December 02, 2005

World Aids Day

Today was World Aids Day, tho here in Japan, you might have been forgiven for not noticing.
I wonder what, if anything, teachers are doing to spread awareness and information about AIDS in this country, a country where apparently the numbers of HIV-infected people is increasing, contrary to the trend in all other industrialized countries. Should teachers be addressing this issue at school? In class?

Some more info here. This article focusses on Liberia where Mercy Corps is starting a new HIV/Aids Awareness program through soccer. Tho the article makes no mention of it, a former professional soccer player George Weah who recently just failed in a bid to become Liberia's next head of state.

George Weah used to play for AC Milan. My kids still have an AC Milan shirt with his name on it, which they bought in France in 1998.

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