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The Inkunzi Isematholeni Project for young boys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : article produced as part of the KIC Project


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Abstract: TAI, Targeted AIDS Interventions, is a South African NGO in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal state. In 1998, it started the Shosholoza AIDS Project, which targets young men between the ages of 15 and 18. After much consideration, it was decided to use soccer (South Africa’s most popular sport) as a means of mobilizing and motivating the participants. In collaboration with the South African Football Association (SAFA) eight affiliated teams were selected and underwent a three-day training workshop, which concentrated on issues such as sexuality, puberty, STIs, HIV and AIDS, communication skills and project planning. Time was given for the peer educators to first come to terms with HIV in their own lives. When the groups felt prepared, they began to implement small projects within their communities: holding training workshops for neighbouring soccer teams; organizing HIV oriented soccer events; engaging spectators at matches; distributing condoms; and holding personal sessions with friends.
Authors: Targeted AIDS Interventions
Country: South Africa
Category: Practice
End Page: 19
Serial number: 4
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , health services , disease prevention and control , youth , men
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Region: Southern Africa
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 17
Title: The Inkunzi Isematholeni Project for young boys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : article produced as part of the KIC Project