For World AIDS Day 2011, students in an indigenous village in Ecuador gathered together to learn not only about HIV/AIDS in Ecuador as a whole, but how they can help educate their friends and families about protection. We talked about the real risk of HIV in their communities and the best way to help prevent transmission in their community. We also discussed stereotypes about people living with HIV and how they can help break them to provide a positive, supportive enviornment free from judgement. This picture is a group of 10th graders in their classroom. This was the first time they had ever participated in a World AIDS Day event. The girls are dressed in the traditional garb of the region and the boys are showing their support for the Ecuadorian soccer team that played later that day.