In South Africa, an estimated 5.6 million people are living with HIV and AIDS, the highest figure in the world.
Supporting health initiatives
Volunteers with Restless Development and Tearfund work to promote safe sex practices and understanding in order to reduce rates of HIV and AIDS and address teenage pregnancy. The work also covers other social issues such as gender violence.
Volunteers reach young people through schools, community groups and at events created to raise awareness.
Helping people to provide for themselves and their families
Restless Development volunteers work with young people to increase their ability to earn a decent income. Projects have a significant focus on career development, entrepreneurship and mentoring.