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Wise-Up Gondar Site celebrates Wise-Up’s Condom Day along with the wedding ceremony of Woldaregay Dele and Senait Solomon.

The couple, who are head of the Women’s Affairs Office and Deputy Administrator of the Kebele has been working closely with Wise-Up in its efforts to promote the use of condom among the society in general and commercial sex workers and the youth in particular.

The Wise-Up Gondar team has used the opportunity to distribute Wise-Up Promotional materials and promote safe sex to attendants of the wedding.

This is a demonstration that Wise-Up has been gaining a lot of acceptance among the society!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 07:17
Wise-Up Community Festival held in Addis Ababa PDF Print E-mail

The Wise-Up Community Festival was held here in the capital under the motto ”Wise-Up Yourself, Today We Can !” from January 30-31, 2010.

Various NGOs including Mekdim Ethiopia, Maedot, HCP, ISAPSO, Momentum Constancy, Rotary and Wise-Up participated in the Festival. Cooperatives drawn from Bole, Yeka, Gulele and Nifas Silk Lafto Sub-cities and cooperatives established by Wise-Up were also participated in the two-day festival.

The festival created an opportunity for the NGOs operating in HIV/AIDS prevention to display their respective organization’s activities. It has also enabled cooperatives to sale their products thereby promoting the products and their service.

Awareness raising programs on HIV/AIDS, 20 minutes peer educators training and condom demonstrations were among the programs included in the two-day festival, according to organizers.

Attendants of the Community Festival were also entraintined by various interactive games, traditional dance, circus, educational drama and condom fashion show programs, among others.

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2010 07:09
Safer Life Campaign Executed Successfully PDF Print E-mail

Safer Life Campaign’09, a month-long national event organized in connection with World AIDS Day was successfully carried out from December 1 – 31, 2009.

The Campaign that includes issues of safer sex and HIV and AIDs prevention aimed to reach the general public with particular focus on young people.

The Campaign was organized by Timret Le Hiwot Ethiopia, DKT Ethiopia’s Wise-Up program in collaboration with the Federal HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO), Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Central Mella and the 14 Rotaract Clubs in Addis Ababa.

Director of TLH, Henock Alemayehu said the campaign is part of Wise-Up, which is DKT Ethiopia’s generic condom promotion program aiming at reducing the transmission of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by increasing condom use among sex workers, their clients and gatekeepers and other Most At Risk Populations (MARPs).

Various events including free mobile Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for HIV and AIDS, Peer Educators Training about condom use, Street Art, Leadership and Development projects at different schools, Information Booths that provided condom demonstrations, Sunday Market Show, Pool Tournament and Panel Discussions were carried out as part of the month-long campaign.

The campaign took place in Addis Ababa, Adama, Shashemene, Hawassa, Sodo, Assosa, Gambella, Logia, Dire Dawa, Harar, Mekelle, Bahirdar, Jimma, Dessie, Gonder, Nekemte, Bishoftu and Jijiga throughout the month of December, he said.

Most of attendants of the events hailed the efforts being made by Wise-Up program which is implemented by TLH to raise the awareness of the public on HIV and AIDS thereby encouraging the youth to be self-reliant and responsible citizens.

Several People particularly students of various high schools and higher learning institutions attended and benefited from the events.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:07
Tree Planting Event PDF Print E-mail

On Thursday 13 August 2009, Volunteers from the Rotary Club, along with the 26 Miss World Ethiopia contestants and Timrete Le Hiwote (Wise-Up Program Stuffs) planted 1800 indigenousTree-Planting-Event2 species on a rainy, but enjoyable August day. The Rotary Club chose an area about 16 KM from Addis Ababa, for the tree planting project, in the Oromia Region, Burayu at a place known as “Ashewa Meda” which was susceptible to erosion and degradation. The size of the area reserved for the tree planting was approximately 0.75 hectares (7500m2). Indigenous trees such as Eucalyptus were among some of the species that were planted.

The Burayu tree-planting project will address not only the issue of climate change but also provide beauty and safer life for future generations

Tree-Planting-Event Female Condom demonstration

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:11
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