• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Speech on HIV/AIDS in Africa aimed at 14 to 16 year olds

Extracts from this document...


Speech on HIV/AIDS in Africa aimed at upper school I am here today to represent the muted voices of those AIDS sufferers in Africa, to forward their cry for help, their cry for a world of hope, love and support, a world free of discrimination, but most importantly, their cry for a world free from the tragic consequences of AIDS. In 2007 alone over four hundred thousand of the world's teenagers were infected with the deadliest disease worldwide (1) AIDS. Millions more teenagers have had their parents, their childhood, and their education stolen from them by the deadliest disease worldwide (1) AIDS. Those spared a family bereavement still have friends, neighbours, and role models snatched from them by the deadliest disease worldwide (1) AIDS. But this does not have to last; with the �1 that you might otherwise spend on a fizzy drink, a bus journey or a CD you can purchase a red ribbon at the end of this assembly and join millions others in leading a heroic crusade against the deadliest disease worldwide. ...read more.


One person who is desperate for our support is Jacqueline Barasa, (show pictures on slideshow during this paragraph) a 19 year old HIV infected widow, mothering her late husbands two HIV infected children. Her children's thin, lifeless bodies barely have the strength to hold them upright and they have no energy to walk, far less play. Helger, who is two and a half, and Lawrence who is four sit quietly all day long as they can no longer speak, seemingly unaware of the massacre going on inside their bodies. The only person in Jacqueline's family fit enough to work is her 54 year old mother, Agnes, who labours daily in a gallant bid to feed and care for her daughter and Grandchildren. Her work is rarely enough to even provide a meal a day for her relatives because after three years of drought, the field that used to provide them with maize and vegetables is now bare. ...read more.


Our children and their children in around 50 years from now will ask; what did you do while 40 million children became orphans in Africa because of HIV? I want to be able to say our generation stood up and did what is right for mankind, but I cannot do this alone, your help is needed. Let me assure you that your �1 will be solely invested in helping those worst affected, through the development of anti retroviral medicines, building of hospitals and provision of education schemes throughout Africa to raise awareness. Educated youth today will ensure a more empowered future generation. If we can work together, we can free our generation and future generations from the threat of AIDS and the terrible damage that it can wreak on the lives of so many people. Your money is the weapon the world has longed for to put an end to this inhumane torture. Give AIDS sufferers a chance at life. Give money. Thank you very much. Word Count 776 ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Composition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Composition essays

  1. 'The slave trade' - The Diary Of Kunta Kinte The Life in Africa.

    soon as I saw them I knew there was going to be trouble as I tried running back to the village one of the white man saw me, it seemed as if there were so many of them, they started to chase me I had never ran so fast in my entire life but it was too late...

  2. Unemployment in South Africa

    According to C. David Jenkins (World Health 1985), various diseases or illnesses happen during the period of six months after a major crisis, for instance losing a job. One of the most important problems is mental health. Studies of many scientists have shown that over 20 percent of unemployed people complain to a doctor that their mental health is collapsing.

  1. Composition aimed at reviewing 2 video games. How does Fallout New Vegas (2010) compare ...

    No, thank you! I spent about 15 minutes choosing my character (yeah, I timed it...) and I will not spend another 15 minutes just staring at the screen and constantly asking myself the same question over and over again ("Is she a perfect character?").

  2. Appropriate Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Education

    sustaining attention and listening, incompletion of assigned tasks, organizational skill deficits, losing and misplacing materials, being easily requiring sustained effort, and forgetfulness (D'Alonzo 88). Hyperactivity - This classification results from behaviors such as being fidgety, leaving assigned areas, running about excessively, difficulty engaging or playing in activities quietly, appearing to be in constant motion, and talking excessively.

  1. The Form and function of child directed speech

    The simplified register that the utterance is likely to take also supports the scaffolding idea. Social interaction approaches to language acquisition, such as Bruner (1979) believe that motherese is a vital element in language acquisition and that the utterances and negotiation the child receives with their primary caregiver shapes their language development a great deal.

  2. speech Dulce Et Decorum Est and antheum for doomed youth

    Also, the use of the word, rapid, indicates the speed in which the guns fire and also the speed in which death can take. In accompanying the death of a soldier, Owen comments on that there are no prayers or bells on the battlefield to escort the funeral of a soldier.

  1. Stanhope's last stand

    I'm going to end it, end it, end it! Mason: Even if you could get your gun, what way is that to die sir? What way is more shameful than that! You, Stanhope, Officer and survivor are going to give it all up in the second it takes for the bullet to reach your brain and blow it to pieces.

  2. Creative Writing - Life in Africa as the White Man Arrives.

    Why can?t I live in a village? Someday maybe we?ll all have a village to call home and not a rotten shelter. Bara is finally here! More rain, but still more food. It?s so hot. There seems to be no escape from the heat unless you stand directly in the rain.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work