WORLD AIDS DAY: MESSAGES FROM USAIN BOLT AND OTHERS TO THE YOUTH OF SOUTH AFRICA


‘Celebrating Health, Creating Awareness’

December 1st is World AIDS Awareness Day and will be celebrated in Region 5, City of Tshwane with special events and activities

MESSAGES OF GOODWILL AND INSPIRATION

To the Youth of South Africa and to the Communities of Region 5 of the City of Tshwane

 

 

From Jamaica

Dear Don

Please see the message below

Message from

Usain Bolt – World’s Fastest Man

World AIDS Day 2012

Hello Everyone, I am Usain Bolt.

As we mark World AIDS Day this year, I would like to add my voice to congratulate the health professionals all over the world who have worked tirelessly to treat the people with this deadly virus. Medicine has progressed so much and there are treatments now that can help to save lives. I urge those affected to get the help they desire.

I would like to encourage people to get tested early so that your lives can be lengthened with the right treatment. I also urge you to be aware of the literature that is available as the updated information is always important.

So on this World AIDS day, I ask all of us around the world to pledge to join the fight against AIDS.

Carole Beckford

Publicist

(876) 927 6302           (876) 364 1871           (954) 703 5087

carole.beckford@usainbolt.com       www.usainbolt.com       Twitter: @ubpublicist

             

FROM SOUTH AFRICA

BLOU BULLE RUGBY-UNIE

BLUE BULLS RUGBY UNION

MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH ON HIV

THERE ARE A FEW WORDS OF WISDOM WE WANT TO SHARE WITH EVERY YOUTH ON THIS DAY, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT HAVE NOT BEEN INFECTED. REALIZE THAT HIV IS MORE PREVALENT THAN MOST OF US CAN REALIZE. THERE ARE STATISTICS PUBLISHED IN MANY PUBLICATIONS WHICH ARE AN ESTIMATION BASED ON A FEW TESTINGS BY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION WORLDWIDE. THIS INFORMATION SHOWS THAT THERE IS A PROBABILITY THAT THERE IS A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER OF PEOPLE AROUND US, LIVING WITH US, PLAYING WITH US, WORKING WITH US, THAT HAVE NOT TAKEN A DECISION TO TEST, THAT LIVE WITH THE DESEASE.

WITH THIS IN MIND IT IS WISE TO CONSIDER THAT EVERYONE YOU ENGAGE INTO SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH MIGHT HAVE HIV WITHOUT KNOWING IT. THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO START BEING CAREFUL ABOUT UNPROTECTED SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS. WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION, KNOW THAT THERE IS MUCH MORE RISK THAN SOME OF THE PUBLICATIONS WOULD REPORT ON POSITIVE FIGURES ABOUT THE DISEASE. 

PLEASE BE AS EDUCATED AS YOU CAN ABOUT THE DESEASE. BE TESTED AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE POSITIVE, READ MORE ABOUT LIVING WITH HIV BEING POSITIVE ABOUT IT. CONNECT WITH A TRUSTED SOURCE OF INFORMATION REGARDING ALL SUBJECTS ABOUT HIV. ASK QUESTIONS AND GET ANSWERS THAT WILL LIKELY BE BACKED BY ACCURATE INFORMATION.

TO AVOID ALL THESE, STAY HEALTHY, PLAY A SPORT AND LIVE A POSITIVE LIFE. RUGBY IS THERE WAITING FOR YOUTH (MALE AND FEMALE) TO TAKE IT AS A SPORT THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTHY LIVING. WE HAVE TRAINED AND DEPLOYED COACHES AT VARIOUS SCHOOLS AND CLUBS TO DEVELOP THE SPORT IN COMMUNITIES. TAKE THIS ADVAVTAGE AND BE ACTIVE. REMEMBER YOU ARE POSITIVE UNTIL TESTED NEGATIVE.

“WE WISH YOU ALL A POSITIVE HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING.”

 

FROM MUMBAI IN INDIA

Let Sports aid Aids for a healthy, fitter and brighter human race. Let’s work together for an AIDS free Universal Human Nation and channel our energies positively through sports.

