Youth Against AIDS Festival 2006

02/12/06 – 15:00 to 20:30

  • Country: India
  • City: Thane (Mumbai)
  • Venue: Carmel High School, near Hill Crest Hsg Soc., Manpada, Godhbandar Rd., Thane (W) 400607

How do young people STOP AIDS and KEEP the PROMISE? How do we live up to accountability our rapidly changing social mores? How do we understand the value of preventing AIDS through wise decisions - and the importance of young people reaching out with love and care to people living with HIV/AIDS? The YAA Festival 2006 promises to offer a lively set of experiences for young people of Thane and surrounding suburbs on the 2nd of Dec. 2006!

The future of our country is in the hands of today’s young people. The way AIDS will impact India depends on the decisions that our youth take today. As we come close to the World AIDS Day on December 1st we need to ‘keep the promise’ of giving our youth the right information on HIV/AIDS to help them make the right decisions in their lives.


The YAA Festival 2006 is an exciting ½ day Youth Conference for Christian youngsters from churches in Thane and surrounding areas. The YAA Festival will help our youth understand the real nature of HIV/AIDS, make wise decisions, and be challenged by the needs of people who are affected by the disease. The programme is packed with thought- and heart-provoking truths which will be communicated clearly and in fun ways!


It gives us great joy to invite you and the young people from your church and their contacts to the YAA Festival 2006! Make sure you do not miss this wonderful time!


The YAA Festival will be held on Saturday afternoon, the 2nd of December 2006 from

3:00 - 8:30 PM. The venue is the Carmel High School (before Hill Crest Housing Society, off Godhbandar Rd, Manpada, Thane (W)


We will start sharp at 3 PM with a music jam featuring the Astravidh and Sojourners bands. There will be stalls from different NGOs involved with HIV/AIDS work and a food-court for those who want to buy snacks.


Then from 4-6 PM we will hold seminars with each person able to attend at least 2. The topics will be:

1. Love that lasts – dealing with relationships and getting ready for marriage

2. HIV/AIDS Fundas – what’s the truth about AIDS?

3. Making the most of your life – careers as carriers of your faith instead of barriers

4. The Call of the North – what it means to be a cross-cultural missionary – in India!

5. Jump into action – how your church can minister to people with AIDS in your neighbourhood

6. Internet fix / flix / FX – getting stuck on the web and how to get out

7. Can’t Help Myself – understanding addictions – and gaining freedom from drugs


Finally from 6-8.30 PM we will enjoy an inspiring time of music, testimonies, drama and worship culminating in a candle-lighting ceremony. The participants will be challenged through the personal testimonies of people with HIV, a challenging play, inspiring songs and a bible-based message reinforcing the theme of ‘true love waits ’.

See you there!