Hi, my name is Edward Wanyonyi, and I am the Programme Manager of SOTENI. I’d like to tell you about our latest initiative, the Community-led HIV/AIDS Prevention Project (CHAPP), which supports intervention services in the Nyanza province of Kenya in order to promote prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). One interesting aspect of our approach is working with SOTENI’s unique AIDS Barefoot Doctors, but I’ll tell you more about them later.
Our organisation, SOTENI, was founded in 2002 by a group of American and African volunteers passionate about preventing HIV/AIDS and reducing its effects. Through early work we found that the best way to empower vulnerable people was to strengthen their communities, and since then we have been dedicated to community development.
Programme Manager, SOTENI