As a longtime supporter of UNICEF as well advocate for the rights of HIV affected women and children in Africa, I’m very proud to have recently completed my first film, a feature documentary entitled “The Carrier.” Set in a southern province of rural Zambia, where I spent 4 months living and shooting the story, the film follows the experiences of one woman, a very beautiful and heroic young mother named Mutinta, who first learns she’s HIV- positive and soon after, discovers she’s pregnant.
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Every year, June 16 is commemorated throughout Africa and around the world as the Day of the African Child, in honor of the children who bravely stood for their rights during the 1976 Soweto uprising.
My name is Tshepo from South Africa. I’m 14 years old and I’m from the township of Thubelihle, outside Witbank. I go to school at the local High School where most of the windows have been broken or vandalized.
There used to be no sport in our school before Lebo Mtshweng arrived. She works as a volunteer with SCORE which is an organization that helps community development through sport together with UNICEF. A lot of the kids used to lack confidence before we started playing football, but now they have so much more belief in themselves.
Even after working on child survival issues for over a year, I still find myself occasionally forgetting that my old assumptions about HIV and AIDS are false. These are not