Irish Red Cross Youth marked World AIDS Day this year by launching their HIV Awareness Programme on Saturday the 3rd of December - a programme which was the winner of this year’s International Federation Youth Award in the category of “Healthy youth make a healthy world”.
The programme aims to reach approximately 50% of Irish Red Cross Youth members in 2012 with information on HIV and its prevention as well as fighting stigma towards people living with HIV. The programme empowers youth to become peer educators in their communities and has content divided into categories suitable to deliver to those under 15, 15 to 17 year olds and those over 18.
Greg Lyons, a member of the National Youth Working Group (NYWG) who participated in the first training day said, "This is an exciting programme for Irish Red Cross Youth - a chance for us to educate our youth members on an important topic and in turn for them to educate their peers and make a real difference in their communities."
For more information on Irish Red Cross Youth's HIV Awareness Programme, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 642 4600
Image 1 - Participants get into a lively discussion about preventing the transmission of HIV during the launch of Irish Red Cross Youth's HIV Awareness Programme
Image 2 - Kevin Brennan, (NYWG and one of the HIV Awareness Programme Leads), delivers a module on fighting stigma towards people living with HIV during the launch of Irish Red Cross Youth's HIV Awareness Programme