Coaches and PE teachers learn to ‘Kick Aids Out’


03-December-2011

Souvenir photo of the delegates who took part in yesterday’s session

The campaign’s main objective is to increase awareness and break down prejudices of HIV/Aids and also to offer an innovative approach in linking HIV/Aids education to sport and physical activities.

Apart from training leaders within the community to increase local capacity and to enhance the skills within the local sporting system, the programme also helps reduce the stigma of HIV/Aids by giving inclusive sporting programmes and movement games, integrating those affected and infected with the virus.

It is run by an international network of organisations which uses sport as the platform for HIV/Aids education to spark behavioural change.

The activity which took place yesterday at the Seychelles Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association (Socga) headquarters at Stad Linite was organised by the local Olympic body to commemorate World Aids day celebrated on December 1.

Rosie Bistoquet, manager of the HIV/Aids control programme in the Ministry of Health, conducted a session/ discussion during the first part of the workshop, before the group moved outside for some physical activities.

R. D.

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