HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program
The Program aims to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS in the rural populations of Huye. The program promotes education of the youth to raise their awareness about HIV/AIDS and to adopt a more responsible sexual behavior, whilst fighting stigma and discrimination that affect the people living with HIV and AIDS.
We organise the youth in anti-HIV/AIDS clubs to promote debates on sensitive issues in a friendlier environment. Interactive methods are used in weekly health education sessions conducted by volunteers of Social Care Youth Initiative.The main activities conducted in the framework of the HIV Prevention program is:
SCYI performs HIV education sessions in primary schools and in non-schooling youth of our target communities. SCYI has established 12 Anti-AIDS youth clubs and provide them with HIV education. The teaching program consists of a module which is developped in a series of education sessions. The module comprises Anatomy and Physiology of the genitals, methods of HIV transmission, symptoms, prevention methods, HIV virus and AIDS, opportunist infections, voluntary testing, treatment and care of people living with HIV/AIDS, Culture and sex related taboos, Gender and HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and family planning. Upon completion of this module, the youth make a club peer-educators. Those clubs of peer educators are thereafter involved community education and sensitization about HIV/AIDS.