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A special story among winners in AJAN competition

30 September 2015, Nairobi – The story of a Kenyan teenager who had AIDS, told in his own words shortly before he died, is one of the winning scripts in the AJAN competition Youth Movies for Life and Love.

The second edition of the competition has 30 winners out of 118 entries – all children and adolescents attending Jesuit and other Catholic schools and centres in 12 sub-Saharan countries, truly reflecting the AJAN rainbow of Africa and Madagascar.

The selected scripts in English and French will be made into mini-films that will serve as important tools for HIV prevention among youth, not least in the AHAPPY program of AJAN.

“I remember in a special way Ayub Meme from Cottolengo Centre, a home for AIDS-affected children and adolescents in Nairobi,” said Pauline Wanjau, AHAPPY program manager at AJAN.

Ayub was 21 and had been taken in by the Cottolengo missionaries at the age of four after he lost lost both parents. He tried to give his story from the perspective of a young person living with HIV. It is my hope that his script will keep telling his story although he has left us, and that it may inspire other young people.”

The script-writing competition took place throughout 2014. The entries were judged by a jury of educators and youth animators who implement the AHAPPY in different African countries. It was a tight contest: each script had three readers and, to win, it needed to be informative, value-based and appealing to youth.

Below is a list of the competition winners:

  Name Institution Country
1 Janet Njau Loreto Valley Road Secondary School Kenya
2 Rutendo Madziwo Monte Cassino Girls’ High School Zimbabwe
3 Achieng Veronica Oduor St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School Kenya
4 Kuntai Yvonne Jesuit Hakimani Centre Kenya
5 Isaac Odokorach Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Gulu Uganda
6 Group of: Jane Pauline Pamba
Terry Maurine Mungai
Loreto High School Limuru Kenya
7 Group of: Cynthia Ikirezi
Anais Nyirahuku
Joanna Uwase
St. Ignatius High School Rwanda
8 Francine Singa Ecole St. Ignace, Kisangani DRC
9 Eric Boley Parlons SIDA, Kisangani DRC
10 Thierry Rouandji CIEE/CIUU CAR
11 Group of: Ny Ony Arielle
Ny Aina Aurore
Vony Eva Aimee
College St. Michel Madagascar
12 Atiko Anthony Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Gulu Uganda
13 Bosco Odong Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Gulu Uganda
14 Mushitu Duchesse College Bonsomi DRC
15 Gbandi Aicha Centre Esperance Loyola (CEL) Togo
16 Waithira Kimathi Loreto High School, Limuru Kenya
17 Lyly Parlons SIDA Kisangani DRC    
18 Kelvin Mokaya St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School Kenya
19 Jane Pauline Pamba Loreto High School, Limuru Kenya
20 Jeanne Tresor Parlons SIDA ,Kisangani DRC
21 Philomene Kadinga College Ntemo DRC
22 Vatia Irakiza Lycee du St. Esprit Burundi
23 Kalodji Reyna College Bonsomi DRC
24 Nelson Juma St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School Kenya
25 Ireri Praise Loreto Convent Girls Matunda Kenya
26 Deborah Tshibangu College Ntemo DRC
27 Gael Eboma College Ntemo DRC
28 Aber Racheal Aboda Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Gulu Uganda
29 Marlene Tognifode CREC Benin
30 Late Ayub Meme Cottolengo Centre, Nairobi Kenya

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