RIATT ESA

Address Problems and Keep Girls in School

I recommend that government and NGOs should come together to address the challenges that keep girls out of school in Malawi.  In addition to poverty and culture, a big problem is poorly-equipped schools. Government should construct schools in every community to reduce problems of travelling long distances for girls. More hostels should be constructed to avoid issues of overcrowding in boarding schools.   

Accepting That I Am HIV+ Made Me Stronger

My name is Xolane or the Black Spade as my friends call me. I am from Swaziland. I was born with HIV and have been on treatment for 11 years now.Growing-up with HIV has made me a strong and brave young man. Accepting my status was the first and biggest step I took on this journey.