HIV Information session at Ananthara Resort, 2011

NARRATIVE REPORT

An information session on HIV/AIDS and STIs was conducted for the employees of Ananthara Resorts. The Global Fund Team from Society for Health Education (SHE) and UNDP facilitated the two day sessions.  A total of 9 sessions were conducted; 5 sessions conducted on day 1 and 4 sessions on day 2.

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.      Candy Game:

The purpose of this game is to increase awareness on how quickly HIV and other STIs can be spread from person to person. Participants were given packets with sweets and a piece of paper with the note written on it. They contained Green jellies, Red jellies, Yellow/Orange Jellies, Chocolate and other sweets. The participants were then asked to exchange the sweets in the bags with one another.

After the exchange, the facilitator informed them what the candies characterize.

  • Chocolate – HIV
  • Green jellies – Syphilis
  • Red jellies – Gonorrhea
  • Yellow/Orange Jellies – Genital Herpes

Next, the participants were asked to read out the pieces of paper in the packets which states “I used a condom, I am SAFE” and “I did not use a condom, I am NOT safe”. The facilitator explained to all the participants that those who have “I used a condom, I am SAFE” would not be infected with any STI’s since they used a condom and condom prevents transmission of STI’s. Those who go “I did not use a condom, I am NOT safe” have been infected with all STI’s which they came in contact with, as well as passed them on to their partners as well.

3.      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 employees were aware of the topic. However, they did not have in depth knowledge specifically the myths and misconceptions regarding HIV and STIs. Inquiries were made which depicts the participants need to gain knowledge on the topic.

CONSTRAINTS

  • The groups were a mix of participants from local and expatriate employees. They consisted of participants who were not able to understand English very well. Therefore, there was a difficulty in conveying the message to the highlighted groups of participants.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The team was able to reach 273 staff.
  • An estimate of 450 IEC varying in different languages were disseminated
  • 432 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

Transportation

Pick up fare

00.00

100.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

100.00

Launch Fare

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

Taxi Fare

00.00

20.00

00.00

00.00

25.00

-5.00

2

Game

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

181.00

-181.00

3

Accommodation

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

4

Food

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

5

IEC materials

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

6

Stipend for Migrant Peer Educators

153,000.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

7

Monitoring meeting

2550.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

Total

155550.00

120.00

00.00

00.00

206.00

-186.00

 

 

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