the RED badges of courage 006

These children sit together in a crowded outdoor class room of more than 50 students. All are wearing the red badges. The head, Mr. Kitwana said that his school had a vast population of children who were HIV+. He suspects that almost half of his student body of 3600 were carrying the virus but not tested because their family refused to allow them to be accessed; they were frightened of the stigma.

26th May 2008
Majimatitu Primary School
Charambe/Temeke District, Tanzania

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