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MTV Staying Alive Foundation gives over $4 Million in grants to grassroots youth organisations

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To mark World AIDS Day (December 1), the MTV Staying Alive Foundation (SAF) has announced new grants to grassroots organizations striving to promote HIV and AIDS education and awareness around the world. MTV’s global charitable foundation will make new grants to 21 organizations, 12 of which are based in sub-Saharan Africa. For the first time SAF will make awards to projects targeting vulnerable communities in South Sudan and Haiti; an additional 15 organizations will have their grants renewed. Since 2005, SAF has provided 417 grants to youth organizations in more than 60 countries, spending more than US $4million directly with young people working to stop the HIV epidemic in their communities. SAF 2012 grants will include a wide variety of recipients including projects targeting men who have sex with men in Nigeria, female factory workers in Pakistan and young offenders in the USA. Georgia Arnold, Executive Director, MTV Staying Alive Foundation comments, “Our grantees are dynamic, inspiring leaders who are helping the MTV Staying Alive Foundation achieve our vision of an HIV free Generation. We were overwhelmed by the quality and number of proposals submitted this year and congratulate all our successful grantees, all of whom have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to real change in their own communities.”]]>

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