Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Anti Aids Club of the African Church Model College, Ifako-Ijaiye in Lagos State engaged fellow pupils of their school in awareness and sensitization on the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS to commemorate the World Aids Day.
Activities including football matches, debate and speeches, among others were used to sensitise the pupils on eradicating and creating a world free of HIV/AIDS.
The president of the school’s Anti Aids Club, Precious Aina said during the course of her tenure, joint efforts had been made with fellow members to come up with ideas that would inspire safety from the disease.
She said: “We played a football match and as a member of the club, I was trained to play safe during the match to symbolize ‘safe play’ in our interactions with the opposite sex. I have also been educated to think outside the box, as I am teaching my colleagues now, of ways to achieve zero infection of the disease and achieve HIV/Aids free world by learning the precautions.
A parent, Mrs Omowumi Johnson encouraged the pupils to believe in themselves and be confident as a measure of facing any challenge in life.
“HIV can only be eradicated if the students also practice what they preach by “spreading the news and not the virus,” she said.
A member of the club, Subomi Arowolo, shared the benefits of being a member of the Anti-Aids Club.
“I have learnt to always remember that making the choice and choosing the right from wrong are all up to me. I have also become more aware of myself and how important I am in the world,” she said.
Meanwhile, Somori Model College won the debate, themed: ‘Who plays a major role in eradicating HIV/Aids: Teenager or adult?’
Their prize was presented to them by an alumnus and ex- president of the Anti-Aids Club of African Church Model College, Pricilla Brown, who charged the pupils, saying: “It is time to break the silence on sex education. It is our duty to spread the news. Everybody needs to be enlightened and we should join hands to achieve a world free of HIV/AIDS.”

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