Project to Reinforce Community Based Approach to AIDS Control in Lebialem (NCAREP II)

A workshop was organised for Traditional rulers at the Azi Palace on HIV prevention and fight against stigma and discrimination. On the occasion of the celebration of the National Youth Day NCIG distributed copies of AMONG YOUTHS to students in Menji. Common initiative groups were created and registered community volunteers in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Fontem, Alou and Wabane sub divisions respectively. A total amount of 2.850.000fcfa was distributed to these groups to raise income through the implementation of income generation activities for the benefit of vulnerable children in the communities.

In order to meet up with its objectives of NADEV, which is to create awareness on issues of health in communities, the organization carried out activities in the area of HIV/AIDs . Youths in Maumu were targeted for this activity because NADEV had projects running with about six groups of vegetable farmers in the area. The Maumu youths were educated by posters, lectures, participatory group discussions, demonstration of the use of condom, distribution of condoms and flyers, and the use of the pidgin langue which made the course easily understood.. at the end of this HIV/AIDS sensitization campaign, participants were able to understand the abbreviation HIV/AIDS, identify the various sources through which HIV/AIDS could be contracted, learned ways of preventing HIV/AIDS, Learned how the virus could be contracted, learned how to live with the virus, learned how to care for HIV/AIDS infected and affected persons, and on how to use and dispose of the male and female condoms properly.