Life Center and the Global Neighbor Project are hosting the "World Vision Experience: AIDS" exhibit, a multi-media, interactive exhibit that allows visitors to step into the lives of actual children affected by HIV and AIDS in the hardest-hit region of the world, Sub-Saharan Africa, where about 25 million people are infected with HIV (2/3 of the world's total).
The free exhibit will be open to the public from April 18-21 with tour times available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Life Center, 1717 S. Union Avenue in Tacoma.
Visitors can walk through a replica of an African village and experience the effects of the pandemic in a real way as they listen to a personal audio track relating the story of one of four children-Kombo, Babirye, Emmaneul and Mathabo.
The "World Vision Experience: AIDS," exhibit is slated to visit 80 cities during its national tour in 2007 and 2008. The public is invited to go through the free, multi-media interactive exhibit and become one of the over 35,000 people who have been through the exhibit. Well over 300,000 people are expected to visit the exhibit during the 2007/2008 tour.
The World Vision Experience was launched in the fall of 2005. In the first year, nearly 20,000 people in 10 North American cities the experience. The prototype was experience was launched featured at the 2006 Global AIDS Conference in Toronto and displayed in New York's Grand Central terminal in the summer; both the experience and the AIDS Exhibit were on display at Urbana, InterVarsity's student missions convention. World Vision has presented the exhibit in cities across North America (including New York and Toronto) to inspire greater public commitment to inspire greater public commitment to assist in fighting the AIDS pandemic.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the world's poor regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.