Tuesday, December 1, 2009
World AIDS Day
On World AIDS Day,Vote to give our children the freedom of Knowledge.
The Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and the Government of India in 2005. The aim of AEP is to provide scientific knowledge, inculcate positive attitudes and impart life skills to adolescents to help them cope with the challenges of growing up.
Over 35% of all reported AIDS cases in India occur among young people in the age group of 15-24 years and more than 50% of new HIV infections are taking place among them. (NACO, 2005). In the light of this, it is unimaginable that our government would oppose the need for sex education and HIV and AIDS awareness among our children. However, 8 Indian states are opposing the AEP on the grounds that it is counter to Indian culture.
Would you not agree that early education and knowledge among our youth is far more important than cultural embarrassment ?
This is an Accor Services initiative and you can cast your vote by visiting the above link.