International artists join Soweto students for Mandela Month to promote HIV testing among youth

By Faeza
15 July 2015

Youth from three continents will unite through the only universal language to honour Madiba’s legacy and encourage their peers to get tested. For Nelson Mandela Day, the First Things First student health programme and the international ProTest HIV Campaign of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) will host a musical concert to make sure that this important message is heard.

The event will take place at the  University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Soweto, 1809 at  11h30 until 14h00, Friday 17 July 2015.

Performers include UNAIDS’s three Global UN Ambassadors who are famous young music stars and the "next generation" of celebrity AIDS activists: American actress, singer and dancer, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, popularly known as Zendaya and Norwegian music duo, Nico and Vinz.

First Things First, a flagship programme of HEAIDS (the Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS) is a general health and wellness initiative which encourages health-seeking behaviour by South African youth and regular HIV testing as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Picture credit: youth in charge