At the end of July, 27-31 July 2009 UNFPA in cooperation with AIDS Commission Papua Province just held a workshop on AIDS Competence. The participations come from many NGOs and AIDS Commission Papua Province, Merauke Regency, Jayapura Regency, and Jayapura City1. After the event, AIDS Commission from Jayapura City held the same event for the Peer Educators in this city. They were trained from 2-3 October 2009. In this short time, facilitators that have been following the previous workshop facing a hard work in case of the limited time, but the process was done clearly without any serious problems. Many dreams come from participations. By this dreams they are also make it as one of the factor in arranging their action plan for each district. The Action Plan step also name as realize the dream. These Peer Educators then were divided into 5 SALT teams according to the districts in this city. The idea in formulating the team is to help the AIDS Commission in spreading the AC Process to the whole city (read: the whole population). Each team consists of 4 persons (3 Peer Educators and 1 person from AIDS Commission district secretary). The AIDS Commission in Jayapura has formulating the AIDS Commission in 5 districts in Jayapura City area. This would be really helpful because they can help the AIDS Commission Jayapura City in the programs to the whole city. That is why the facilitators think that involving the AIDS Commission from districts is something important. One of the facilitators (Gracia) will help the team in applying the process in the society. The teams have been starting their action plan by next week. Hope that the process could be done without any serious problem, and can realizing our dream that is to have an AIDS Competence society.
1 Jayapura area was divided into two area; Jayapura Regency (Kabupaten Jayapura, an area headed by Bupati) and Jayapura City (Kota Jayapura, an area headed by Mayor).