“Youth Media: OUR RESPONSE TO HIV/AIDS” is a project using media and communication skills produced by young migrants to promote adequate HIV/AIDS prevention strategies towards their peers coming from Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods of Amadora Village surrounding the Lisbon Area.
Our initiatives have already proved the important role of adequate Youth information and communication tools in helping this specific group of young people to access adequate health goods and services. Young Portuguese-speaking African migrants living in Portugal - such as ourselves - will continue to be the producers of a radio show, a youth magazine, as much as sending SMS text messages about HIV/AIDS or using Facebook as well as other tools to implement adequate information”TO and WITH” our peers so that we may all discuss various topics of interest among ourselves and mobilize concrete actions regarding HIV/AIDS peer education.
This project will consist in producing:
· A Radio Show
· A Magazine
· A related Face book page
· SMS text messages about STI/HIV/AIDS questions & answers with people that we have in our contact list
· Educational TV Spots to be distributed to our peers by internet.
· Educational Radio Spots to be broadcasted during our radio program.
· Capacity building training workshop about adequate responses to HIV in the Community
· Condoms distribution
The target group of this project will continue to be the Young Migrants of both sexes, aged between 16 to 30, coming from the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa who are living in disadvantaged neighborhoods of Amadora Village surrounding the Lisbon Area, Portugal, who will also be directly and actively, involved in planning and carrying out the project activities.
In this project the main goals are to:
· Scale-up existing and effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in order to reach more young migrants
· Expand adequate support and opportunities to those already infected by HIV, in order to improve the quality of their life and promote safer behaviors towards themselves and – consequently- to others.
· Empower young girls and women to face the risk of HIV/AIDS infection.
· Empower young people living with STI/HIV/AIDS
· Reduce STI infection, including HIV transmission.
· Decrease stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
This project is support by MTV Staying Alive, National AIDS Coordination in Portugal, Cidadãos do Mundo, MTV Linked pela Solidariedade.
One Young World Limited is a Registered charity England & Wales (1147298) One Young World Limited is a company limited by guarantee (Reg. no. 06970067)