World AIDS Day, held on December 1st each year, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In sites all around Burkina, Peace Corps Volunteers along with community members painted murals to signify the event and to create an opportunity to educate on HIV/AIDS.
After attending the sessions, participants were able to put their hand-print on the mural as a sign of their pledge to educate and promote healthy lifestyles. We emphasized the theme “Campaign Zero” (zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths).
The wall at the youth center turned out looking great, and in our two sessions we had over 130 attendees. We received a lot of local help, and even met a Burkinabé volunteer who acted as a spokesperson and did an amazing job during both sessions. Check out the finished product and a lot more photos below.