Young People We Care! - A Book of Ideas for Young People Supporting
each other in their Communities
This book is designed to encourage and help groups of young people
support either younger children or their peers who are living
in communities and households affected by AIDS. It can also be
used by home-based care organisations that want to involve young
people in their home-based care activities. Young People We Care!
is designed for use by any group of young people aged 15-20 years.
Nevertheless, we felt that groups who have already received training
in the following will use it most effectively.
- The facts about HIV and AIDS
- Peer education
- Life skills
- Community outreach
There are two sections to this book:
- The Training Guide is written for a facilitator
or young person with a good knowledge of HIV and AIDS
and facilitation experience. It aims to prepare a group
of young people to implement the Community Activities
in the second section. The training guide includes participatory
activities to help young people think through a number
of topics. (For each topic there are suggested community
activities listed in the second half of the book.) You
may have covered some of these topics already in your
ongoing programme - others may be new. In either case,
it is important the young people feel comfortable with
the issues raised.
- The Community Activities section is written for
young people and suggests ways to help support other
young people and children in the community. Most of the
activities require no resources - no money or supplies
- just the commitment of young people who want to help
others in their community.
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