RFFA (Rotarains For Fighting AIDS), Australia Chair PDG Fred Loneragan received the RFFA Hero award at the District 9700 change over in Leeton. Here is PDG Fred receiving the award from IPDG Ian Simpson. This award was made by the full board of RFFA and is in memory of the CEO of RFFA, Marion Bunch, [...]
Here is a story from the December edition of Rotary Africa on Marion Bunch our CEO of RFFA.
Thursday night 16th February Wagga Wagga Rotary Club held a Mountains of the Moon evening with PDG Fred Loneragan and John Glassford as guest speakers for the night. It was a most enjoyable evening of fellowship and fun. Coolamon Rotary was well received along side our projects for RFFA in Africa. Their Sargent at Arms [...]
Here is the interview played on Channel & Prime TV recently on the adventure in Uganda.
One of the beneficiaries of the Mountains of the Moon climb as they were on the Kili 28/8 Climb in 2007. Simply stunning result all round well done Gemma Sisia and congratulations.
These are random photos and have a lot of meaning to us all on this adventure.
Here are a few photos showing some of the things we had to do to get to 4,000 metres where a summit attempt could be made. It was hard work and as you know only two reached teh summit. These photos are from Fred Madden thanks mate.
RFFA is doing some great work in partnership with a leading US Bank called the US Bank based in Atlanta. Their Vice Chair Pam Joseph and our own Marion Bunch are supporting a Maasai school in Kenya, enjoy the video and support RFFA on our web site: RFFA
The Mountains of the Moon Team going through rain forest. Hats off to the porters who carry 22 kgs with incredible strength up steep slopes of slippery rocks and mud. These are strong men who earn very little and are rewarded with tips from the climbers. I hope their lot improves as more people go [...]
Some of the timber ladders provided to cross raging streams were very dicey but strong you just needed to trust your guides.
Summit day on Mount Margherita. Seven of us started out to climb this mountain for the children of Africa and two made it to the top. Here are some photos of the day Moses and Fred made it. Both Moses and Fred now want to join Rotary and I hope they will. Moses Kashumba and [...]
One of the most heart wrenching places to visit in Cape Town is the Nonceba project. It is also a place of hope for the future of these young children who have been traumatised by the “virgin cure”. Please read the web sites below: Nonceba Web Site Ashley Kaimowitz Here are some photographs taken [...]
These children are orphans and are supported through Rotarians for Fighting AIDS Orphan Rescue programme. They gave us a remarkable insight into their lives and put on one heck of a show for us when we visited them in Nairobi on December 7th. Without a shadow of doubt the monies we are raising for their [...]
UNAIDS REPORT 2011 The number of people dying of AIDS-related causes fell to 1.8 million***** [1.6 million–1.9 million] in 2010, down from a peak of 2.2 million [2.1 million–2.5 million] in the mid-2000s. A total of 2.5 million deaths have been averted in low- and middle-income countries since 1995 due to antiretroviral therapy being introduced, [...]
RFFA NEWSLETTER JUNE 2011
“G ‘ day I thought you would like to see Joe McGinnis’s latest creation which is an invitation to ‘celebrate’ with our Atlanta corporate partners our “Voyage to Africa”. Joe’s team continues to outdo themselves in support of RFFA! The pictures on this invitation are all a result of Joe’s photography. The beautiful girl child [...]
by: Robert Ripley a medical volunteer in Uganda Robert gives some good hints and advice in his blog below. That is why I am very happy to have Moses Kashumba along as our guide. Wrecked in the Rwenzoris More Wonderful Photos Here. Thank you Robert! More Fun! FUN!
Our intrepid guide Moses Kashumba is on his way to Kasese in Uganda. Moses will be doing a full recce of the climb and hike. When Moses gets back to Kilimanjaro he will send us a full report. We will then be able to plan accordingly. Moses is a Chagga man and lives on the [...]
This presentation from the BBC is an excellent audio documentary on the AIDS issue in Africa and covers some very pertinent points that should never be far from our minds. Aids kills some 6,000 people each day in Africa – more than wars, famines and floods. Millions of children are orphans, many more live with [...]