" The meeting with Red HAT was held on July 18, 2010 at Los Banos Laguna.
The attendees were Myrna Maglahus of Pinoy C, Yda de Guia and Jay
Caparida of PAMAC-Q, Gladys Thielke, Blesshie Querijero, Lem, KayG, BA
Bravo, Myra Patal, Kuya Freddy and Thea Bravo of Red HAT. The focus of
the RED HAT campaign is on raising t...he
awareness of people in Laguna on HIV/AIDS. They conduct HIV/AIDS
information sessions in school and train a pool of Peer Educators/
Facilitators among young people/ church leaders to spread the message of
God’ Plan in the context of HIV/AIDS. The meeting was to discuss
areas of collaboration between PinoyC and RED HAT on the campaign to
address HIV/AIDS in Laguna. The meeting also presented an opportunity
to link RED HAT with the peer educators of PAMAC-Q.
What are the concerns? Community concerns are: - Inadequate knowledge of students on HIV/ AIDS. - In-school campaigns are being conducted but are limited in scope
because of difficulty of acquiring permission from school division
heads. - To break free from the impression that the church is a stumbling block in the response on HIV/AIDS. Main concerns are: - Documentation of their activities and learning tools. - Issue of availability of members to implement activities because the core group are only volunteers.
What are the strengths of Red HAT? -
Individual competencies in resource mobilization, training and
development, proposal making, facilitation, communication strategies,
organizing. - Committed core group. - Network among churches and other faith-based groups in Laguna.
Pinoy Competence and Red HAT are looking forward to your advice and inputs.
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