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Empower youth and communities to respond to HIV and AIDs, Zanzibar

Who's involved:
Project leaders: Alama Haji Khatib (30 years old), Harith Abdulla Mohamed

Lead organisation: Youth Self- Employment Foundation

Other organisations:
- Grassroots level HIV committees known as Shehia HIV committees – SHACCOMS ( will provide spaces for meetings and spiritual support) youth clubs in the respective selected areas ( will mobilize youths participation in various HIV interventions)
- Community leaders and influential people( will play a role of convincing both youth and adults to participate in the activities)
- Networks of people living with HIV and AIDS (Will be among resource persons/facilitators)
- Zanzibar AIDs Commission – ZAC ( will provide guidelines and material support )
- Zanzibar AIDS Control Program – ZACP( will provide material support)

February - October 2009

- To reject myths and misconceptions, and fight unnecessary HIV/AIDS related discrimination.
- To empower young people, to promote their rights and to inform them about how HIV can and cannot be transmitted, and how they can protect themselves.
- To discuss more openly sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as injecting drug use.
- To draw the attention of people in general and those in positions of authority in particular to accept the reality of HIV in our communities, and to recognise the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.
- To involve more and more people living with HIV/AIDS in campaigns and education activities.

- Visit 6 Shehias and perform drama shows. The show will be written and performed by Zanzibar Theatre group;

- Use materials from the ZAC and ZACP Offices we will make presentations and encourage discussions before and after the shows to educate the out-of- school youth on HIV and AIDS;

- Presentations by People Living with HIV/AIDS;

- Encourage participants in cooperation with our trained peer educators to create their own drama shows to see what they have learnt;

- Train 20 young fishermen or fishermen’s wives and 20 parents of fishermen within 6 Shehias of rural West district (namely Fumba, Bweleo, Dimani, Kombeni, Shakani and Maungani) as peer educators, by April, 08.

- Increase knowledge and skills to 400 young fishermen/fishermen’s wives on HIV prevention in order to reduce risk behaviour which leads to new HIV and AIDs infection among young fishermen in ‘high risk’ population within 6 Shehias of rural West district (namely Fumba, Bweleo, Dimani , Kombeni ,Shakani Maungani) by May ,2008.

- Increase knowledge and skills of 400 parents of young fishermen to better communicate with their children about, and to have a common understanding of HIV and AIDS, and 192 community members within 6 Shehias of rural West district ( namely Fumba, Bweleo, Dimani, Kombeni, Shakani and Mungani)

Progress Reports:

Project Proposal and workplan [PDF 79Kb]








Alama Haji Khatib


Harith Abdulla Mohamed


Source: Geoatlas Graphi-ogre




This page last updated: 17 February 2009