Skills training workshop on HIV

On 20 March 2018, we were priviledge to again partner with the Arbeidsentrum Lynnwoodrif in their skills training programme.

Our day started with beautifull praise and worship songs and prayer. To break the ice and set out minds on the right track, I introduced a game which I call “Language of Love” which helps people understand how our language adds to stigma or breaks it down. Biblical values, developed by CABSA, were then discussed and each participant engaged through questions and answers about these values. The participants each received a set of HIV iPosters and supporting materials during the training that followed.

The participants were taken out of their comfort zones to present the topic themselves while others provided comment. I could see from the start that the ladies’ enthusiasm dropped due to the topic at hand. Active engagement, resources, presentations and role-play helped them to experience how easy it is to actually talk about it without any fear.

The session was concluded with Q&A’s and scenarios about HIV in the workplace.

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