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World AIDS Day 2007 Events

Events are taking place in the various parts of Addis Ababa in connection with World AIDS Day. One such event took place on November 29, 2007 at the Addis Ababa Municipality.

Addis Ababa HAPCO in association with its partners across the city today hosted a ceremony for Addis Ababa's high achieving Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). The event hosted 600 OVC who performed well in school over the past year; each child was given a gift to congratulate their achievements and enjoyed a vibrant concert performed by their peers. The ceremony included traditional Ethiopian dancing and an awards presentation for the 600 children. It was clear that each child was proud to be there and proud of their own achievements. The room was full of hope, inspiration and life.

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At the event, Save Lives Ethiopia (SaLE) showcased art work from its Youth Art Project, which displayed art from 15 young people, including 3 who have received grants to attend Addis Ababa's art college. The art work displayed was of a truly professional quality with 50 pieces on sale at the Municipality Building until Saturday 1 December 2007 (for further information please contact Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or +251 - 011 - 4404692). The project has enabled these young people to foster their ambitions, hopes and a career, which the pieces displayed proves will go far. Through the output of these young passionate people it is obvious that their dedication, ideas and zest for life will inspire them in their future careers.

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World AIDS Day Activities

December 1, 2007 and onward

World AIDS Day will nationally be commemorated and celebrated in Debre Berhan this year on Saturday December 1 with the global theme - "Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise."