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Aids Day: YAT hold HIV/AIDS exhibitions in Chitungwiza and Epworth
Youth Agenda Trust
December 07, 2012
Trust on Saturday held 2 HIV/AIDS exhibitions at Zengeza 2 shopping
centre in Chitungwiza and at Overspill Shops in Epworth which coincided
with the commemorations of this year's World Aids Day. This
Year's World Aids Day was held under the theme "Getting
to zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS
related deaths". Thousands of young people thronged the exhibition
stands where they interacted with their peers and shared experiences.
They also took time for social responsibility and distributed various
HIV/AIDS educational materials.
The youth had the opportunity to learn more about the work of Youth
Agenda around sexual and reproductive health among other areas of
its programming. Youth Agenda also showcased the various projects
that it is doing in line with the broader goal of an HIV free generation.
Youth were entertained through a number lot of activities, from
music and dance, quiz among other edutainment activities.
The highlight of the exhibitions saw Youth Agenda compiling information
that will be used to craft the organisation's action plan
Youth Agenda district membership, councilors, civil society leaders
and other youth organisations participated at the exhibitions which.
Various campaign materials were distributed to the youth such as
books and t-shirts with messages aimed at encouraging behaviour
change among the youth.
The exhibitions are part of a project Youth Agenda is doing in enhancing
the life skills of young people including HIV and AIDS and the outcomes
this exercise will inform Youth Agenda's broader programming
into the other 20 districts across the country.
Since 2007, Youth Agenda Trust has been working with communities
in 22 districts countrywide carrying out programmes aimed at educating
the youth on sexual and reproductive health, particularly its link
with HIV and AIDS.
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