PIUMA and local dignitaries speak to youth about HIV-AIDS

Rain could not dampen the soaring voices this past Friday as PIUMA gathered with members of the community in Bulongwa to acknowledge World AIDS Day and celebrate the first anniversary of the organization. Local government officials presided over the second annual event, which consisted of songs, dances and speeches concerning HIV AIDS and its affect on the Makete District.

Musical performances by school children, PIUMA members, a rap ensemble and a group of elders complimented the words spoken by PIUMA coordinator Mary Musoma, the Mayor of Bulongwa and the regional commissioner.

PIUMA Chairman, Kabuya Kabayuma presented each of the schools in attendance with a soccer ball to thank them for their participation and everyone proceeded to enjoy a large meal together. The day was a resounding success and provides valuable knowledge and increased understanding to the community about HIV AIDS.

Izaac Sanga
Conrad Harrington