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Exhibit Factsheet -- World Vision Experience: AIDS



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Raising awareness about the affects of the international AIDS pandemic on children in developing countries, World Vision has created the World Vision Experience: AIDS multi-media, interactive exhibit. There are two identical Experience exhibits; the first is touring the east coast August through December 2007, and both will be touring throughout 2008, one on each coast.
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The exhibits are scheduled to visit 80 cities by the end of 2008.

The stories profiled in the two new World Vision Experience exhibits are of real children touched by the work of World Vision, and are inspired by true events. The children (whose real names are used by permission) are:
  • Kombo: Big trucks and the “Big Disease” roll past one boy’s home at a Kenyan truck stop along the AIDS Highway.
  • Babirye: In the epicenter of AIDS in Africa, a young Ugandan girl watches her father die and her mother grow weak and wonders if she’ll be next.
  • Emmanuel: A young boy and his brother must survive in the wild, caring for themselves after losing their mother and their home in Uganda.
  • Mathabo: One girl feels the sting of abandonment as she faces hunger, assault and disease alone in the highlands of Lesotho.
A prototype exhibit was launched in fall 2005, and more than 30,000 people in 14 North American cities have visited the Experience since that time. The prototype Experience was featured at the 2006 Global AIDS Conference in Toronto and displayed in New York’s Grand Central terminal in the summer of 2006. The overwhelming response to the prototype exhibit led World Vision to commission the new exhibits and launch the upcoming national tour.

Development of the exhibit’s creative content was spearheaded by World Vision’s internal Creative Solutions team, with design and fabrication carried out by The Production Network of Seattle. In partnership with World Vision, the National Tour is being produced by Carat Brand Experience of Cincinnati.

Facts About the World Vision Experience: AIDS


Size of exhibit:2,340 square feet

Perimeter: 52’ x 45’

Set Up Time: 8-12 hours

Tear Down Time: 6-8 hours

Traveling Team:4 full time team members

Transportation:1 53’ tractor trailer
1 box truck
1 staff vehicle

Average time spent viewing exhibit:20-40 minutes

World Vision Experiential Director:Mike Yoder

World Vision Creative Director:Barry Swindon

World Vision Senior Writer:Brian Sytsma

World Vision Design Director: Robert Coronado


For complete information and resources, visit www.worldvisionexperience.org.


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