Gouvernement du Canada

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HIV/AIDS Rights Advocate – Rural

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : College of the Rockies
Acronyme : COTR
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : College of the Rockies, a comprehensive community college enrolling 2000 full time students annually, has six campuses located in the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia and offers a broad range of academic, career, and technical/trades education and training. COTR's mandate is "empowering citizens and communities through knowledge and skills." With a commitment to the creation of internationalization opportunities for its staff and students, the 2006 College Education Plan emphasizes strategic growth in international partnership development for 2007-2011.
Adresse : Box 8500
Cranbrook, British Columbia,
V1C 5L7
FAX: (250) 489-8254
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : William Litchfield
Courriel : litchfield@cotr.bc.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nyeri
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The HIV/AIDS Rights Advocate - Rural will gain practical work experience supporting, developing and implementing advocacy programs for people living with HIV/AIDS in the rural area of Nyeri, Kenya.

In Canada
The successful candidate will start their orientation online from their residence in Canada which will include; document preparation, project research and planning, and initial contact with their host organizations. The remainder of the orientation (one week) will be conducted on site at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC which includes a project and country orientation, health and safety workshops, personal and professional action plans, trip planning, interaction with previous interns, a career development workshop, and participation in the CIL pre-departure training program.

The successful intern will work with the Kenyan Network of Women with AIDS to support and create projects that improve the living conditions of those living with AIDS. The intern will be responsible for researching and applying for grant funding, developing educational materials to combat the stigmatism of HIV/AIDS and advocating for the rights of those infected with HIV/AIDS. The intern will develop and deliver training programs and workshops for local staff and community members.
Organisation d'accueil : Kenya Network of Women with AIDS
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Kenya Network of Women with AIDS (KENWA) is a grass roots community-based organization founded by women living with HIV and AIDS. The organization was started in 1993 by 5 HIV infected women who had been rejected by their families because of their HIV status. At that time, it served as a meeting group for experience sharing and consolation. The meeting group (now KENWA) gained NGO status in 1998 with a membership of 32 HIV infected women. Presently, the organization has a membership of over 4000 women living with HIV and AIDS and over 1500 orphans and vulnerable children.
KENWA, by virtue of being an organization founded by women has a positive bias towards initiatives involving women.