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

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

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The Standard had this to say in its profile of Jars of Clay entitled "US Christian rock band to visit Kenya"

"...Jars of Clay in partnership with I Choose Life-Africa (ICL), will this month join hands with a group of Kenyan artistes, among them award-winning artiste Eric Wainaina, Kanji Mbugua and Carol Atemi, for two life transforming concerts.... ...The campaign, Jijue 1 Million, aims at mobilising at least one million youths to know their HIV status and contribute in the prevention of the virus..."

Entertainment portal Jamati.com featured coverage of the Jars show:

"...The JIJUE (know yourself) team is busy working on a 1 Million campaign, which will be officially launched at a colorful concert with Grammy Award winning Rock band Jars of Clay sparking off the movement while graciously accompanied by performances from Kenya’s own great acts: Eric Wainaina, Pete Odera, Kanji, Carol Atemi, DJ Mozz, M.O.G, A-Star, Jimmy Gait and, Juliani... ...Jijue is a revolutionary movement aimed to increase HIV awareness amongst the youth and, campaigning for a HIV free society..."

Capital FM 98.4 featured "Jars of Clay and HIV" in its Capital Lifestyle section:

"...Rock and Christianity merge forces in Nairobi this weekend and all with a view to encouraging Kenyans to know their HIV status, especially young Kenyans..."

Locally, the campaign continues to receive interest from the media, with NTV recently announced as the media sponsor. NTV will be sending their OB van for an exclusive production of the Friday Show at Mavuno Dome Bellevue, which will eventually be aired as a documentary on local television.

The JIJUE team is getting excited about this unique moment in Kenya and hope you will join us at these history-making concerts this weekend.

 

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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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4 in every 5 people who are infected don’t even know they are infected

Young people ages 10-24 make up one-third of the Kenyan population

The highest rate of HIV infection is among Kenyans between the ages of 15 to 34

Over 2.7% of AIDS cases occur in youth ages 15-24 years

Women are 4 times more likely to be infected with HIV than men

3 out of every 5 HIV-infected Kenyans are women

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