The launch of the AIDS Prevention Education Project for Chinese Youth (APEPCY) was announced at a meeting held in the China Hall of Science and Technology on December 23.
The project, set to run for five years, aims to raise 100 million yuan which will be used to carry out special educational activities for AIDS prevention at 10,000 universities and colleges, vocational schools and secondary schools. Within three to five years, knowledge of AIDS prevention, sexual morals and health will be imparted to youth via film, video, and lessons, to prevent them from being the next victims in an AIDS epidemic.
Authorities from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Health Ministry, the State Council AIDS Working Committee, China Charity Federation, and the Chinese Society of Education attended the launch, as did representatives from non-government organizations and people in the fields of education, medicine, mass media from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and the US. Around 400 people were present at the launch ceremony.
At the meeting, Bai Yansong, a famous CCTV host, was made the Image Ambassador of APEPCY.
By People's Daily Online