‘Healthy Behaviour for Life’ Project Implemented
Some 150 persons in Trench Town, Rose Town and Jones Town were engaged through a mobile health clinic and provided counselling services during a community pop-up event organised by the VPA and Children First.
The event, which was held in February was facilitated through a grant from the Aids Health Foundation to implement the Healthy Behaviour for Life Project. This was to raise awareness about the project’s objectives and proposed activities. The event saw members of the communities receiving HIV/STI testing, counselling, condoms, as well as participated in activities geared towards exploring and building knowledge on 'Safe Sex'. , tailored for persons aged 16-24 years old.
Workshops are currently being undertaken, focusing on the topics: Sexual Reproductive Health, Conflict Resolution, Peer Pressure, Drug & Substance Abuse, Self Esteem and Goal Setting.
The participants are to be evaluated after the sessions, with a targeted set moving on to a practical workshop in communication and messaging for promoting and encouraging healthy sexual practices and behaviours.