World AIDS Day 2011: glimmers of hope

Today, across the world, 4,900 people will die because they have AIDS. Another 7,100 will be infected with HIV. That’s 12,000 people directly affected in one day – not including the families and community members who are also affected when a person they know contracts HIV. A staggering three-quarters of those deaths and two-thirds of […]

Keep the dream

In South Africa over 1.5 million children are orphaned as a result of HIV. Keep the Dream 196, is a community-based child protection organisation that uses mentoring programs to provide better care for orphans and vulnerable children. He went from failing school to getting a bursary to do computer programming so he’s changed his life. […]

Reading, writing and HIV

For Thandekile Chonco, the literacy class she attends in Qomokuphila village, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is not just about learning how to read and write. By attending the classes four times a week, she can now sign her name instead of using a thumbprint; she can count out money to avoid getting ‘robbed’ of correct […]

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