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ETHIOPIA: Strictly Beza, Combating HIV Through Dance

In a country where more than half of the younger population was born during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Ethiopia is in dire need of information its youth on practicing safe sex. To address this issue, a young dance troupe by the name of Addis Beza are utilizing their talents and passion for music and dance; spreading the message about HIV prevention. During their public performances the 15-20 member crew can be seen handing out informational leaflets, and encouraging their spectators and get tested for HIV so that they can know their status and the proper treatment, if necessary.

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ETHIOPIA: Rachel's Wish

Rachel Beckwith's 9th birthday wish was to raise $300 for the nonprofit charity: water so that people around the world could have access to clean water. When Rachel died in a tragic car accident the following year, her family shared her story with the world and withing the next few months $1.2 million was raised in honor of Rachel's wish. One year later Rachel's mother and grandparents traveled to Ethiopia to meet some of the 60,000 people that Rachel impacted. Watch.

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