HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people

 
$100
$4,536
Raised
Remaining
May 22, 2014

Upcoming activities

With the new Leadship of Rwanda Village Concept Project,the project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people"  plans to set a new plan of action for the coming days.We are glad to thank all our donors who supported our activities in past and hope to keep sustaining the project.

Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organization. It is linked to other Village Concept Projects worldwide through the International Students Association of Village Concept Projects. The overall goal of RVCP is to provide sustainable improvement in the health and living standards of underprivileged communities at Village level and to develop the skills and knowledge of participating students.

The project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.

-The project will work with the RVCP HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program to reach the youth in anti-HIV/AIDS clubs to promote debates on sensitive issues in a friendlier environment.

-We will also carry out HIV education sessions in primary schools and in non-schooling youth in Southern Province of Rwanda. 

By working together,we aim to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS through education of the youth and raise their awareness about HIV/AIDS whilst fighting the stigma and discrimination that affect the people living with HIV and AIDS.

Feb 20, 2014

Training on HIV Awareness and Malaria

During the training
During the training

Under support of Rwanda BioMedical Center,the Rwanda Village Concept Project-RVCP in collaboration with Medical Students' Association of Rwanda and the Faculty of Medicine have organized a training on HIV Awareness and Malaria.The Dean of faculty of Medicine has officially opened the event by providing condoms and Moskito-nets to the trainees,medical students of Rwanda.The training was carried out at Butare,University of Rwanda,School of Medicine ,in Southern Province of Rwanda. 

This training will enable students as volunteers to feel motivated in keeping their Health initiatives in the Community of Rwanda.The volunteers will be able to train other young people in different ereas of Rwanda.Some of the trainees are the volunteers of the project"HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" that is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV preventionsexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.

Participants discussion
Participants discussion
Dean of Faculty talking about the condom
Dean of Faculty talking about the condom
Dean of Faculty talking to the Students
Dean of Faculty talking to the Students
Feb 19, 2014

RVCP getting stronger!

BVDA Volunteers with RVCP volunteers
BVDA Volunteers with RVCP volunteers

Since 2000, the partnership between BVDA and RVCP has led to newly constructed latrines in their target villages, outreach teaching sessions in which thousands of young people have been educated. Additionally, it has supplied 1 net to every 6 people within the communities, with the aim of increasing this supply in the future.

This year BVDA have recruited 2 long term,Eleri and Emma,capacity builders who will work in a project support management role to help strengthen RVCP as an organisation. The focus will be placed on improving and implementing long term strategy, communication methods, monitoring and evaluation of projects and financial clarity by providing an in-depth needs assessment report, further tailored training, continued monitoring and evaluation and project specific related advice.

They have been here 6 months now with 2 left to go and for sure RVCP is making great progress.

Fashionista at the bike race
Fashionista at the bike race
Hard at work. (blogging!)
Hard at work. (blogging!)

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Nov 22, 2013

Culture exchange between RVCP members and IPs

International Participants with Kids in Village
International Participants with Kids in Village

The International participants-IPs while they were in R-VCP had an active role in the RVCP 5 projects ( HIV/AIDS awareness;Hygiene; Water and Sanitation; Malaria Prevention; Income Generation and gender empowerment ) and 2 initiatives{ MHEP and LCCM }.

In addition, IP’s and R-VCP members had time to socialize or entertain as a way of culture exchange and welfare of IPs while they were volunteering with RVCP.

Among social activities and entertainment are learning Kinyarwanda,tradition dance (Kinyarwanda Drama), making Tour of Butare (Market, Supermarket, Bars, Main restaurants, Hotels etc), cooking on stove,Physical exercises  (football match,…),visiting different places in the Country such as Genocide Memorial Site, National Museum and Tourism.

