Information session at Chaaya Dhonveli Island Resort, 2011

NARRATIVE REPORT

This information session was organized by Centre for Community Health and Disease Control (CCHDC) and conducted with the support of Society for Health Education (SHE) technical staff. The session was held at Chaaya Island Dhonveli. The total number of staff reached is 120. The camp spanned for over 9 hours and the information included fundamental information on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and HIV/AIDS.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION:

A total of 6 sessions were conducted with each two sessions being conducted simultaneously. The group of facilitators from CCHDC and SHE were divided into two teams for easier facilitation of the sessions.

Information Sessions:

The staff was provided with basic information on HIV/AIDS and STIs which mainly highlighted on the following:

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

Questions were asked on different points, to which as many information was provided. Each individual was provided with information materials (leaflets) for further reference and dissemination among their peers.

Voluntary Counseling and Testing

2 of SHE VCT staff carried out VCT at the resort. The participants who completed the information sessions were informed on the availability of testing. A total of 24 people did VCT.

EVALUATION:

Majority of the individuals did not know what HIV/AIDS or STIs are. Some were able to identify the modes of transmissions, however, it must be noted that most of the individuals stated that the only mode of transmission of HIV is sexually. Some also had the belief that HIV can be spread from only having a female partner, but not via men to men.

CONSTRAINTS

A lot of arrangements had to be carried out on a short notice as the date for the trip was finalized only the day before the trip and the briefing meeting was conducted after office hours. Due to this reason communication between the members were not carried out properly.

The participants in the sessions were not able to understand English or Dhivehi, which is why there was a difficulty in conveying the proper messages. However, with a translator the facilitators were able to carry out the sessions.

There was a lot of staff requesting for VCT. However, since there was only one counselor, a few were able to do the pre-test counseling.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • The team was able to reach 120 staff.
  • 24 people did VCT
  • An estimate of 1014 IEC varying in different languages were disseminated
  • 576 condoms were distributed among the resort workers
  • Even with the few problems that arose, the sessions were carried out very well and on time. The management of the resort anticipates of conducting more sessions in the future

 

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

40.00

60.00

Launch Fare

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

Taxi Fare

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

25.00

-25.00

2

Accommodation

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

3

Food

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

4

IEC materials

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

5

Stipend for Migrant Peer Educators

153,000.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

6

Monitoring meeting

2550.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

00.00

Total

155550.00

100.00

00.00

00.00

65.00

35.00

 

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