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Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Dennis: Fwd: UNESCO LAUNCHES ONLINE GAME TO EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT HIV/AIDS

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  • Ibrahim Rustamov
    Hi Dennis, I have downloaded and played this game. It is very interesting and useful. I am going to share with colleagues and students. Thank you Ibrahim
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 29, 2010
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      Hi Dennis,

      I have downloaded and played this game. It is very interesting and
      useful. I am going to share with colleagues and students.

      Thank you

      Ibrahim

      On 12/29/2010 12:56 AM, Dennis Newson wrote:
      > I have just downloaded this game and would like to share the link with you.
      > It is certainly worth taking a look at to see if you can make use of it in
      > your work.
      >
      > Dennis
      >
      >
      > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      > From: UNNews<UNNews@...>
      > Date: Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM
      > Subject: UNESCO LAUNCHES ONLINE GAME TO EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT HIV/AIDS
      > To: news10@...
      >
      >
      > UNESCO LAUNCHES ONLINE GAME TO EDUCATE YOUTH ABOUT HIV/AIDS
      > New York, Dec 28 2010 2:05PM
      > A new video game being launched by the United Nations aims to provide young
      > people with accurate and reliable information about HIV prevention, while
      > educating, entertaining and promoting healthy behaviour.
      >
      > The computer game “<"
      > http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/crosscutting-priorities/hiv-and-aids/fast-car-travelling-safely-around-the-world/">Fast
      > Car: Travelling Safely around the World,” launched by the UN Educational,
      > Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), targets young people over the
      > age of 16 and is available in English, French and Russian.
      >
      > While racing on circuits on five different continents and virtually visiting
      > some of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, players will receive information on
      > existing prevention practices, treatment and care for HIV and AIDS.
      >
      > “The importance of the game consists in providing young people with
      > information materials on HIV and AIDS that can be widely distributed through
      > communication channels in order to help them to gain an accurate
      > understanding of these issues and preventive practices,” the Paris-based
      > agency stated in a news release.
      >
      > UNESCO notes that HIV-related issues can be a difficult topic of
      > conversation, both for children and adults.
      >
      > “Children may worry about parents’ disapproval and have fears about the risk
      > of becoming infected with HIV,” says the agency.
      >
      > “Parents,” it adds,” are often shy, lack accurate information about HIV and
      > AIDS, or do not have sufficient skills to speak about prevention with their
      > children, and teachers frequently assume that parents will talk with
      > children at home.”
      >
      > Empowering young people to protect themselves from HIV is one of the
      > priority areas of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which notes
      > that young people aged 15 to 24 account for two out of every five new HIV
      > infections globally.
      >
      > This means worldwide almost 3,500 young people are infected with HIV every
      > day. Most young people still do not have access to the information, skills,
      > services or social support required to enable them to prevent HIV infection,
      > according to UNAIDS.
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