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Through the Association Djunta Mô Pa Tchada Grande and a number of local partners, Lourenço Andrade organised a successful HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Cape Verde. As such a project had never been done before in their country, the positive feedback from participants has encouraged them to conduct the same activities again in 2006.

See the program of activities for 2006 (English | French)

The project took place on the island of Santiago, in the Achada Grande Frente neighbourhood. It was implemented in two phases, over three months, and revolved around soccer and basketball tournaments that were followed by a conference on HIV/AIDS featuring presentations by a doctor and a psychologist. These activities attracted the participation of the youths in the neighbourhood, and then information on HIV/AIDS was also shared through the following activities:

  • Debates
  • Quiz competitions
  • Dance performances
  • Distribution of information at the sport tournaments
  • Distribution of information door-to-door

The primary objectives of this project were to hold soccer and basketball tournament for the youth of the aforementioned neighborhood in order to create a sense of friendship among the youth as well as to provide a way for them to fill their free time and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among the participants. Based on the success of the activities, these objectives have been met and similar activities will be planned in the future.

"At times, the activities continued until midnight but people were not tired. Instead it was such a good atmosphere that no one wanted to go home. The several hundred partcipants consisted almost entirely of youths and some participants even came from other regions of the capital city of Praia to take part […]

[…] In general, the obtained results were positive, with a large social impact, involving a large number of young people and others from the neighborhood and exceeding our expections. During the activities the good behaviour and response from the public and a strong participation from the youth was evident. The interest expressed by the people and the success of the activities calls for the continuation of initiatives such as this."

- Ivandro Jr. Monteiro Moniz, President of the Association Djunta Mô Pa Tchada Grande

Background information
Objectives, activities, progress reports, workplan, project proposal

Project Report [.pdf 56Kb]
Evaluation of the project, translated into English from Portuguese.





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This page last updated: 17 January 2007