Miles Of Smiles

Ariel Reunion

ARIEL REUNION Background; Elizabeth Glaser contracted HIV in a blood transfusion in 1981 while giving birth to her daughter, Ariel. The Glasers discovered, in the course of trying to treat Ariel, that drug companies and health agencies had no idea that HIV was prevalent among children. The only drugs on the market were for adults; nothing had been tested or approved for children. Ariel lost her battle with AIDS in 1988. This is the story that birthed the Ariel Reunions that were held annually in memory of Ariel Glazer. Every year, we hold an Ariel re-union in commemoration of World AIDS day. The re-union gathers young people living with or affected by HIV from different health facilities in the urban, peri-urban and rural areas to have structured discussions on topics that improve their well-being such as financial literacy, public speaking, relationships, marriage among others. The reunion targets peer leaders already serving at health facilities because they too need the support they give to their fellow young people; therefore, the reunion rejuvenates peer leaders to continue being exemplarily and equips them with necessary skills to thrive in life. If you would like to support young people attend this reunion, kindly reach out to us with any amount and we shall be glad to engage you if you have any interest in the event.

Our vision

Create a smile on every young person

Our mission

To refine the lives of young people both infected and affected with by HIV/AIDS