REAP Project

REAP stands for the Rumphi Education AIDS Program. Sonia M who was doing volunteer work in the area started this vital AIDS program in northern Malawi. The goal of the program was to identify and train volunteers who then could teach the program, care for those already suffering with AIDS, and to identify orphans whom we could in turn help by providing a skills training program. A group of young people were also identified and trained to teach their peers in 27 schools in the area. The program is partially funded by CIDA, and is now flourishing under local leadership. IHC has been sending medical and educational supplies in support of the program and was successful in receiving a grant for them.