HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people

 
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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2012

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
The annual international AIDS candle light 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. The RVCP through its program HIV Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family planning, has celebrated this event on Sunday 27th May, in southern province of Rwanda; with the 2012 Theme: Promoting Health and Dignity Together”.
 The total number of participants was 577 participant
March around Buatre town.
  OBJECTIVES OF CANDLELIGHT MARCH MEMORIAL 
  •  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 Counseling and Testing of HIV
  • Address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, calling for more actions to support them and making anti retroviral accessible to as many people as possible
  • 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 behavior amongst youth and the general community
  •  Fight against the stigma and discrimination associated with the AIDS pandemic.
Emmanuel Bakundukize , the coordinator of RVCP requested people present at the event that they should combat the discrimination against HIV positive persons. He went on demanding them to disseminate this information in villages.
The representative of the District of Huye AIDS Control Committee, Monique Uwase called upon youth to keep in mind that HIV AIDS is against Rwandan vision of being a developed country. “Our ambition is to become a developed nation. This cannot be achieved if we have many people suffering from HIV/AIDS” said Uwase.
Melissa Wong,the Co- president of GlobeMED , a partner of RVCP based at the George Washington University expressed gratitude to the Rwandan associations including RVCP in their fight against HIV AIDS. She explained that basing on statistics of 1994 when HIV AIDS prevalence rate was 24% of the population and now 3.1% less than the rate of HIV AIDS in Washington where it is 3.2%, Rwanda shows remarkable progress which is praiseworthy and should continue.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2012 in Huye district was marked also by songs, poems, dramas all containing message that youth should fight HIV AIDS to build a bright future.
The Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-profit organization run by students from the National University of Rwanda. It is part of the larger International Student’s Association of Village Concept Projects. RVCP takes creative approaches to solving problems found in the surrounding communities and in Butare, Rwanda. RVCP also works to bring sustainable income generation projects to those communities as well as working with the Huye Health Center and sponsoring several youth clubs focusing on both malaria and STD/HIV prevention.  
                    participants light candlesParticipants light candles
    
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
  1. We thank a lot GlobeMed for the financial support provided to carry out the 29th International AIDS
         Candlelight memorial 2012
  2. We thank a lot PSI Rwanda for the assistance provided for the event implementation
  3. We thank a lot SULFO-Rwanda for the support provided for Rwanda village concept project.
  4. We thank a lot HUYE district  leaders for multipurpose room provided for Rwanda Village Concept Project  (RVCP)
  5. We thank a lot the National Traffic Police for the security during the march
  6. We thank a lot CDLS Huye
  7. We thank a lot HUYE Youth Friendly Center (DUSHISHOZE Center)
  8. We thank a lot LUCS (LIGUE UNIVERSITAIRE TO LUTTE CONTRE LE SIDA) for their participation
  9. We thank a lot the National University of Rwanda for the daily assistance for Rwanda village concept
         project (RVCP).
Reported by
Emmanuel BAKUNDUKIZE
-National Officer on Reproductive Health including AIDS/Rwanda  2011
-Director of Development department –Ubuzima program 2011
-Director General of BST project  2009-2011 
March around Buatre town
March around Buatre town
March around Buatre town.
March around Buatre town.
participants light candles
participants light candles
Participants light candles
Participants light candles

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Mar 19, 2012

Report of Activities Up to March 12, 2012

Rabbit project for Anti-HIV/AIDS youth club
Rabbit project for Anti-HIV/AIDS youth club

HIV AIDS Avoidance in 150 Village Young People

The project is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s); reproductive health and methods family planning.

 

This Project is specifically aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of the Anti-HIV/AIDS clubs in problem solving and promoting greater awareness of responsible sexual behavior. The ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of sexually related health problems, with the intention of spreading awareness to the greater community through the training of youth leaders.

 

After the trainings, the young people need some income generating activities that help them to meet up and plan together  about their  life future .These activities also help them to get some incomes .However, we are working with the Village Young People who are very poor and needs a help .Moreover, this  project doesn’t have any Funder. We invite you to contribute in developing this world by starting by these underprivileged people.

 

We have to visit the villages and evaluate the project activities. All these need some volunteers with some facilitations such as transport and communication facilities.

“Together we can make a difference”

Done at Huye on 13/03/2012

 

Emmanuel BAKUNDUKIZE

RVCP Coordinator

Coordinator of “HIV avoidance in 150 village young people”

Project leader in GlobalGiving  

Director of HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family planning programme-2011

National officer on Reproductive Health including AIDS-Rwanda-2011

 

Project Volunteers with children of local village
Project Volunteers with children of local village
Dec 13, 2011

REPORT OF SOME ACTIVITIES DONE in 2011

HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people

 

The project 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. Furthermore, it works under the Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP), a health-promoting program that consists of 108 Rwandan medical and pharmaceutical students.

 

Goal: The overall aims and objectives of RVCP is to provide sustainable improvement in the health and  living conditions of underprivileged communities through health promotion with an emphasis on self-reliance and active and responsible participation. RVCP seeks to work with the most disadvantaged villages in the Huye district. The Micro Project is specifically aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of the anti-HIV/AIDS clubs in problem solving, project management, and promoting greater awareness of responsible sexual behavior. The ultimate goal is to reduce the prevalence of sexually-related health problems, with the intention of spreading awareness to the greater community through the training of youth leaders. The project is set in Huye District/Southern Province of Rwanda.

 

THE REPORT OF SOME ACTIVITIES DONE in 2011

 

  1. Football tournament  

The RVCP through its HIV awareness, reproductive health and Family planning has organized the tournament on 23 October 2011 in village to empower the clubs and attract village people by targeting the young people.

                             At the beginning of the tournament, the youth teams greeting the people.

 

The tournament was opened officially.

 

Within the break ,even some of soldiers shared with the youth teams about the tournament .

 

After tournament ,the anti-AIDS youth clubs presented the songs related to HIV prevention.

 

These are some materials we use during such event.

 

2.  World AIDS Day (WAD)

 

The World AIDS Day (WAD) in Huye was organized by Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP). There was a football tournament in the village called MPUNGWE Village with about 150 participants; speeches and performances with the central topic AIDS.

This year the central theme was:

 “Getting to Zero - Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths”.

 

There was a condom demonstration by some of village young people:

 

N.B: The topics covered in sessions include: Anatomy and the physiology of the genitals, love and sexual relationships, HIV/AIDS (symptoms, methods of transmission, prevention, promoting voluntary HIV-testing) educating about reproductive health, responsible sexual behavior, HIV/AIDS& gender and sexual violence, treatment for and care of people living with HIV/AIDS as well as sexual transmitted infections (STIs) and family planning. 

 

These are some activities we tried to do with respect to “HIV avoidance in 150 village young people”. However; this last does not have any donor to support it and this is the main obstacle we meet all the time. Moreover, such activities are very limited to reach the villages due to the lack of donors.

 

We remain hopeful to continue the progress we have made with the continued enthusiasm of the members of the Huye District and with the support of prospective donors.

 

Done at Huye on 09/12/2011

Emmanuel BAKUNDUKIZE

Coordinator of “HIV avoidance in 150 village young people”

Project leader in GlobalGiving

Director of HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family planning programme

National officer on Reproductive Health including AIDS-Rwanda

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Emmanuel BAKUNDUKIZE

Butare, Rwanda

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