For my MDGs and You class we were ascribed to compose a poem and create an illustration equivalent to the message and intimation of our poem. The purpose was to raise awareness about the importance of getting tested along with what knowledge brings which is hope. My partner and I chose to work on Indicator: 6.3 Proportion of population aged 15-24 years with comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS. We listed some facts on different countries regarding the level of comprehensive correct knowledge of HIV/AIDS. We hope you enjoy you enjoy it.
You Need to Know
This is the generation of ignorance
Where not knowing can kill
where death comes crawling like fog in the night
where teaching and knowledge can bring light and life.
You need to know. Eighty six per cent of Indian youth know it’s important to have a monogamous relationship.
It does not show on a face
it’s not on a driver’s license
yet it’s something you need to know
You need to know. Fifty three per cent of youth in Malaysia think they can get AIDS from a mosquito bite.
AIDS is a silent killer
you may not know you have it
you may not know he has it
and you may not know she has it
But you need to protect yourself and others.
You need to know. In the Kibaha region of Tanzania, fourteen per cent of youth have never heard of condoms.
How many deaths will we have to see
before we learn
to teach to get tested
to practice safe sex
to wear condoms to prevent AIDS.
You need to know.
Knowledge brings hope
hope is a butterfly fluttering over a dead meadow
let’s stand together arm in arm
lets all stand as one against AIDS.
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