Saturday, February 2, 2008

World Aids Day Part I

Early in December 2007, World Aids Day was celebrated in the camps. Several thousand people gathered to be entertained by speakers, skits, drummers, and dancers. All of the performances were infused with messages that dispelled myths and taught lessons about HIV/AIDS. The next several posts are photographs from the event.

The opening speaker addressing the crowd. Guests of honor were seated in the shelter behind the podium. I sat there with several other friends.

One of our HIV/AIDS officers, Sakina, addressing the crowd.

Women who are part of a group called Stop SIDA (the French acronym for AIDS) dancing.

Another picture of the women dancing. They used whistles and bells as part of their performance and were great!

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