Below is a summary of RSSAF grant cycles during 2010.
November, 2010 (Michaelmas Term)
RSSAF awarded grants to the following three projects:
- Human Rights Advocacy Centre
Oxford Contact: Natasha Simonsen (New South Wales & Magdalen, 2009)
Project: Addressing human rights violations in mental health “prayer camps” in Ghana
- Athletes United for Social Justice
Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
Oxford Contact: Tyler Spencer (Maryland/DC & Wolfson, 2010)
Project: Inspiring at-risk youth to educate themselves about HIV/AIDS prevention and destigmatization
- Summary: Athletes United for Social Justice is an organization founded by college and professional athletes to empower youth through sports. It uses athletes as role models and the popularity of sports to try and break the silence around serious and stigmatizing social issues. RSSAF is funding the Team Up programme in Soweto, South Africa. The funds will support a youth-led HIV/AIDS education project, where township youth who have been trained as HIV/AIDS educators. These youth will coordinate a stigma reduction project in partnership with youth from a local AIDS orphanage. As part of this project, and the ongoing Team Up programme, these youth will collaborate and share their experiences with peers in Washington DC. To learn more about the youth involved and the history of Team Up, visit www.teamup2010.org.
- 2 Month Progress Report
- 6 Month Progress Report
- African Development Initiative
Oxford Contact: Darryl Finkton (Indiana & Magdalen, 2010)
Project: Counteracting infant mortality and decreased community productivity by improving water sanitation