EFA International Living Positively

In 2005, Peace Corps volunteers and their counterparts founded Education Fights AIDS (EFA) International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the successful future of HIV-infected/affected African youth through education, enterprise and empowerment.

Our regional office in the Far North of Cameroon supports over 120 individuals in 9 youth groups, forming EFA's Youth Empowerment Network. Some support groups have started income generation activities, and most are affiliated with local health facilities. Our peer education program addresses community-level HIV/STI prevention education, PMTCT, and "positive prevention".

EFA embodies the Peace Corps' Third Goal by continuing to inform, engage and involve RPCVs and their communities about HIV/AIDS, health and poverty issues in Africa. EFA has also signed an MOU with Peace Corps Cameroon and hosts current PCVs at two sites in the Far North.

This video shares stories of how EFA's beneficiaries are living positively.

Read more about EFA's programs here: http://www.efainternational.org

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