Our HIV/AIDS Youth Ambassadors commence their bootcamp this week. It is an exciting and fulfilling moment for us. Meanwhile, four other Youth Ambassadors arrive in Denmark for a Youth Leader Exchange Program.
We had been busy selecting a team of our HIV/AIDS Youth Ambassadors who are destined for Denmark this February for a Youth Leader Project. On the other hand, we are preparing for an exciting moment for 30 Youth Ambassadors and close to 100 children who will join us at a BootCamp coming this February 2017. It has been a period both filled with busy schedules yet expecting exciting times ahead of all of us. To join us, contact us on +263 717 883 008 / +263 712 597 585
Recently, UNICA hosted its HIV/AIDS awareness project partners from International Medical Corporation Committee (IMCC) and Zimbabwe Medical Students Association (ZIMSA). The purpose of this visit was to review the Youth Awareness HIV/AIDS Project and evaluate lessons learnt from the 7 months of project implementation. The project responds to the high HIV prevalence in and around Victoria Falls, which is currently at 25% among youth.
In the past two weeks, our Youth Ambassadors have been busy preparing material and holding preparatory meetings for HIV sessions to start this week at Mosi Oa Tunya High School in Victoria Falls. These preparatory activities follow a two weeks intensive Boot camp held sometime in December 2015 that equipped the Youth Ambassadors with skills to disseminate HIV information in strategic ways. The project is implemented in collaboration with International Medical Cooperation Committee and Zimbabwe Medical Students Association.
UNICA supported thirty (30) young people to attend a Psycho Social Support Camp (PSSC) in Matabeleland South Province (Matopos), Zimbabwe in collaboration with Masiye Camp. Eighty (80) children from different social backgrounds came to the camp over two days to share experiences guided by the trained youth. From this camp, four youth from UNICA were successfully selected to become National Camp Counselors and will soon be leading 4 camps in Beitbridge and Guruve before the end of the year. Following this initiative, UNICA will further be supporting 4 other young people to attend yet another Psychosocial Support Camp in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2015 in collaboration with Global Camps Africa a leading Psychosocial Support Camps organization for children and youth in United States of America (USA) and South Africa (SA). Please kindly see herewith below photos from some of our previous camps.