Lions Club donates Sh8m to HIV/Aids sufferers in Moshi

20Jan 2019
James Lanka
Guardian On Sunday
Lions Club donates Sh8m to HIV/Aids sufferers in Moshi

KILIMANJARO Women Against HIV/AIDS (KIWAKKUKI) project for people living with HIV/Aids has received support worth Sh8m from the Lions Club of Moshi-Kibo.

District Governor of District 411C covering Tanzania Mainland and the Isles, Mustafa Kudrati, said this week that the support aim to reach more HIV/Aids sufferers in remote areas.

Kudrati, who was on his official tour of the region, challenged the club to use Swahili language in their community charity projects and Lions ‘fellowships’ to provide room for the all Lions and non Lion members to understand well the core values of the club.

“The move aims to provide rural dwellers with free voluntary HIV testing and counseling services as well as medicines for other HIV-related illnesses, chairperson of the Lions Club of Moshi-Kibo Julian Jones said.

He said there were a number of projects currently being supported by the club and some which rendered services to various groups.

He said they have been supporting the women project in the past four years and to marginalised members of society in rural areas of Kilimanjaro region where services are needed.

They requested the government to give them a piece of land to enable them implement well their projects.

Headmistress of Msandaka Deaf School where the club has also been sending its support, Hellen Kiwelu, said the school now had 113 disadvantaged pupils.

Speaking on behalf of Moshi Municipal Director Michael Mwandezi, an official from the municipal Medical Office Dr. Erick Atugonza acknowledged the Lions Club for their effort to support disabled children, particularly the deaf, people with albinism, and those with poor vision.

Dr Atugonza asked them to work in collaboration with the government and other well wishers to provide more equipment for the needy as the majority of such people face acute shortage of learning tools.