LAHORE: A festival is being organised by the RutgersWPF today (Saturday) at the Ali Auditorium of the Ali Institute of Education on the Shahrah-e-Roomi on Ferozepur Road to raise awareness among the younger generation and to bring a positive change in their attitudes.

According to a press release, the festival aims to highlight efforts and commitments by the agents4change who are part of the schools4life programme towards raising awareness among their peers and community on HIV & AIDS.

The schools4life is part of an international programme that is implemented in 24 countries which actively involves young people and gives them a powerful voice in pushing back the spread of HIV and the stigma and taboos that surround it.

In Pakistan, the subject of HIV and AIDS is a topic that barely is discussed openly in the society, hence creating a gap and lack of awareness on HIV and AIDS among the general population. Through four different phases, the school4life has reached out to more than 100 public and private sector schools. Today’s event will also include performances from musicians such as Uzair Jaswal, Abdullah Qureshi and Billy-X.–PR