World Aids Day
It's Saturday and I normally don't post but I couldn't let the day pass without doing a small write up for World Aids Day.
I was watching Ricki Lake's new talk show yesterday, "Changing the World, One Person at a Time". One of her guests, Marie Da Silva was a former employee who is doing amazing work in her home country of Malawi.
Marie has lost 14 members of her own family to Aids, so she knows first-hand the struggle that family members, children in particular go through to get by on a day-to-day basis. Marie Da Silva has funded and operates The Jacaranda School for AIDS orphans in Malawi. She used her salary in the US to fund the school back home. This is not the first time that I've heard of people in various countries being able to take their US/Canadian/UK etc, salary and do so much in other countries. Of course different standards of living helps to make this possible.
Without Marie's help these orphaned children would have no chance at getting an elementary and high school education. Therefore diminishing their employment and basic life prospects for the future. Marie Da Silva is an amazing person doing great work, following her calling in life. Being able to take her pain and loss and turn that into life changers for others is extraordinary, in my eyes.
Learn more @www.worldaidsday.org.
Learn more about the country of Malawi and the Aids/HIV crisis @avert.org
Are you do anything for World Aids Day? Or have you learned anything new about Aids/HIV?
(picture courtesy of http://www.bu.edu/today/2010/world-aids-day-on-campus/)
Till next time,