“Care for us and accept us – we are all human beings,” said Nkosi Johnson, the South African lobbyist who fearlessly battled for the equivalent privileges of kids with AIDS.
The present Doodle respects the life and inheritance of a voice of progress heard by millions around the globe.
Xolani Nkosi was conceived HIV-positive in Johannesburg, South Africa, on this day in 1989. An advertising official named Gail Johnson before long received Nkosi from an AIDS care focus with his mom’s favoring.
Together, Gail and Nkosi started their memorable battle against the
Autoimmune Disease .
At the point when it became time for Nkosi to go to class, he confronted segregation in light of his disease.
Accordingly, his non-permanent mother sorted out workshops that informed the South African people group about AIDS, and her endeavors drove Parliament to pass enactment that necessary schools to maintain hostile to segregation approaches that secured kids like Nkosi.
This milestone choice started Nkosi to talk openly about what it resembles to be a youngster with AIDS. Crowds the world over heard his addresses, which helped destigmatize the worldwide point of view on those influenced by the sickness.
Together with Gail, they built up Nkosi’s Haven, a NGO still dynamic today that gives a protected home and human services for families influenced by AIDS.
Tragically, Nkosi passed on in 2001 at 12 years old. Out of appreciation for his grit, the KidsRight association made the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2005.
Every year the honor—a “Nkosi” statuette, is — given to a youthful victor celebrated for advancing kids’ privileges.