The SIC UK National Committee works to oversee all of the various activities of regional HIVE branches, from fundraising, to the schools programme and volunteer recruitment. Underneath the National Committee, we have a number of regional HIVE teams working hard to maintain the good reputation they each hold with schools in their area.
Clare is a junior doctor working in Portsmouth. She is currently Chair of the National SIC UK Committee and a trustee for the UK charity. Clare first got involved with SIC UK in the piloting of the HIV/AIDS school programme during the summer of 2006. Since then her enthusiasm and passion for the vision of SIC has driven her to commit time and energy to this fantastic organisation. From May 2007 – May 2010 she chaired the Southampton University branch of SIC UK and loves being involved with all of our three key areas of work: Events & Fundraising, HIV Education (HIVE) and the Volunteer Programme.
Kesh is a junior doctor at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. He has been involved with SIC UK since 2008, when he joined the then SIC UK Schools Programme, and then participated in the Tanzania Volunteer Programme in 2009. Following this he sat on the HIVE Southampton Committee for 2 years and recruited new volunteers for the Tanzania Volunteer Programme as a Campus Coordinator. After leaving the HIVE Southampton Committee Kesh sat on the SIC UK National Committee as the Volunteer Programme Coordinator from 2011-13, before moving into his current role aiming to establish new branches of HIVE and the Volunteer Programme in the north of the UK.
Kesh continues to be inspired by the number of enthusiastic young people across the UK who are taking an interest in raising awareness about HIV in both their local communities and abroad and is confident that SIC UK's work is vital in helping SIC achieve its mission of training future leaders in global health and development.
HIV Education Coordinator
Rachel is currently a junior doctor in London and has been involved with SIC for the past 5 years with both the Tanzanian volunteer programme and the HIV Education UK Schools Programme. She taught as part of HIVE and Chaired the Southampton Committee before becoming involved with SIC UK National Committee as HIVE Coordinator. She loves teaching in schools about such important issues and finds it rewarding working with young people. Being involved with SIC has challenged and developed her own attitudes towards global health & HIV/AIDS and she would encourage anyone who enjoys a challenge to get involved. She thinks it is very exciting to be part of a charity that is expanding and improving all the time – who knows where SIC will be in 20 years time – one of the biggest HIV/AIDS charities in the UK?
Kay is now a final year Medical Student at the University of Southampton where she has been part of HIV Education (HIVE) for the past two years. After spending last year on the committee as the Training Coordinator, she will now be co-ordinating the publicity side of things for HIVE, but looks forward to a new role as Secretary on the National Committee as well.
She is excited about all the new opportunities and challenges that this year will bring in helping to continue HIVE’s awesome work in the UK and raise funds at a local and national level!
Sam first became involved with SIC when he joined HIVE Liverpool in 2009 whilst studying for his Biomedical Sciences degree at Liverpool University, he later became HIVE Liverpool's Publicity Co-ordinator, a role which he hopes will stand him in good stead for his new National Committee role. Now a graduate, he is taking a GAP year whilst applying for Medical School.
He would like to make SIC as well known in the UK as it is in the US, a charity instantly associated with great fundraising events, high quality teaching and a worthy cause. He hopes to expand SIC UK's presence on social media to increase awareness of the charity and develop working relationships with other leading charities and agencies in the field. He looks forward to working with the enthusiastic SIC volunteers and committees.
Rachel has recently joined the SIC UK National Committee as the new events co-ordinator. She has held the roles of chairwoman and events co-ordinator for the HIVE Liverpool branch and is currently a junior doctor in the North West of England.
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