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Lend A Hand Society observes World Aids Day

Dec 12, 2013, 9:02 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

Lend A Hand Society on 4 December 2013 joined the rest of the world to observe World Aids Day, at the American Corner, Comium building, on Kairaba Avenue.

Speaking on the occasion, the assistant coordinator of Lend A Hand Society, Famara Kujabi, said the Society is a non-governmental organization founded in 1995 by students of Gambia Senior Secondary School, Saint Augustine’s Senior Secondary School and other schools in the country.

Kujabi stated that the society organises study classes for its members and also observes massive campaign on HIV and Aids and other social issues affecting students and youth.

Isa Keita, a representative of American Embassy at the occasion, said American Corner is available in different countries in the World, adding that it is a free space available and equipped with books and other significant materials for people to read and study.

Lamin Badjie, a representative of the National Aids Secretariat (NAS), appreciated Lend A Hand Society for their efforts in fighting the spread of HIV and Aids.

Badjie said HIV and Aids is real and it normally affects young people, adding that it can be transmitted through sexual intercourse between individuals hence to escape infection with HIV and Aids all are advised to use condom or abstain from sex.