Hi everybody!.In a few weeks i'll be in Burkina faso in west Africa for an exchange program.For the 3 past years i've worked and participated to international in relation to HIV/AIDS and sexual health.
During this period, i've worked with people living in rural areas in some regions of africa and noticed that most of young people are not informed about this issue.
young people especially those living in rural areas are particularly vulnerable to hiv infection for social,cultural and economic reasons.they growned up in a world change by AIDS but many still lack comprehensive and correct knowledge about how to prevent HIV infection and unwanted pregnancies.
our project focus to empower young people in rural areas with informations that help them make responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health through education;communication,informations sharing and training.we want to bring them together to collaborate on ways to improve their reproductive and sexual health in their communities.
To reach this objectives,we plan to launch multimedia computer labs initiatives where youth are provided free access to the internet,courses and informations on HIV/AIDS and sexual health.
multimedia computer labs activities will provide a virtual and physical space for youth where they can express themselves, share informations anf interact with other people around the world.they'll be also trained to be advisors for the elders in their communities.
we developed e-learning courses which are designed to inform,engage and challenge learners while having fun and learning how to use internet and some software like world,excell ,publisher..
We will also develop courses CD-ROM in national and local languages to accomodate the elders and people who don't have access to the internet and/or have no time to come in the computer labs.
the project will be set, first in Diébougou in the south-west of Burkina faso and then in Guinea where many volonteers are ready to work with us.
LONG TERM IMPACT
First,we want to set up this project with volonteer young people and then work with local NGOs so that they can setup such kind of project in their programs.
HOW THE FUNDS WILL BE USED
contributions will be used to :
-build a multimedia computer lab with12 computers
-suscribe one year wireless internet connection
-buy blank cd/dvd
Donate what you can and spread the word.Thank you very much for help.
for more informations on youth engagement and advocacy to fight against HIV/AIDS and sexual health please visit these websites