Harnessing talent: Ugandan street youth using drama to fight AIDS

Mitchell, K. , Manyindo-Kihuguru, S., Nyakate, M., Oling, J. and Onen, T. (2002) Harnessing talent: Ugandan street youth using drama to fight AIDS. Sexual Health Exchange, 2002(1), pp. 15-16.

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Through street and community outreach, HIV prevention clubs and training workshops, an innovative project called the Baabas takes HIV prevention messages to street children, the local community, and local leaders. This GOAL Uganda project seeks to reduce street children's vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and sexual exploitation, by providing training, resources and ongoing support to 12 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working with this target group. At the center of the project are 140 so-called Baabas--street youth elected by their peers from participating street children NGOs (in the local language, Luganda, a Baaba is a respected older brother or sister who advises and guides his/her younger siblings). The Baabas are trained in HIV/AIDS and sexual health issues, as well as participatory teaching methods.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mitchell, Professor Kirstin
Authors: Mitchell, K., Manyindo-Kihuguru, S., Nyakate, M., Oling, J., and Onen, T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Sexual Health Exchange
Publisher:Royal Tropical Institute

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