Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day we celebrate the lives of the children at Beat the Drum Village.  Fifteen lives who, because of compassion, commitment and care, were saved.   Fifteen lives who are beating AIDS and who have bright futures because of people, just like you, who have given generously.

Today, December 1, 2010, people all over the world will pledge to make a difference in the fight against AIDS.

This World AIDS Day we ask that you pledge to make a difference at Beat the Drum Village.  Please donate today.  Your donation will help these special orphans continue their fight against AIDS, a battle so many around the world are losing.

Let's build a Village together,
Stacy M. Troubh

Donors making a contribution today will receive a complimentary DVD copy of the film, BEAT THE DRUM.

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca is eight years old.  She was born in Marsabit in northern Kenya and at five years old was admitted to one of Beat the Drum Village's sister orphanages in Kenya - a home for orphans, but not specializing in the care of children with HIV/AIDS.  Rebecca's health worsening, she was one of five children living at this orphanage who were relocated to Beat the Drum Village, a facility that could better serve their medical needs.

Since arriving at Beat the Drum Village, her health has improved dramatically.  She is a jovial young girl who enjoys reading and school.  Recently, she was named the best student in grade two within the entire Naivasha County, the county in which her school, Lucy Amen Junior Academy, is located.

Inspired by those that have touched her life, Rebecca aspires to be a nurse when she grows up.

On this World AIDS Day, let's celebrate Rebecca's transformation and bright future since arriving at Beat the Drum Village.

BEAT THE DRUM discussion at International School in Atlanta area

BEAT THE DRUM writer/producer, W. David McBrayer, spoke to a group of students from around the world at the English for Internationals School outside of Atlanta.   This forum generated productive discussion about the AIDS crisis in Africa as students from countries such as Brazil, Serbia and Morocco were encouraged and inspired by the message of the film and the efforts of Beat the Drum Village.

BEAT THE DRUM on DVD:  This Year's Perfect Holiday Gift

This holiday season, consider giving a DVD of the award-winning film which started Beat the Drum Village.  Winner of over thirty international awards, BEAT THE DRUM tells the story of a young Zulu boy, Musa, who is orphaned after a mysterious "curse" strikes his village.  To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a handmade tribal drum, in search of work.  While on his journey, he is confronted with the stark realities of urban life, but his spirit never wavers.

Available on, profits from the sale of each DVD directly support the children at Beat the Drum Village.   When purchasing on Amazon, be sure to buy from seller, Beat the Drum Village.

Please Join Our Efforts

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We thank you for your support, but we need many, many more supporters to ensure these special children continue to be cared for and to add more homes and more children to the Village.