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International Awareness and Involvement

Supporting, Protecting and Defending - Global Education for Girls

The International Awareness & Involvement Committee (IAIC) addresses global issues related to the social, educational and economic empowerment of women and girls throughout Africa and the Caribbean.  

Through service and social action, IAIC implements programs and activities that:


  • I Can Fly International in Makakoi Village in the Machakos District of Kenya

  • Diva Foundation-HIV/AIDS awareness program

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I Can Fly Foundation International

The International Awareness & Involvement Committee has recently partnered with I Can Fly International in Makakoi Village in the Machakos District of Kenya. I Can Fly High School (ICFHS), the first of its kind in the area, is a year-round secondary boarding school that educates youth in eleven subjects. In addition to collecting books and personal supplies for the students at ICFHS, IAIC is also sponsoring the education of one of its female students for the 2014 - 1015 school term. IAIC seeks to help remove the financial barriers that often prevent women and girls from fulfilling their educational dreams and career aspirations. The International Awareness & Involvement Committee hosts global awareness events throughout the year to further educate ourselves, and our community on the plight of women internationally. Our projects and services help children who are affected by early marriages, female genital mutilation, child labor, abandonment and children orphaned by HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Donation of Funds has helped -The Butterfly Project offer free and subsidized quality Secondary education, shelter, enrichment activities and counseling services to rescued children and youth ages 13-17 years old.

Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Economically disadvantaged people

Diva Foundation-HIV/AIDS

DIVAS SIMPLY SINGING! is a magical evening of song and entertainment. This event features a host of the most talented artists in the entertainment business united to fight HIV/AIDS. Soror Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Commitment to Helping End the HIV Epidemic, Support Divas Simply Singing.



Discussion about how Gilead and members of the global HIV community are recognizing World AIDS Day as an opportunity to renew their shared commitment to ending the HIV epidemic. Through conversation structured around reflections on the concepts of language, identity, and history, the panelists will speak to the how leaders can support community renewal and recommitment to taking action to advance the goals and strategies for ending HIV. The program will highlight the importance of taking time to reflect on the progress that has been made and to consider how to look ahead to the coming year with a fresh perspective and renewed energy that will support action.

In addition to the World AIDS Day stream, DIVAS Simply Singing will re-stream Sunday, December 3rd 2023, at 10:00 am PST with another local news lead in and the show will remain on the eight ABC OTV market video on demand/apps for one complete year!

Join @thesherylleeralph @ 7pm 12/1/23  for @divassimplysinging Raising Health Awareness powered by @gileadsciences streamed on ABC Owned Television Stations.

Go to to learn how to watch.

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