Youth efforts towards HIV/AIDS through prevention Care and Support
Description: UPA Pakwach branch is situated on the business transit route to Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pakwach town is exposed to high HIV/AIDS infection rate due to the traffic and people who stop by for a night(s) on their way to their destinations.
Heavy drinking and unemployment is high in the youths as a result many have been sexually abused under the influence of alcohol or lured into commercial sex, prostitution and immorality ending up contracting HIV/AIDS.
UPA Pakwach branch has for a while been engaged in initiatives that address the HIV/AIDS challenges and is committed to designing new methods. The international work camp is therefore designed to scale up the sensitization efforts by the use of Forum theatre.
Type of Work: • Open discussions and debates.
• Holding workshops on HIV/AIDS Prevention and care.
• Lectures on HIV/AIDS counseling and care for parents/children.
• Visit post AIDS clubs.
• Performing forum theatre on HIV/AIDS prevention and care. • Conducting interactive sports with local communities.
• Radio talk shows.
• One-day public dialogue
Study Theme: • Visit local communities in the fishing villages for forum theatre presentations.
• Visit voluntary counseling and testing services that provide youth friendly services.
• Visit to hospital where HIV/AIDS testing is done.
• Visit historical sites i.e. Wanglei Puvungu……..
Accommodation: • The accommodation shall be providing within Abongo Women’s Group premises. Participants shall be required to carry along own clothing, boots, sleeping mats, bags and mosquito nets. • The camp site shall have simple bathing shelters with no showers. • The camp site shall have pit latrines not toilets. • A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen)
Language: The population is a predominantly speaking Jonam language with a good number fluent in English language as well.
Requirements: Participants shall be required to bring, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves, boots/shoes, light working clothes during working hours, warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be cold, torch or flash light, personal effects, and materials for the cultural presentations about your country. Above all, do not forget a happy and positive attitude
Approximate Location: The work camp will take place at UPA Pakwach Branch. PRUDEPMA Former ACORD House. Pakwach town council is in Nebbi District West Nile region. Pakwach branch is located 420km (6 – 7) hours’ drive from Kampala. It is along River Nile just 1 Km on Kampala Arua road
Notes: • The fee does not cover airport drop off after the project. Volunteers that intend to have the drop off service consult with UPA to identify the service provider. This service will cost an extra 25-28 Euros. • To allow the best preparations, participants are advised to arrive a day before commencement of the work camp applied for. • Meals are prepared by the work campers on charcoal stoves or open fire. In case you need to have a special meal/diet, you have to buy it yourself. • Shorts, dresses and skirts should reach knee length for cultural consideration. • Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.
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