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Group to host vacation workshop


The St. Vincent Planned Parenthood Association is hosting an Easter Vacation workshop from April 18 to 21.

The workshop will be held at the Anglican Pastoral Centre from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Participants of the workshop will come from several secondary schools in the country. The participants are all members of the HIV/AIDS peer educators programmes and the FATE, Fighting AIDS through Training And Education peer advocate groups.{{more}}

The workshop seeks to train students to deliver accurate information to their peers on sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, STI’s and other issues facing youths. Their activities are supported by other health professionals including Nurses, Guidance Counselors and the Police. The workshop is sponsored by Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA and the Caribbean Family Planning Association CFPA. The workshop would be facilitated by Laverne Stephens, a representative of CFPA and Coordinator, Jasmine Creese.

This Easter workshop is the second of its kind hosted by the Association.

The Association is expanding its programme to involve community groups who will be trained to become advocates of HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and behaviour change activities.