Peer Educators training on HIV/ AIDS, Gender based Violence and Reproductive Health

 

The Directorate conducted awareness training on  HIV/ AIDS; Gender based Violence, Reproductive Health as well as counseling skills for 50 peer educators from October 21 to 24 , 2016 in Afran  Qallo Hall at Main  Campus.

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Peer Educators are voluntary students, second year and above, who committed themselves to educate their peers on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and GBV and issues and give counseling on their level on the issues and refer cases when beyond their capacity. They are expected to teach 20 students on given topics in one session. These students are given necessary basic skills on the aforementioned areas before they deliver the service.

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Mrs. Emebet Belete, Director of the University’s Gender, HIV/AIDS and Special Needs mainstreaming Directorate, in her speech has noted that the directorate has working jointly with university communities and students to mitigate HIV/AIDS epidemics, SRH problems and other sexually transmitted diseases by creating awareness for those target groups & cascading program sessions throughout the year.

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