Darlington Changara - Zimbabwe
Darlington Changara has been a community health leader working to teach and
build HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and community supports in Zimbabwe. In particular, he has been a leader in
teaching healthy lifestyles to young people and encouraging compassionate
community responses to citizens with HIV/AIDS. He has also been a leader in research and development in the
fields of community health and education in Zimbabwe.
Darlington is the director of the Midlands AIDS Caring Organisation. His organisation works with vulnerable
children, mainly orphaned children, who are stigmatized and discriminated against. They provide psychosocial training to schools through
school-based clubs so that teachers are able to deal with
emotions of these vulnerable children.
"My vision for special education is a stigma free education which allows students with special education needs having equal treatment and opportunities in the world. "