Last Friday, I headed up north to my friend Libby’s site to help with her World AIDS Day event.
The following is what Libby had to say on her blog about the event:
December first is World AIDS day, and this first of December I celebrated by providing my community here in MO with education, testing, and fun. I had been working on this project for a while now with my Mudir(boss), and it was kinda my baby. I didn’t want to see it fail, and wanted it to succeed. I’d say it’s safe to assume it didn’t fail, and actually went off wonderfully.
During the two day event, we tested over (drum roll please) 180 people for HIV/AIDS! Not only that, but we tested 130 people for blood pressure and blood sugar levels. We had two painting activities, one
rather small, and one rather big. An outdoor canvas mural to be exact. We painting in five different languages (Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and German) an AIDS slogan: “Together to combat AIDS”. We had two discussions with a local doctor on overall education on HIV/AIDS. An eye doctor in town did free eye exams, and gave out free glasses to a few students. Overall, it was a huge success! Lhamdullah!