Peer educators to support people facing HIV/Aids challenges
The George Municipality Community Development office recently appointed and trained five peer educators to help people address challenges related to HIV and Aids.
The peer educator programme builds on a programme which was initiated by the George Municipality in conjunction with health partners last year that included education and awareness project at schools, clinics and communities to address challenges such as teenage pregnancies, sexual transmitted diseases and substance abuse, amongst others.
“In view of the positive outcomes of the previous project, a need for its continuance was identified and five peer educators appointed. In addition to creating jobs to five young people, they will be empowered to render a service to people living with AIDS and TB,” said HIV and Aids Coordinator Leachia Lee.
These programmes support the social and economic needs of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and are aimed at:
Community Development office: 044 802 2000
Back from left: Peer educators Gaino Rondganger, Michelle Adams, Sonwabo Veiwer, Zaynonecia Matabata and Nomfundo Mgaga. In front are HIV/Aids Coordinator Leachia Lee and Councillor Alderman Mercia Draghoender.Last published 10 January 2018