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JIJUE Breaks New HIV Testing Frontiers at Ridgeways Baptist Church

Henry stood quietly as he listened to the cell group members planning for the coming Sunday service. Suddenly Sarah Vugigi said, "We need someone in the congregation to volunteer to be tested on the pulpit this coming Sunday". There was a long uncomfortable silence, then Henry said, "I will". The cell group members were both surprised and excited. Little did they know the battle that awaited him.

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Good Friday, The JIJUE way down Lakeside - Nyanza 411

by Kenneth Okwaroh


After the lull down the lakeside, I Choose Life-Africa is glowing on the wrists of folks in the hard 2 reach corners of Kombewa Division, Kisumu East District, thanks to one unique partnership between National AIDS Control Council and I Choose Life Africa Nyanza Program.

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Nairobi Chapel Leading the Faith Based Community by Example on HIV Testing

by Veronica Mwangi


On February 22, the congregation at Nairobi Chapel was treated to a special service. The service was one of a kind, graced by the presence of the Jars of Clay and provision of Counseling and Testing Services at the church grounds for the first time in history. The sanctuary was packed to capacity, over 1500 worshippers streaming with excitement at the JIJUE 1 Million campaign and Jars of Clay partnership.

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JIJUE Concerts Energize Campaign for 1 Million to Know their HIV Status

by Gregg/JIJUE Team


The lights dimmed in the Mavuno Dome after an red-hot performance by Eric Wainaina. The back to back stage acts had been rocking well, with video clips and messages on the screens. From Pete Odera to Atemi to Kanjii - from DJ Dee on the deck and the Xtzee dancers pulling a great dance act, the room was at a frenzy as Eric left the stage.

There was an electric buzz in the air as the Grammy Award-winning rockers Jars of Clay took the stage.

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JIJUE VIP Concert - D-Day!

by Eric


Here's hoping you've gone out and gotten your tickets for the once in a lifetime concert going down this weekend. Grammy Award winners JARS OF CLAY jetted into the country during the week, and have already began gearing up for their events. Their sound check at Mavuno Dome sounded AWESOME!! || continue >>

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JIJUE Media Coverage I: The Standard, Capital FM and Jamati

by JIJUE Team


As we write this, our friends Jars of Clay are somewhere between Nashville, Tennessee and Nairobi. As they get closer to Kenya, so too the JIJUE campaign is picking up momentum -- and our excitement builds as we get closer to the concerts this weekend. And the local news media seems to be taking notice of the concert and the aims of the JIJUE movement . || continue >>

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Jars of Clay Become Part of 1 Million HIV Tested

by Gregg


Inspired by the efforts from the local organization at I Choose Life - Africa, Jars of clay, a multi platinum grammy award winning rock band contributed to the enhancement of this vision in a very unique way. . || continue >>

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The Show You Cannot Afford to Miss!

by Gregg


Today, 7 days before the big concert, we had a dry run through the concert script with all the artists signed up for the 1 Million campaign. It was exciting to hang out with the folks and to feel their ideas and intentions to be full time JIJUE ambassadors. || continue >>

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The Freedom of Knowing 101

by Gregg


The feeling of "invulnerability" in relation to HIV risk and the belief that "it can't happen to me" often comes to our mind when we think of ourselves in relation to HIV infection. Normal "risk-taking" is a youth behaviour and, at times the greater and immediate concern is issues such as pregnancy. || continue >>

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The Freedom of Knowing 102

by Gregg


I totally understand the there are many barriers to testing for HIV. The worst fear is the possibility of a positive HIV status and how to cope with it. Others fear discrimination, stigma and the likely unpredictable reaction from close family or community members. I admit that it is difficult to gather courage to test for HIV. But rest assured that all these are nothing compared to the relief of knowing your HIV status, the benefits far outweigh the fear. || continue >>

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Events

 

Past Events


February 14, 2009

Egerton University JIJUE

I Choose Life - Africa Rift valley region is running their JIJUE week starting February 16 to 21 at Egerton University. There will be a special Valentines Moonlight Counseling and Testing drive on February 14. The JIJUE week will be spiced with exciting activities from the Egerton University culture week. Egerton JIJUE! For more info, Contact barasa@ichooselife.or.ke

February 20, 2009

Jars of Clay Concert
w/ DJ Mozz/Pete Odera and more! (Mavuno Dome Bellevue)

The 1 Million campaign will be officially launched at a colorful concert featuring Grammy Award winning Rock band - Jars of Clay. They will be accompanied by performances from Kenya's own great acts such as Eric Wainaina, Pete Odera, Kanjii, Atemi, DJ Mozz, M.O.G, A-Star, Jimmy Gait, Juliani, and others who believe in this noble cause.

Location:
Mavuno Dome Bellevue (6pm - 10pm)

Tickets:
Kshs 850/= in advance; 1000/= at the gate

February 22, 2009

Jars of Clay Concert
w/ DJ Mozz/Pete Odera and more! (KICC)

The 1 Million campaign will be officially launched at a colorful concert featuring Grammy Award winning Rock band - Jars of Clay. They will be accompanied by performances from Kenya's own great acts such as Eric Wainaina, Pete Odera, Kanjii, Atemi, DJ Mozz, M.O.G, A-Star, Jimmy Gait, Juliani, and others who believe in this noble cause.

Location:
KICC (2pm - 6pm)

Tickets:
Kshs 350/= in advance; 550/= at the gate

February 22, 2009

KU Testing Week
Kenyatta University

KU Testing Week - Kenyatta University will be holding their annual HIV testing drive. Jars of Clay will get a chance to interact with the peer educators from the university peer educators before the week starts.The peer educators are already running an essay competition, and have schedules exciting activities such as candle light walk, Mr & Miss status competition.

February 28, 2009

KU Mombasa Campus JIJUE


I Choose Life - Africa Coast region in partnership with Kenyatta University Students Association of Mombasa Campus will be organizing a drug and substance abuse awareness day themed around Mr. and Miss KU Mombasa Campus. ICL will be facilitating Counseling & testing drive and forge new partnerships with various stakeholders. For more info, Contact kombe@ichooselife.or.ke

March 2, 2009

Spring JIJUE VCT Drive
United States International University

United States International University peer educators are organizing a one of a kind testing week. Known for their ability to conduct things differently, the students run a stigma reduction campaign dubbed "I am HIV positive" last semester. We are watching out for an exceptionally exciting and creative JIJUE week from these folks.

March 14, 2009

Chrisc Bogard JIJUE 1 Million Tournament
Githogoro Grounds
9 am-6pm

 

March 16-21, 2009

Spring JIJUE Week
United States International University

 

 

 

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JIJUE Breaks New HIV Testing Frontiers at Ridgeways Baptist Church

Henry stood quietly as he listened to the cell group members planning for the coming Sunday service. Suddenly Sarah Vugigi said, "We need someone in the congregation to volunteer to be tested on the pulpit this coming Sunday". There was a long uncomfortable silence, then Henry said, "I will". The cell group members were both surprised and excited. Little did they know the battle that awaited him.

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