AIDS AWARENESS: Helping Victims of Boko Haram Terrorists in Nigeria

Conscience International is supporting a program that focuses on victims displaced by Boko Haram. Donor contributions will make a significant difference in providing relief and health and opportunity for these people.

Current statistics from the northeast area reflect a higher incidence of HIV infection than other parts of the country. At least 5000 people are currently living with the virus in the Borno IDP camps. In disaster zones, youth are disrupted from their communities, often developing poor social skills that lead to robbery, substance abuse, violence, corrupted morals and susceptibility to anti-social messages of people and groups such as Boko Haram.

The AIDS Awareness Program in Nigeria is conducted by a partner organization based in Jos, Plateau State. The program will conduct three-day training workshops in IDP camps and in the communities that have been most devastated. The workshops will include interactive presentations on HIV/AIDS; booklets and other materials; dramas and music related to life skills; provision of T-shirts and caps to promote HIV awareness; basic HIV and other health related medical tests for IDP communities; and creation of clubs and other follow up awareness groups.

The primary intervention will be in three phases. First, a pilot project in two IDP camps or communities will refine the project; phase two will institute eight projects for general awareness and training in three states; and then in phase three there will be six train-the-trainer workshops in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.
Monitoring and evaluation throughout the project will offer the possibility of scaling up and expanding the project to cover other possible IDP camps and vulnerable communities.

 

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HIV/AIDS Training Session for teachers who will be instructing AIDS patients