Westview 9th grader studies HIV and AIDS and collects $161
“I was really inspired and amazed by what I saw at the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit,” wrote Nikita Kumar, a 9th grader at Westview High School in Beaverton, Oregon. “I knew I wanted to do something to help children in Africa who have HIV and AIDS.”
For a service project, Nikita researched not only the impact of HIV and AIDS on children but also the large numbers of orphans left when their parents die of HIV and AIDS.
But Nikita wanted to do more than just learn. She wanted to take action. She made flyers about HIV and AIDS and what Medical Teams International is doing to respond to this “silent disaster.” She asked her friends and neighbors to donate money to help her make a difference in the lives of children. She collected $161.
“I want all the children will HIV and AIDS to at least get all the medicine they need,” Nikita stated.
Nikita Kumar is only one person, but she has brought hope and help to children whom she will never meet, children whose lives have been touched by HIV and AIDS.
Nikita has made a difference!
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