Community Response - Page 2
More than 420,000 community members has been reached with HIV education in their areas through different mobilization activities such as public meetings, drama, puppetry shows and by video shows using audio visual equipment which they procured through their projects.
Community members have been trained in HIV including peer education and program planning and management. Outreach services especially for VCT are organized in some communities and people are testing showing an increased level of awareness and stigma reduction with rising level of PLHAs who participate in community programs.
On the other hand through TANESA (a firm contracted by ZAC to manage NGOs response) ZAC managed to support 65 NGOs in Unguja and Pemba. The 65 CSOs received training in developing HIV/AIDS proposal, report writing, as well as project and financial management. CSOs were assisted in developing quality Community Based HIV/AIDS interventions. Through NGOs general population has been reached through radio and TV programs developed and aired specifically on HIV /AIDS as well through mosques and churches. It is estimated more than 200,000 community members were reached through community mobilization activities and peer education programs.
OMVCs are supported through OMVCs programs, peer educators were trained from communities for the purpose of cascading HIV knowledge to others. People from different groups including youth were trained in income generating activities and provided with seed money.
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