International Participant with Kids
International Participant with Kids
International Participant with Kids in water
International Participant with Kids in water
International Participants with RVCP Members
International Participants with RVCP Members
Aug 22, 2013

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2013

During the march in Southern Province of Rwanda
During the march in Southern Province of Rwanda

The Annual International AIDS candlelight Memorial (www.candlelightmemorial.org) is a Program of Global Health Council, and is one of the largest and oldest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV/AIDS awareness in the world. The Candlelight Memorial occurs on the third Sunday of May, lead by volunteer coordinators who host memorials for their communities worldwide. Last year in 2012 it was 29th year internationally, and organized by Rwanda Village Concept Project for the fifth time in Huye, the Candlelight Memorial 2012 had the official theme “Promotion Heath and Dignity Together …” with the general objective of fight against HIV-AIDS, remembrance of all those who have been affected by HIV epidemic and was commemorated worldwide on the Sunday, May 20th 2012. 

In this year of 2013, it was  the seventh time that Rwanda village concept project conducted candlelight memorial day 2013 .RVCP carried out this event on 1st June, 2013 Instead of the third Sunday 22and May 2013. The theme for the Candlelight Memorial day 2013 is "In Solidality" emphasizing the need for people living with and affected by HIV to join hands and work together in the response to HIV. Solidarity in communities is essential to reduce stigma and promote the involvement of people living with HIV in order to ensure a more effective HIV response. Only together as communities can we advocate for universal access to quality health and social services. 

OBJECTIVES OF CANDLELIGHT MARCH MEMORIAL  2013 :

  •  Call for more action to help children infected and/or orphaned by HIV/AIDS
  •  Call for greater strategies and actions to help strengthen preventative measures promoting responsible behaviour amongst youth and the general community
  •  Fight against the stigma and discrimination associated with the AIDS pandemic. 
  •  Honor those affected by HIV/AIDS in order to give a hope for people living with HIV/AIDs.
  •  Community education on HIV/AIDS basics (Transmission, Prevention and Treatment) Promote Voluntary CouncelingTesting of HIV
  •  Address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, calling for more actions to support them and making anti retroviral accessable to as many people as possible.

The event

After six successive successful candle light march memorial in Huye, Rwanda Village Concept Project (www.rwanda-vcp.org) has been selected for the seventh time by Global Health Council (www.globalhealth.org) among other organizations to host this year the candle March memorial in Huye District, Southern province in Rwanda. In Huye District, the march took about 45 minutes in the town of Huye starting from multipurpose rooms of HUYE district , crossing what was the main business center in Huye (Cyarabu Center) and ending at multipurpose room of Huye District where another AIDS campaign was took  place composed of messages, drama, poems, dances, etc. performed by Anti HIV/AIDS Youth Clubs, Groups from rural areas, Secondary schools in Huye District and speeches of invited leaders and RVCP coordinator all focusing on the theme.

The aim is to educate on HIV/AIDS, to call all people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and to raise awareness on needs of people affected by HIV/AIDS. During that community mobilization and education RVCP provided condom demonstration skills and condom  boxes for condom distribution .

Briefly, it was a good innovation for RVCP to start a pilot cerebration of International Candle Light March memorial helped and organized by Medical students of NUR Campus, Kigali, members of RVCP and other members that might be in Kigali Capital of Rwanda.

Participants:

  • GlobeMed at Washington D.C , 
  • SULFO Rwanda Industry
  • PSI Rwanda
  • RVCP Members and National University Students
  • Members of    9  anti HIV/AIDS  Youth Clubs  from Rural areas (Tumba ,Nyakagezi, Rukira, Nyanza, Rukira, Kaburemera, Sovu,Matyazo, Nkima Clubs)
  • 5 anti HIV/AIDS Youth Clubs from Secondary schools located in Huye Districts:
  • Groupe Scolaire des Parents de Butare 
  • E.S Butare
  • E A V Kabutare
  • LLCCM Orphanage Support Center in Rukira
  • People living with HIV: Twiyubahe cooperative-Huye sector Youth Leaders from HUYE District 
  • ”Pères educateurs” SOVU Health Clinic

The total number of participants was 424 participants

 


Officially opening the event with the RVCP Leader
Officially opening the event with the RVCP Leader
GlobeMed representative
GlobeMed representative
Participants
Participants
Youth Clubs presenting poems
Youth Clubs presenting poems

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Project Leader

Emmanuel BAKUNDUKIZE

Butare, Rwanda

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