Last week we had the privilege to host over 30 Hwange District HIV/AIDS service organizations, key players and stakeholders at our Sizinda Centre for a full day HIV/AIDS low rope educational session in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Great strides towards closing the tap of new HIV infections and reaching the 90-90-90 goals.
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.