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Volunteer Spotlight: World AIDS Day 2014

For the past nine years, Project Sunshine Kenya volunteers have come together in celebration of World AIDS Day, to honor over 6,500 children and families at Bomu Hospital affected by HIV/AIDS, and to raise awareness in the greater Mombasa Community.

This year, forty Project Sunshine Kenya volunteers united together to "keep Project Sunshine shining all over the globe". The event featured educational skits and theatrical performances about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, music, food, and creative arts activities. Over 450 children and families participated in games, arts & crafts, and a special birthday celebration for everyone, recognizing the tremendous milestones in each child�s life. A magician, face painter and bouncy castle added to the festivities! Volunteers and families really enjoyed the event from the start to the end, but most of all because they saw "children and families smiling together with the Project Sunshine Kenya team."

Dorcas Uside is one of Project Sunshine Kenya´s volunteers who helped host the spectacular World AIDS Day celebration. Being a volunteer is one of the things she is most proud of because, "I feel happy when I engage children and families in activities and see them smiling or having the best time ever� this is a huge plus in their lives." According to her, World AIDS Day is a fabulous and important day, full of HIV/AIDS awareness building activities, but also a day to commemorate and support colleagues and friends who are both infected and affected. "Project Sunshine Kenya impacted hundreds of children and families today, and I was proud to participate in this special event.´

More Volunteer Stories of Interest

Sports Illustrated model, Damaris Lewis, volunteered for her second year as a Project Sunshine Dance Camp instructor to empower young women through dance.
Emilio Delgado, who has played Luis on Sesame Street for 40 years, brought sunshine to pediatric patients at Mount Sinai´s KidZone as part of Project Sunshine´s Book Club
     

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