The Mercury Phoenix Trust
The Mercury Phoenix Trust awarded grants to Avert to enable the expansion of the Young Voices project and the development of a social media campaign on PrEP
The Mercury Phoenix Trust awarded a grant to Avert in 2020 which enabled the expansion of the Young Voices project. Young Voices is a series of six short animated films and accompanying fact sheets addressing dilemmas relating to sex and relationships, available for free. The films were developed in English, and further funding from The Mercury Phoenix Trust meant we could translate them into Swahili to reach more young people in East Africa.
The Mercury Phoenix Trust has also funded Avert to work together with young people in Southern Africa to co-create a social media campaign promoting awareness, interest, support and demand for Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a simple drug which can prevent HIV infection.
The Mercury Phoenix Trust focuses on funding Education and Awareness projects, believing that knowledge and prevention are key to tackling HIV.