Last month saw another successful training course delivered in Chingola, a town in the Copperbelt mining province of Zambia. Historically, mining towns and their surrounds have high rates of HIV and mining companies often run sexual health programmes for the miners, since they are considered a high risk group. At the height of the HIV epidemic, mining companies even hired extra staff knowing that they would lose workers to AIDS-related illnesses. This makes the Copperbelt region in southern Africa an important place for us to work, and we’re grateful to our longstanding partner in Zambia, Alive and Kicking, for their continued support for our programmes there.
“Great drills. I liked Pass It On. It is important to spread the right information, and if we are not sure about it, better not say it. This will help to break stigma in our communities.”
“I just want to have an HIV negative baby now that I have the information.”
“It’s always a joy being part of TackleAfrica courses. They are so interactive and informative.”“Great workshop, great information. Just from TackleAfrica courses, I was able to get a part-time job at Kabundi Heath Centre to do sessions every week with people living with HIV.” After days of hard work, the Chingola team of coaches can afford a smile of success!
Thanks to all the Chingola coaches on this fantastic programme. We wish you every success delivering HIV education sessions to your communities. Keep up the good work!
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