Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Hope for Africa Children's Choir Shares Story about HIV/AIDS

Children of Africa and the HIV/AIDS Crisis

There are 15 million AIDS orphans living around the world, 13 million of whom are in Africa. The Hope for Africa Children's Choir were privileged to represent the children of the world suffering with HIV through song and story on Capitol Hill and around the Washington DC Metro area. They have done an incredible job singing and sharing original poetry and story about the challenges and dreams that they face living with the devastating effects of how HIV has affected their lives, their country and continent. UNAIDS and its partners including Keep a Child Alive, RESULTS, Save theChildren, The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, Crossroads and UNICEF provided support, coordination and funding the bring the choir to the United States of America this year. The Hope for Africa Children's Choir have been sharing their story with crowd pleasing performances in Washington DC, Virginia, and New York. Of the 33.3 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the world, 22.5 million are in Africa. Some people may not know how big Africa is, but it becomes clear in this map. Learn more shocking facts about HIV/AIDS in Africa here.

The Hope for Africa Children's Choir Performance

The children from Uganda Africa share a story about HIV/AIDS in this performance by The Hope for Africa Children's Choir.

Global Solutions for Global Issues

Crowdsourcing: Where GOOD IDEAS COME FROM

Crowdsourcing is the act of sourcing tasks traditionally performed by specific individuals to a group of people or community (crowd) through an open call.

Jeff Howe established that the concept of crowdsourcing depends essentially on the fact that because it is an open call to a group of people, it gathers those who are most fit to perform tasks, solve complex problems and contribute with the most relevant and fresh ideas.

How Crowdsourcing works and where good ideas come from is explained in this video.

Crowdsourcing a Strategy to Combat HIV/AIDS

CrowdOutAIDS is a collaborative online project to develop a new way for UNAIDS to work with young people.

It uses online tools to help young people come together to crowdsource a UNAIDS youth strategy on HIV.

Connect with this effort:
Twitter: @CrowdOutAIDS, #CrowdOutAIDS
Also see, "What Does The UNAIDS Report Mean to Me? @mtvstayingalive"

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.

The Hope for Africa Children's Choir will be performing in Washington DC on World AIDS Day.
Event: World AIDS Day
When: December 1, 2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Union Station, East Hall, Washington DC
Speaker: Jeffrey S. Crowley - Director, Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House

Map to Union Station Washington DC

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The Hope for Africa Children's Choir will be returning home soon. They will be giving their full performance show of song and dance before they return to HUMBLE School in Uganda Africa.
Event: Hope for Africa Children's Choir Performance
When: December 2, 2011 - 7:30pm
Where: Crossroads UMC, Ashburn, Virginia
43454 Crossroads Drive Ashburn, VA 20147-7778
(703) 729-5100
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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