888-TRIVANI (874-8264)