ERIC Number: EJ700788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
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What Does the Future Hold?
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v12 n4 p201 Win 2004
As a youth and community leader living in QwaQwa, the author would like to stress views and raise concerns about poverty and HIV/AIDS in the community and how this is making children and youth more vulnerable than anyone. As a young person, the author believes that HIV/AIDS affects us all, whether infected or not, young or old--it affects us the same. The statistics have shown that over the last ten years, the rate of HIV infection among adolescents and children has increased tremendously, more than in any other age group in South Africa. Beyond a doubt, it was confirmed that those at high risk of getting infected and contracting HIV/AIDS are more likely to be vulnerable children and youth. The author's province, Free State, is one of the poorest provinces in South Africa and, as a result, QwaQwa is found to be one of the poorest areas within the province. This, in turn, makes youth even more vulnerable, considering that most of them could be forced by their social-economic conditions to turn to risky conduct in order to survive.
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Communicable Diseases, Poverty, Child Welfare, Nongovernmental Organizations, Government Role, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa