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As a way of giving back to society, UCOF Academy Cares: Initiative harnesses the fashion community’s compassion for those suffering with HIV/AIDS to bring relief to victims in developing countries that lack access to adequate medical care. It is estimated that 67% of the 33 million people suffering from HIV/AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa. In South Africa alone, there are 300,000 children living with HIV/AIDS and another 1.4 million who have been orphaned by the disease.
Since 2010, UCOF Academy Cares: Initiative has provided funds and supplies to 100 children living with HIV in South Africa. UCOF Academy partners with Mapetla Day Care in South Africa to provide financial assistance, food, and clothing to young children suffering from HIV/AIDS. UCOF Academy Cares: Initiative plans to expand this program to other parts of the world as our organization gains more traction.