The Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD), in collaboration with the Community Based Response to HIV/AIDS (COBRHA) project, has concluded a week-long training for 15 “out of school youths” at the Youth Sport club in Kenema to help reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Addressing the training session COBRHA’s project animator, Mrs. Frederica Koroma, explained that the COBRHA project, which is a component of the Youth Empowerment Programme, trained life skills (LS) facilitators in 2006.
She said these trained facilitators had been very instrumental in using the skills and tools acquired from these trainings in facilitating sessions in different schools on positive behavioural change.
“Their efficiency and commitment in facilitating these sessions is well recognized and acknowledged by focal teachers, pupils and principals in the six targeted secondary schools,” she disclosed. Mrs. Koroma said their organization was still undertaking activities to bring out behavioural and attitudinal change in people and particularly the youth in Kenema and its environs to help reduce the spread of HIV.