Jay Shah, The Sports Gurukul, India.

 

FROM JAMAICA

To the Youth of South Africa

Life is precious. One life can change the course of the world and a way of thinking. Two of the greatest inspirations that come readily come to mind are Nelson Mandela and Bob Marley. These are both men who came from humble beginnings and had a massive impact on the world and how we live our lives today. On world aids day, let us imagine how we would like to influence the world, and become that change we want to see

Jason Henzell, Chairman, BREDS The Treasure Beach Foundation

 

FROM AUSTRALIA

To the Youth of South Africa

Here is a quote I have treasured for many years:

From the Manifesto of Surrealism by Andre Breton 1924:

“I believe in the pure surrealist joy of the man who, forewarned that all others before him have failed, refuses to admit defeat, sets off from whatever point he chooses, along any other path save a reasonable one, and arrives wherever he can.

Trish Armstrong, Australia

 

To the Youth of South Africa

Today, being World AIDS Awareness Day, gives all of us an opportunity to create awareness about AIDS and HIV. From Australia we send a message of goodwill to people in South Africa and all countries who face challenges in their daily lives arising from this chronic treatable illness.

Sarah Armstrong, Adelaide, Australia

 

FROM NEW ZEALAND

To the Youth of South Africa

Be Aware !!! Be Safe !! We send our thoughts and prayers to all those who are – or have been – affected by AIDS. We support all efforts being made across the world to deal with this illness.

Colleen and Lyle Skipsey,  Auckland, New Zealand

 

FROM FRANCE

To the Youth of South Africa

Having lived in South Africa for many years, I understand the impact which AIDS has had on all South Africans. I pay respect to all those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those who suffer from AIDS, their families and their friends. 

Lisa Bradshaw, Challenge Activ, France

 

FROM SOUTH AFRICA

To the Youth of South Africa

The greatness which lies sleeping inside each and everyone of you has the potential to wake up,

It is when we apply ourselves selflessly to each endeavor , be it our Educational Curriculum , Sports , Social Inter-action, etc.

Active Citizens of this beautiful country.

It is the decisions followed by our actions which eventually determines who we become,

Each and everyday you are given an opportunity to create a legacy for yourself,

To leave behind an amazing “SPOOR “which generations to come would want to follow.

Embrace the now, your youth and the power of your mind to make sure that 

You manifest the greatness you were born to become…

I urge you, I challenge you that…DREAM BIG – BELIEVE – WORK HARD …and the World will be your OYSTER!

Billy Selekane, South African Motivational Speaker and Author

Billy runs his own Motivational Training , Leadership/Management Development, Strategy Formulation and Implementation business, with an International foot print in London, where he has carved a partnership with MaPS UK (Motivation and PersonalSuccess) headed by Albert Smith and EYS (Education and Youth Services) with more than 40 Learning Centres around the UK, headed by Richard Atkinson, Yvonne Atkinson and Neil Beaty. 

 

FROM SOUTH AFRICA

To the Youth of South Africa

Love Safely – Be Aware !

The CDI INTERNATIONAL Team

 

FROM KWA ZULU-NATAL PROVINCE:

To the Youth of South Africa

“Within each of us, nature has provided all the pieces necessary to achieve exceptional health and wellness, then left it up to us to put them all together.” Diane McLaren

Our greatest gift is the freedom of choice. Choose wisely…choose health.

Regards

Cathy Foden, Director, Eazi Study Publishers

 

To the Youth of South Africa

If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough!!

Regards,

Sean Foden, Rugby and Cricket Coach, The Academy of Sport DNA

         

FROM GAUTENG PROVINCE:

To the Youth of South Africa

“ South Africa is a land where we have made history many times. To all those with HIV or AIDS – you give us hope that change is possible. Don’t give up, but make every moment worth living and make a difference to your families, communities and ultimately our country and the world. It all starts with you. Every thought has the energy to transform your body, your reality and your future – use the power of the thoughts wisely. “

From Erica Kempken, Randburg, Energy Guides

 

CDI INTERNATIONAL: www.thsbs.com and www.legacy2generations.com and www.cdii.co.za

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