HIV, STI and drug information session to Moofushi Resort, 2011

NARRATIVE REPORT

An information session on HIV/AIDS, STIs and Drugs was conducted for the employees of Moofushi Resort. The Global Fund Team from Society for Health Education (SHE), UNDP and from Journey Maldives facilitated the sessions.  A total of 3 sessions were conducted.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION:

The participants were provided with information on HIV/AIDS and STIs which mainly highlighted on the following:

  • What is HIV/AIDS?
  • Window Period
  • Modes of transmission
  • Preventive measures
  • Myths & Misconceptions regarding HIV/AIDS
  • HIV in the Maldives
  • Different types of STIs.
  • Signs and symptoms
  • How to use a condom

To further enhance the interaction and understanding, games were carried out as well.

1.      Handshake Game:

All participants are asked to shake hands and introduce one another. Afterwards, they were asked whether they have glitter or disco in their hands. If they have discos, which means that they have come in contact with HIV. The important part of the game was that none of the participants were able to identify from whom they received the virus. However, this showed the speed by which the virus can be transmitted from one person to the next, as well not being able to pin point on the original person.

2.      RISK Game:

The purpose of this game is to understand the facts, myths and misconceptions regarding HIV and other STIs.

The participants are arranged in a circle and then given a piece of paper with a statement They were then asked read the statement out loud and place the piece of paper in either one of the categories; High Risk, Low risk and No risk.

This exercise gave a chance for all participants to discuss upon their views and come clear of the myths and misconceptions.

EVALUATION:

It was noted that most of the participants did not know the right information about HIV and other STI’s. However, they asked questions and also one to one discussions were carried out with facilitators.

CONSTRAINTS

  • The number of participants who participated the sessions were very few. Therefore we were unable to reach to the larger population. 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The team was able to reach 23 staff.
  • An estimate of 400 IEC varying in different languages were disseminated
  • 576 condoms were distributed among the resort workers

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

No

Detail

Allocated Budget in APB 2011 (MRF)

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reasons for Variance

SHE

IPPF

GF

1

Taxi Expenses

100.00

00.00

00.00

45.00

55.00

2

Ferry Ticket

50.00

00.00

00.00

50.00

0.00

5 facilitators X Mrf 10

3

Speed boat Cost (return)

50.00

00.00

00.00

60.00

-10

3 facilitators X Mrf 20
Total

155,550.00 (For the whole Y4)

200.00

00.00

00.00

155.00

45.00

 

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