Our work

Eveline Aendekerk, executive director of dance4life, explains why the work of dance4life is so important.

dance4life works with young people towards a world without AIDS. 

We do this through sex education in schools, using music and dance to involve and inspire young people. Furthermore, dance4life motivates young people to take action to stop the worldwide spread of HIV and AIDS. Half of the 6.000 people infected with HIV every day are under 25 years old. The initiative is active in  20 countries, spread over 5 continents.

dance4life 10 years

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of dance4life: we've achieved great milestones and it's time to celebrate our successes. So far we've reached 1.6 million young people in almost 30 countries and over 600.000 young people took action for a world without AIDS. Through global efforts the number of new HIV infections is 33 % lower than it was in 2001. All these are achievements to be proud of.

We celebrate, but we also know our work is not done yet. Worldwide over 35 million people are living with HIV. This figure is still increasing by more than 6.000 new infections every day. That's one every 14 seconds. Of all the people getting infected with HIV, half are younger than 25. And in the last 10 years, the number of HIV-related deaths among adolescents doubled, while the global number fell by 30%.

This is why our 10th anniversary is all about the future. We won't stop, together with young people. With inspiring education projects, with innovative partnerships and of course with music and dance. ZERO new HIV-infections, that's our goal.

Throughout the year we have several activities to celebrate our anniversary and achievements. So keep an eye out for us!



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All the dance4life related videos you could ask for in our YouTube channel!

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