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Focal Person

Focal Person

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Right2LifeFocal PersonsTraining
August 11-13, 2009
TrainingFocal PersonsforWorkplacePeerEducation inNairobi Kenya
Right2Life 3 Day Focal Persons Workshop
11 August 2009Session Facilitators: Kennedy Mambo (VSO Jitolee), Martin (NOPE), and Sly (NOPE)
Participants’ expectations:
Learn more about HIV/AIDS
Differentiate b/n normal PE and Workplace PE
Acquire knowledge on BCC
How participants can influence the formulation of HIV/AIDS WPP
Different strategies to establish CWPPE
Share experiences of what participants do
Role of Focal Persons
Making friends, sharing, and learning
R2L what’s next?
Overview of VSO Jitolee R2L Program
The day began with a comprehensive explanation of the VSO Federation and Program Offices.Additionally information was provided related to the role that the organization and volunteers playin development in various parts of the world.
VSO Jitolee’s work focus on Secure Livelihoods,
Disability, HIV/AIDS, and National Volunteering. The partnership is defined by the presence of volunteers.R2L program goal is to increase capacity of partner organizations in regards to HIV/AIDS. Program isimplemented in 10 other countries. Each country is unique in the challenges that it encounters withHIV/AIDS. Kenyan approach as facilitated by VSO Jitolee and NOPE is centered on Workplaceeducation. Staff education on HIV issues is critical in combating the HIV problem. Thus a workplaceapproach has been developed since ultimately each member of the partner organizations aremembers of the larger community.Funds have been allocated by the Royal Dutch Government (Netherlands). Support has beenprovided by VSONL and implemented by the National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE). NOPEis primarily responsible with facilitation of trainings and the provision of professional Peer EducatorTrainers. The R2L program activities meet Objective 1 of the HIV PAP program of VSOJ.
Scheduled 2009 R2L Activities
Baseline KAP survey
Management sensitization
Training of FP and PE’s
Development of HIV/AIDS committees
HIV/AIDS WP policy development
Development of IEC materials for branding and publicity
Linkages to other HIV/AIDS Service organizations and businesses with WP Programs
Exchange visits7 WP partners during the 1
year8 WP partners during 2
year12 WP partners during 3rd year: 2009-10
Participating organizations in attendance:
Help Self Help Centre
Hope World Wide Kenya
International Child Support
Maridadi Fabrics
Moving The Goal Posts
National Council for Persons with Disability
Ngolanya Community Aid Programme
l’s Development Programme
Strengthening Community Partnership and Empowerment
United Disabled Persons of Kenya
Western Education, Advocacy and Empowerment Programme
Youth Alive! Kenya
Ongoing Objectives include:
Sustainability Strengthening reportingReporting & documentation
Increased linkages with the government, local resources, and service providers…goal is to dorefresher trainings at organizations, advocate for WP budget allocations…
Focal Persons Group Discussions
Broken down within 3 separate groups
Why HIV is an organizational concern
Participants agreed on the following items:
Staff turnover due to deaths; medication and inability to work as a result of discriminationand stigma
Organization productivity is low due to poor heath and absenteeism
Organizational costs
Increase in the number of OVC’s
Reduce the risk of infection among staff who have relationships within the organizations
Serves as a role model to the community

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