Dec 2, 2010

EFA Field Activity Report: Educational Outreach to Over 4,000 Cameroonians

October, 2010
Locations: Bibemi, Adoumri, and Maroua, Extreme North Province, Cameroon 

Another successful educational outreach in two remote villages.  Over 4,000 people attended and participated in community presentations made by EFA youth network Peer Educators and three Peace Corps volunteers! 

Highlights provided here, to see the full report click on the link below.

Themes:

-  The different modes of transmission

-  Methods of prevention

-  Benefits of voluntary screening

-  Living Positively

-  Preventing transmission from mother to child

-  Community awareness and care for persons living with HIV/AIDS

-  How to correctly use a condom

-  Cholera (measures to take to avoid contracting the disease)

Team:  Caitlyn Bradburn (PCV), Amada Tchake, Peer Educators, Technical Assistants

Introduction:  Peace Corps volunteers and peer educators from Bibemi, Adoumri, and Maroua coordinated a trip to remote communities to conduct community education sessions.  Top performing Peer Educators who had just finished their HIV/AIDS training were chosen from associations of EFA International ‘s Youth Network  to visit these communities and conduct door to door outreach and community gatherings to educate people about the disease.  They reached more than 4,300 Cameroonians in these villages.

Outcomes:  The peer educators tirelessly answered community members’ questions, and this prompted community members to ask them to stay a few days or come back to continue the information sharing, because this was the first time anyone had ever come specifically to educate the community about this incurable disease.

 

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