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ERIC Number: EJ868693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Bringing HIV and AIDS Awareness Home
Jaffe, Gita
Education Canada, v49 n3 p22-25 Sum 2009
The 2005 "UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic" estimated that 10 million young people are living with HIV and AIDS worldwide and that approximately half of all new infections are among 15-24 year olds. Findings from a study suggest that there may be a false sense of complacency about the disease among today's youth. This ignorance is deadly! But the situation is not hopeless. Steps, albeit small ones, are being taken to ensure a future where children can achieve their dreams. Africa's Children-Africa's Future (AC-AF) is a youth-driven organization that focuses on children and youth worldwide and is accepting the challenge to help work with communities that have, until now, been the unsung heroes in coping with the most difficult scenarios imaginable. AC-AF has two main programs. The first is focused in Africa and responds to the critical needs of child-headed households by focusing on, strengthening, and re-directing indigenous resources through multi-faceted programming. AC-AF's second program, "u+me=we", focuses on international education and awareness. This mandate embraces working with Canadian and African youth to increase understanding and awareness of HIV and AIDS among the age group at greatest risk, while developing youth initiated, proactive strategies. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Canada