WhizzKids United are inviting local NGOs and corporates to make people aware of WORLDS AIDS DAY on 1 December 2010.
WhizzKids United are holding a world cup style football tournament at the Clarence Road Primary School which will also be a great opportunity to team build and network locally. WKU has been able to secure some fantastic prizes and the teams will be able to represent the country of their choice. The cost of your 8 player team to participate is R500 per team and each participant will receive a medal ! The AIDS Foundation was the first to register and have decided to represent Kazakhstan ! The MC on the day will be well-known local DJ Dave Gueselli who will also be responsible for reffing the final match.
To register for our football tournament on World AIDS Day - please contact Charmaine WKU (031) 303 8236
On a more serious side - the newly re-launched AIDS Clock, an initiative of the UNFPA, has been counting the relentless toll of the epidemic since 1997.When UNFPA unveiled the AIDS Clock that year in the United Nations public lobby in New York, it registered some 24 million people living with HIV. By now, most of those people have died and millions more have become infected. In 1999, UNFPA launched the AIDS Clock as a web-based exhibit and has recently revised and expanded its reach. The clock's mission remains unchanged: to present the world with a powerful symbol of the epidemic's scale and the urgent response it demands. More than 65 million people have been infected with HIV since AIDS was first detected 25 years ago. More than 25 million people have died, and an estimated 40.3 million people are now living with HIV. "The AIDS Clock reminds us of how pressing our work is", said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid. "Behind each number is a face, a family and a circle of loved ones who are also affected. Our goal is to slow down, and eventually turn back the AIDS Clock. Preventing HIV is the key". For some very thought provoking statistics - check our this link - The AIDS clock is available at www.unfpa.org/aids_clock