Happy New Year!! 2010 has been a great year for GEMINI, despite all the challenges that faced us. With your support, we have been able to exceed our target. We conducted some of the most successful high-powered outreach activities in recent times.
Using a mutliplicity of activities, we were able to reach out to over 2,000 young people. Our main objective was to identify young men, who are sexually active and engage them in behavior change processes to enable them abstain or use protective measures with their partners.
A major roadshow, a musical concert, group counseling sessions and continuous follow-up services has seen us expand our target base. In particular, we want to reach out to young men in college and high school. We have already identified 5 mid-level colleges and 4 high schools.
"I feel like we are gaining unprecedented ground in changing perceptions," says Jasper, one of the deejays involved in the project. "Involving young men as changemakers redefines the whole concept of masculinity and provides a window of change."
This coming year, we will focus on strengthening communication messages, engaging the participants in open discussion and crusading for a friendlier environment to discuss sexuality.
We continue to thank all of you who have participated in our success through your comments, feedback, donations and site visits.
We wish each of you all the best in the new year.
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