In less than six months from last year, FoG – with support from the American Government under PEPFAR/ USAID and other stakeholders, reached out to beneficiaries – most of them youths.
The recent activities – held on 25 and 26 of January 2020 and again from 1 February to 2 February 2020, had three HIV awareness sensitization and one youth mobilization.
“The activity of youths mobilisation were conducted using peer to peer approach where a group of trained peer educators divided the youth into different age brackets and have them exchange issues on HIV/AIDS from what, how the virus is, targeting and preventive measures were collectively discussed with a number of questions and answers shared by participants while peer educators and champion of change give them appropriate answers to their numerous questions,” FoG’s Project Manager, Mr Jasper Adoko Okao, said.
In Te-Owelo – HIV sensitization was conducted by Mrs Aguti Joyce who’s the Kamdini sub-county Community Development Officer [CDO].
Also, Mr Eyoko Emmanuel, the health educator conducted similar activity in Woo-balo Kuc and Atapara trading centre, while Mr Acar Fidelity, the health inspector facilitated beneficiaries at Pida trading centre.
These he added included, life skills training, junior farming which is simple but a lucrative agricultural venture, revealing, “It could help shape lives of young people, income generating activities.”
According to FoG’s Project Manager, Mr Adoko, the activities were coupled by facilitators handling cross cutting issues that are a synonymous to HIV/AIDS prevalence in the community.
Proper and consistent condom use were handled and condoms distributed to the beneficiaries.
“Those who turned positive were referred to Pope John Paul Hospital, Aber commonly known as Atapara hospital for adherence counselling, enrolment and medication,” he added.
|DATE||ACTIVITY||VENUE||RESULTS OF + CLIENTS||COVERAGE|
|25/01/2020||HIV sensitisation||Atapara trading centre and Ocini in Kamdini sub-county||02||Acutanena ‘A’ |
|26/01/2020||Youths mobilisation||Woo Balo Kuc and Ocini in Kamdini sub-county||00||Amwa Bung ‘A’ |
Amwa Bung ‘B’
|01/02/2020||HIV sensitisation||Te- owelo||Test yet to be done||Boroboro ‘A’ Boroboro ‘B’ Opatoyere ‘A’ |
|02/02/2020||HIV sensitisation||Pida trading centre||01||Abanya ‘A’ & ‘B’ |