World Concern prevention programs focus on disseminating accurate information to these children through a variety of HIV/AIDS awareness curriculum, educational methods and by referring them to Voluntary Counseling and Testing services (VCT) and peer support groups.
Within local communities, teachers, parents and pastors and other leaders are mobilized and trained to help youth make better informed, important life choices.
Notably, all World Concern HIV/AIDS prevention activities are gender balanced with a strong focus on empowering women. Once trained, women are often encouraged to serve as mentors to younger girls in their communities.
Many of World Concern’s children and youth HIV/AIDS education programs also incorporate drama and music.
After attending these programs, children are encouraged to share the information with their parents, caregivers and friends.
These training and prevention programs also help raise awareness, reduce stigma and foster a healthier community environment.