CSDA Director, Appointed as Chair of Kicking AIDS Out! Advisory Committee

Mr. Andre Collins, a Director and co-founder of the Caribbean Sport and Development Agency has recently been appointed to chair the Advisory Committee of the Kicking AIDS Out! Network. 

Kicking AIDS Out! offers an innovative, inclusive, high-energy approach that links sports, physical activity and traditional movement games with HIV and AIDS prevention and education. Kicking AIDS Out began as an African initiative aimed at children and youth and has developed into an evolving international network of partner and member organisations and associates. 

The Kicking AIDS Out! network is made up of individuals and organizations throughout the world who embrace a youth-centered curriculum that uses the powerful medium of sport and sport analogies to share messages about prevention, education and awareness of health, human sexuality, responsibility and leadership. The network is supported by key agencies, including the NIF, CGC and UK Sport. In the Caribbean, the KAO Caribbean Office is managed by the Caribbean Sport and Development Agency (CSDA) with support from various agencies, including the Australian Sport Commission.

A key success factor of Kicking AIDS Out! is the trained youth leaders who engage their peers in sports, provide accurate health-related information and skillfully create safe spaces for discussion on many sensitive issues.

Mr. George Nange, Head of the Kicking AIDS Out! Secretariat was excited about the progress of the Network noting that, “We have grown as a Network and as we celebrate 12 years working in the field of sports and development the Network saw it as key to restructure and adopt a more practical and efficient governance structure that would support the growth and work of the Network as well as be in line with the current trends in this field. We are very delighted to have Mr. Collins as the chairperson of the Networks Advisory Committee as he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field as well with governance and strategic matters, that we believe will be valuable to the growth and sustainability of the Network as we move forward to even higher grounds impacting our communities through sports”

As chair of the Advisory Committee, Mr. Collins would be responsible for leading the committee in its endeavor to reach the objectives set for the Network over the next two years. Other Committee members appointed to serve for the next two years include Margaret Eastgate (ONOC), Joseph Muchechetere (SRC, Zimbabwe), Patrick Mweshi (EDUSPORT), Claire Barrel (UK Sport), Mahae Maboteilo Jobo (CGC) and Edwin Wasonga (MYSA). 

Mr. Collins noted that “It is an honour to have the opportunity to serve the Network in this capacity and recognition of the overall progress and contribution that the Kicking AIDS Out! leaders in the Caribbean have made to the goals of the Network.” 

For more information about Kicking AIDS Out! you can contact the Secretariat in Cape Town at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Caribbean Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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