Jars of Clay Become Part of 1 Million
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.
On February 05, 2009, they gathered at the Blood:Water Mission office in Nashville (Tennessee) to talk about HIV testing and how they intend to contribute towards 1 million Kenyan youth getting to know their HIV status. Clad in JIJUE apparel, the artists went through a session of preparing themselves for the great tour of Africa to officially launch the JIJUE 1 Million campaign.
Locally, members of the JIJUE team are appreciating increased uptake of counseling and Testing under the JIJUE 1 Million umbrella. They have witnessed the excitement that captured the whole of Kabete Technical Institute during the just concluded JIJUE week. Notably, the uptake averaged a total of 80 persons accessing services per day. The counsellors had remained very occupied and smiling all day.
Tonight, Veroh, our Counseling & Testing coordinator informed our team that there were queues in town people wanting to get tested at the JIJUE mobile designated sites. She also busted someone selling JIJUE 1 Million campaign badges, and buyers are wearing them so proudly. The wrist bands are really attractive, even more appealing is the reason behind wearing one. Veroh has changed roles for a while (to a makeshift journalist), she will be scouting the town with her camera tomorrow to keep this story alive!
We're all fired up and ready to know our HIV status this Valentine. Again, Jars of Clay will be here in 72 hours, get ready with your boots and hat!
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