Connecting local responses around the world
I believe that must be a way to celebrate AIDS world day by doing such a meaningfull and monumentous among general population or less risk population. And AHHAA....I found that opportunity.
UNFPA in collaboration with West Java Provincial Educatio Office conducted master trainer training for Adolescent REproductive Health (ARH) inclusion at school curricula. Such a "barinstroming" took place among programatic stakeholders with the partcipants. Some adjustment, revised unserstanding, new concern and belives on ARH related issues including AIDS were discussed. At the end the 18 powerfull and commited teachers developed guidline for teacher, modul for students on independent leearning on ARH issues, collection of materials and template of teaching manual and steps of teaching are fully developed.
At the last day, Lucy and Linda, UNFPA field staffs, were introducing and promoting SALT as WoT and WoW and CLCP to make those four products implemented at schools level. We also informed them that it's also our response on World AIDS day celebration. (most of them did not know about this, I was happy that I contributed to make them recognize this celebration). We as a community acted by developing our dream and show our mapped our strenghts, concern and commitment.
Dina - a teacher of civic education admitted that as a teacher she cares of her life, she loves her students just like they are her own. She want by salty way share her new understanding on AIDS and ARH related issues start from her family, house, neigbouringhood and shools. Abdul Kodir said that, SALT will be our effective means of promoting and teaching ARH to our students without being judgemental. He confessed sometimes its not easy as a teacher not to teach and to jugdge. This approach is the simplest and core of counceling principle fostering at education realm.
I just newly accept sms from one of participant, Wardai. He said that at monday ceremony at school he shared about AIDS and ARH related issues to all ceremony participant. He also played movies on AIDS transmission and testimony from PLWH. He shared his point to his students and collegues that from classroom we can be infected by HIV but than from clasroom aslo we can act...
I really proud of them and looking forward to others sms and nitification that there will be another community act reaponding AIDS and ARH related issues at formal education/schools. I testify that CAD encourages community more strenghts and commitment to act on AIDS and ARH related issues.