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HIV/AIDS Resources Educator

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc.
Acronyme : CCCI
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : CCCI provides relief and assistance to people affected by disaster, famine, poverty and war, and facilitates sustainable development programs in the countries affected. Since 1982, CCCI an Ontario-based NGO, has partnered with other Canadian and Southern NGOs in more than 40 countries around the world to implement a wide range of developement and relief projects. Assistance provided include: flood and famine relief; agricultural development/food security; shelter and hospital reconstruction; animal husbandry & livestock; micro-credit initiatives; HIV/AIDS education; as well as medical aid and GIK supplies.
Adresse : PO Box 5100, 1295 North Service Road
Burlington, Ontario,
L7R 4M2
FAX: (905) 332-1880
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Personne ressource : David Shelley
Courriel : dshelley@crossroads.ca
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Yatta
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : MCF has been operating since 1989, providing a safe living environment for over 1,200 street youth. They presently operate 5 project sites across the country, where children are provided with shelter, basic education, counseling, medical care, skills training, and loving care. These children are rescued from the streets, juvenile detension centres, and circumstances of abject poverty.

The original & most developed site is called Ndalani. This project site is host to over 500 children. In close proximity to Ndalani is Yatta. About 20 mins from Ndalani is the Yatta Street Girls Rehabilitation Centre. This project site was developed to specifically target the "hard-core" street girl, who are most marginalized from any opportunity. This project site is gender specific, and accomodates special needs. The program accomodates beneficiaries that require basic education at an older age. Therefore, the program has been developed to put peers into the same level, as opposed to mainstreaming older beneficiaries with younger ones (thereby protecting their self-esteem, and keeping them in with their own peer group for community purposes).


Gender specific studies and assessments, as well as materials is an ongoing need for this project site. HIV/AIDS is a very relevant issue for this beneficiary group. The project is located on a 200-acre farm, removed from Nairobi where girls can be easily lured back into the habits of street life (e.g. drugs/prostitution). The landscape of the farm has perfectly hosted the development of fish-farming initiatives, livestock/animal husbandry, and environmental conservation initiatives (i.e. planting over 1,000 trees).

This internship is associated with these two project sites; primarily the Yatta site.

In Canada
The internship will last for a 9.5 month period. A total of six weeks will be spent at CCCI headquarters in Burlington, Ontario (4-week pre-departure and 2-week debriefing), two weeks at ECHO farms in Ft. Myers, Florida, USA for practical indigenous agricultural training and country-specific research. The intern will spend 8 months overseas.

Overseas
The continued success of the MCF Yatta program to meet basic human needs, restore human dignity and health, and provide basic educational and vocation skills to young women has resulted in ever-increasing enrollment in the program. This increase has magnified the necessity for relevant and up-to-date HIV/AIDS education. The HIV/AIDS Resource Educator will continue to build on the programs developed and implemented by the previous intern and will resume the community out-reach and awareness programs in the surrounding villages and towns.
In collaboration with MCF Staff, teachers and community leaders, the intern will:

- Organize participation in World AIDS Day and plan related outreach activities to be conducted in the community.
- Contribute to increasing the level of understanding among youth regarding HIV/AIDS through promoting discussions, seminars and debates .
- Provide relevant training and practical opportunities for the young women to develop leadership skills.
- Help facilitate a peer HIV/AIDS education program by:
- continuing to mentor the young women selected to be peer educators by last year's intern.
- assisting the peer educators in organizing monthly workshops and monitoring the workshops to ensure they are proceeding as planned.
- arranging for guest speakers to address focused topics as deemed relevant by the intern or as requested by the peer educators.
- helping to organize the youth and develop their interest in mobilizing the community to learn about HIV/AIDS issues.
- organizing presentations and displays for "The other side of the Street Exhibition" to promote the accomplishments of orphans and street children throughout Kenya.
- Creating a peer education training manual to be left as a education resource at the site and a copy to be returned to Canada for future. planning. This manual will will be simple and accessible and should include:
- Recommendations and suggestions on how to be an effective peer educator.
- Basic HIV/AIDS information, i.e. biology, epidemiology, transmissions, preventions, etc.
- An outline for each workshop module - teaching exercises, names of participants, topics discussed, location, reflections on each session made by the intern and the participants.
- Collaborate with staff to provide and establish life skills and counseling services on reproductive health and prevention of STI's.
- Increase the beneficiaries' awareness and knowledge of the vital role maternal health plays in raising healthy children.

This placement is geared towards graduates with a background and interest in sexual and reproductive health, community-based programs and public education.
Organisation d'accueil : Mully Children's Family Homes
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : MCF has been operating since 1989, providing a safe living environment for over 1,200 street youth. Children are rescued from the streets, juvenile detension centres, and circumstances of abject poverty. They are provided with shelter, basic education, counseling, medical care, skills training, and loving care. Over the years, MCF has seen many of their beneficiaries obtain a university education, and other such noteworthy accomplisments.

The Founder and Executive Director, Charles Mulli, was a former street kid who made himself into an accomplished businessman. In 1989, he channelled all his assests into establishing MCF, which provides opportunities to the poor and abandoned children with which he shares a history and identity.