Life Abundant for Angola (94290)
Since sub-saharan Africa is the epicenter of the AIDS crisis, and Angola is the country with the lowest prevalence of HIV in the region, this program focuses on prevention. We work with teenagers through peer education. Trained educators communicate values and strategies to their peers in meaningful, memorable ways through music, drama, literature, and visuals. As they gain experience, they also become trainers. One of the tools they use is the AIDS Cube. The project also prints and distributes informational pamphlets.
The transforming results are reducing or maintaining the low prevalence of HIV, reducing risk of infection, delaying sexual debut, HIV transmission, testing and disclosure of HIV+ status, promoting self-worth and respect, increasing the practice of abstinence before marriage and faithfulness in marriage, and eliminating fears and myths regarding sexuality.
Urban youth gain awareness and skills regarding HIV and AIDS that equip them to avoid risk behavior, choose healthy alternatives, and live out their sexuality in a way that leads to satisying relationships and wellness.
As well, rural communities are empowered to identify and avoid risk behavior, confront myths regarding sexuality and HIV and AIDS, and extend compassion to HIV+ and vulnerable persons in their communities.
Project Number: 94290 Current Funding Progress:
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