SFR in Partnership with Rwanda Biomedical Centre and Nyagatare District with the support of Abbot Rapid Dx International Limited, conducted a two days campaign that focused on community HIV/AIDS Prevention awareness which intended to raise HIV awareness to all citizens especially youth through comprehensive actions towards the reduction of new HIV infections. It also aimed at increasing communities’ ownership in the prevention of New HIV infections and other Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) including Viral Hepatitis B through improved utilization of services starting with the knowledge of HIV status.

It was through different media channels such as community radios, newspapers, and social media platforms through different social media influencers, branding, and promotional materials we were able to reach out to more people.

 

Competitions games were organized which included cycling and athletics competitions that involved both boys and girls from different youth groups, popular music performances from Rwandan famous artists were also organized that also included drama with specific messages of HIV prevention.

 

Caravan trucks sensitizing the mass on the dangers of HIV and all possible ways of its prevention delivered the message in all the sectors of urban sectors of Nyagatare which included Karangazi, Rwimiyaga, Matimba, Rukomo, Mimuri, Rwempasha, Musheri and Nyagatare Sectors. The official campaigning site was at Nyagatare Stadium located in Barija Cell, Nyagatare Sector, Nyagatare district.

 

The campaign was attended by different officials  included  Strive Foundation Rwanda Executive Director & Nyagatare Vice Mayor in Charge of Social Affair-Nyagatare District among others, who later addressed the general public with important keynotes

 

In a nutshell,

 

The Campaign was embraced and it was an opportunity for Strive Foundation Rwanda together with it’s partners to advance messages and improve community awareness on HIV/Aids prevention and response to the general population and more particularly to the youth and adolescents.