(RED) before you buy!
I remember teaching about AIDS to high school students in the 90s. It was every where in the media. Then slowly....it went away. It became a very small part in the school curriculum and only talked about in the back pages of the newspapers. AIDS has not gone away and there are still thousands of people dying from it everyday.
"(RED) was created by Bono and Bobby Shriver, Chairman of DATA to raise awareness and money for The Global Fund by teaming up with the world's most iconic brands to produce (PRODUCT)RED branded products. A percentage of each (PRODUCT)RED product sold is given to The Global Fund. The money helps women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa."
Read more on how (RED) works....
There are presently 7 products available. Those companies participating are:
- (RED) manifesto
- (RED) Facebook
- The Global Fund
- (RED) Blog
- (RED) on Flickr
- The Lazarus Effect - Vanity Fair Article
- The Lazarus Effect website
What can be done in schools? Start talking about it again. Developed nations can not take the NIMBY approach...."Not In My Back Yard." Challenge your students with questions....from questions and discussions comes action!
How if any technology has slowed down the spread of AIDS. Has technology made a difference in getting the message out around the world about AIDS? Does/can Technology have a conscious? What can students do to help this fight?