Walk the virtual “Dirt Carpet” and experience the life of a child in Africa
Become the documentary – It doesn’t get any more real than this
Virtual Africa exhibit brings the reality of AIDS home through a free, interactive exhibit open to the public that takes its visitors on a journey into AIDS-affected communities in Africa, as seen through the eyes of four children – these are real children and their true stories. The “World Vision Experience: AIDS” exhibit is a unique, multi-media, interactive exhibit that allows Americans to step into the lives of actual children affected by HIV and AIDS in the hardest-hit region of the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa more than 22 million people are infected with HIV.
Visitors 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, Emmanuel, or Mathabo.
Experience the closest thing to flying to Africa and spending the day with children whose life has been affected by AIDS. The exhibit is set in the hardest hit region of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately 22 million people are infected with HIV, which is about two-thirds the world’s total.
“You walk into a maze of an ongoing documentary by actually becoming one of these real boys and girls in Africa. Through an iPod, you listen as one specific child walks you through their true-life story. His or her thoughts become your thoughts. This museum-quality, interactive exhibit is more than just watching it on a screen; every one of your senses is engaged. You will touch his shoes, sit on his bed, listen to their singing and voices, and even smell the mustiness of her hut. Most importantly, you feel the essence and struggles of his daily life,” says Lorraine Kempf, Outreach Director for Springcreek.
Free and open to the public from Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, September 26.
Hours of operation are as follows:
September 18, 9 am – 3 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm;
September 19, 12:30 pm – 8 pm;
September 20 & 21, 10 am – 8 pm;
September 22-24, 11 am – 9 pm;
September 25, 9 am – 3 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm;
September 26, 12:30 pm – 8 pm.