I found this story in Saturday's Times(UK) Magazine, but it doesn't seem to be online anywhere. I found it so inspiring that I've typed it up in my little news-bloggy thingy, and I thought it would be of interest to Scarleteen users.
It's just amazing to see how young people really can make a difference when it comes to knowledge about sex and sexual practices, and puts into perspective the problems we have over here (although those are still very real and dangerous).
This <b>is</b> an inspiring story. These girls ought to get the nobel prize for medicine. Anyone whose efforts have surely saved the lives of so many deserves all the praise we can give them.
With AIDS and HIV such a huge problem in that country it is suprising to me that superstition (religion) and tradition still have such a strangle-hold that solutions to the problem are opposed. This may sound harsh, but this is a clear cut case of survival of the fittest. Those who can't or won't think for themselves and work to find the information needed to protect themselves are the ones who are going to die. This is a harsh reality and one I wish wasn't true.
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