What is the “Respect Yourself Project”?
The Respect Yourself Project is an HIV & Aids Awareness campaign that was founded by Darren T Smith in 2012. Its focus is to bring people together to facilitate the free and open exchange of knowledge & education in order to help prevent HIV infections and to improve the lives of those affected by HIV & AIDS by providing information about the prevention, testing, treatment & research of the HIV virus. One of Darren’s missions is to raise money by sponsoring & creating music inspired events is the crucial part in making the organization a success.
What we expect to achieve…
Our objective is to empower individuals and communities who have been affected by the pandemic by presenting HIV/AIDS-specific music that provides critical awareness, education and anti-stigma messages. And creatively raise fund in order to combat the persistent stigma, ignorance and indifference to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through music. We believe the project will provide a unique and essential social instrument to permanently increase domestic & international HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and advocacy for all people.
Why is Music important in the fight against HIV&AIDS?
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is over 30 years old, but as of yet there lacks an organized presentation of the global socio-political impact of HIV/AIDS-specific music driven organizations. MUSIC has tremendous formative power for individuals and communities, and when inscribed with intelligent and socially relevant lyrics, music can be one of the most empowering and revolutionary arts of humanity.
Our Goal,What we need & Where will the money go?
Project funds will go towards the initial administrative set up of the project, In addition to providing necessary hardware, software, hosting costs, graphic & website design costs, and audio/video costs as well as ongoing HIV & AIDS research costs. If we go above the goal, we can continue to build our foundation in its effort to provide HIV& AIDS related events and service to community all over the world.
How Can I Donate…?
Simply click the donate now button on the left hand side of this page to make a secure instant online donation.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT IN OUR MISSION TO HELP END THE HIV & AIDS EPIDEMIC. YOUR GENEROSITY IS AN ACT OF GREAT HELP TO ENSURE WE CONTINUE OUR FIGHT!
Founder & CEO Darren T Smith of The Respect Yourself Project.