Teenagers’ thoughts on HIV/AIDS

Last week, the 7th Annual Pediatric Conference for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS was held at Serena Hotel, Kigali. Several children and youth attended and learnt the value of staying safe, and protected against the HIV pandemic. Here is what some teenagers said about the need for HIV awareness in Rwanda. “I was already knowledgeable about staying protected from HIV, and this meeting has sharpened my awareness because I have learnt more.”
R-L: Melissa Julie;Julien Nshyimiyumukiza;Daniel Rudasubwa;Sylvia Agatako
R-L: Melissa Julie;Julien Nshyimiyumukiza;Daniel Rudasubwa;Sylvia Agatako

Last week, the 7th Annual Pediatric Conference for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS was held at Serena Hotel, Kigali. Several children and youth attended and learnt the value of staying safe, and protected against the HIV pandemic. Here is what some teenagers said about the need for HIV awareness in Rwanda.

“I was already knowledgeable about staying protected from HIV, and this meeting has sharpened my awareness because I have learnt more.”

Vincent Kazubwenge, 14, Lycee De Kigali Secondary Schoolb (LDK), S.5.

“I have learnt more about children rights and that our leaders are willing to help children that are infected and affected by HIV/ AIDS.”

Rehma Solange, College Adventiste de Rwankeri, S.5

“Parents and leaders should come out and talk to children otherwise they may not know what is right for them.”

Hugues Kadende, 16, LDK, S.5

“If I were a leader, I would do everything I can to facilitate all unprivileged children to get educated.”

Marie Angel Niragire, 17, Glory Secondary School, S.5.

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