MTV Staying Alive Foundation

Young people against HIV/AIDS

42% of all new HIV infections occur in young people. Young people are, therefore, key to ending the HIV epidemic. The MTV Staying Alive Foundation funds and trains young leaders around the world so that they can go into their communities to fight HIV.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140295)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£2,724

Donations

23

  • "Our passionate and innovative young leaders are spearheading this fight [against HIV] on the ground. Now we must all follow their lead."

    — Georgia Arnold

  • "Our passionate and innovative young leaders are spearheading this fight [against HIV] on the ground. Now we must all follow their lead."

    — Georgia Arnold

Situation

Medical advances have revolutionised the fight against HIV. The disease is no longer a death sentence, but it’s still destroying the lives of millions of young people every year. 42% of all new HIV infections occur in young people aged 15 to 24 years. For women of reproductive age, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide, with unsafe sex being the main risk factor in developing countries.

Solution

We fight HIV the smart way by supporting innovative youth-led organisations who are fighting HIV on the ground. We fund the creative and ambitious young leaders that run these organisations. We provide grants of up to £8,000 to organisations led by people younger than 27 years of age. We also create the young leaders of tomorrow by providing comprehensive training to improve their management and leadership skills and the sustainability of their organisations.