HIV Awareness/Health march in Westlake

30 Nov

On Tuesday 29 November, about 80-100 women from Westlake Village took part in a health march to create HIV awareness and distribute leaflets in the community to encourage everyone to get tested on World Aids Day (1 December 2011). The theme for this year is Getting to Zero – zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero stigma, zero Aids related deaths. The marchers had a police escort with 3 police vans, and they stopped on the way to pray for the community via one of the police van’s loudhailers! When they got back to the community hall, a team from a drug awareness organisation gave a presentation with a very powerful message about alcohol and drug abuse. The Grade R children from our Emmanuel Educare pre-school entertained the crowd with a beautiful worship dance. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and oranges afterwards. It was a huge success. Well done, Beatrice and Veronica, for organising another successful community event!