The Innocents Left Behind

Posted: March 8, 2011 in Uncategorized
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As Cicero said, “It is our special duty, that if anyone needs our help, we should give him such help to the utmost of our power.” When doing this, let us especially help children, who are our greatest resource.

The HIV/AIDS pandemic has left behind many orphans and vulnerable children in the Rooigrond Informal Settlement Area. Kids are left to care for their younger siblings and some more fortunate are taken in by relatives who cannot afford to maintain them.

In light of this situation, we once more joined hands with Project: LAYLA, who kindly extended the number of their 2nd Anniversary beneficiaries, to include 16 of the worst off Orphans and vulnerable children in the village.

There were lots of tears, as some of these children had never in their life worn their own clothes or as some recalled how they had never received clothes since their parents death. One little girl even changed right there and then.

HIV/AIDS is something that affects us all, as it tears lives apart. In our aim to create a better world, let us not forget these children, the worst victims of this pandemic.

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