FBOs Response - Page 2
This is the main area and the main task of the faith based organizations and religious leaders at their comparative advantage. The HIV and AIDS prevention, they have been engaged face to face to talk, give speeches, answer questions in mosques, churches, madrasas, Sunday schools, congregations and prayers. The knowledge given with the spiritual concept is towards change in attitude and behavior to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Topics like sex before marriage, pretesting, IDU, Men sex with Men and anything to do with ZINAA are well received and supported and could be discussed anywhere and anytime. Condom promotion, needle exchange or using of new syringes programmes in HIV prevention on the other hand are sensitive and challenging issues.
• Learning and teaching materials.
IEC/BCC goes hand in hand with supportive learning and teaching materials. The FBOs and religious leaders have produced pamphlets, booklets, posters, manuals, and guidelines. They have been based on religious concept.
Supported with Quran and Hadith of the pamphlets in case of the Moslem materials and the Bible for the Christians. These different development materials have been widely distributed and used.
• TV and Radio programmes
Opportunities have been used to air many programs from FBOs and religious leaders in Zanzibar. HIV and AIDS sports, panel discussions; questions and answers and other programmes, live and recorded produced. Zanzibar state cooperation T.V, Cable T.V, Zanzibar Radio cooperation; and other public and private media station have been fully utilized.