UNDP training AlFaisal University students to help raise awareness on HIV/AIDS among youth

Nov 2, 2015

Group photo for the students from AlFaisal University who particpated in the workshop

UNDP Saudi Arabia Country Office held a one-day workshop on HIV/AIDS Awareness with the participation of six medical students from Al-Faisal University. The workshop focused on creating awareness among peers and teenagers and most importantly to implement these activities for the University to raise awareness on HIV for an activity that they are planning to hold on campus for various schools in early December. The HIV stigma booth will be part of the AlFaisal University second Health Promotion Exhibition.

UNDP aims to provide assistance to Al-Faisal University in their efforts to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS. The exercises aimed to anchor the knowledge provided during the presentation via interactive mechanisms to ensure modes of infections, protections and support information is properly conveyed to teenagers with a focus on the Human Rights aspect of the HIV positive people.  

The workshop included a presentation and exercises that intend to simulate, demonstrate, and understand the various modes of infection wills to respecting and buildings on people circumstances and feelings providing support. The presentation and the exercise also aimed to stress the importance of empowerment by knowledge.  

On completion of the workshop, participants would have developed a sense of awareness and understanding of HIV virus and its impact on people and society. It is expected that after the workshop participants would return to their University and implement a project to sensitize youth.

Date

      2nd of November, 2015

Participants:

·        Ghadir Askar

·        Amani Alshaer

·        Mayar Helaly

·        Nurefsan Aydin

·        Rida Khan

·        Fariha Abdulwali

Facilitators:

·        Mayssam Tamim

·        Leena AlShohail

·        Sara Abahussain

Included:

·        Presentation

·        Discussion

·        Games/Exercise guide& hand outs