Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Goal

Football is serious business in The Gambia. If Peace Corps projects aren't being planned around religious holidays, they're being planned around football game schedules. When Peace Corps Volunteers Brian Bartley, Wells Brown, Jeremy Goldsmith, and Devin Wilcox-McCombs decided to bring important messages to the Gambian public about HIV/AIDS, stigmatization, and HIV testing, they decided to use football as a mechanism to bring people together just long enough to enjoy a good game and leave with a greater understanding of the virus and its causes. The process of planning and securing funding took well over a year, but as you will see below, the final outcome was worth the wait.

Music credit:

Up Around the Bend by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Around the World/Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk