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Photos of HIV/AIDS Education Workshops Administered in Ribeira Principal

I received around $700. US from USAID to do HIV/AIDS prevention workshops for the three agricultural associations that I work with, as well as the scout troops. Many of the photos below were taken by the Peace Corps Director of Cape Verde who owns a digital camera.

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The two Peace Corps nurses who facilitated the full day Family Health Workshop did a team-building exercise typically seen when teams rally before a game in the USA. Villagers loved it!

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Women and children enjoying the health workshop.

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A quick photo with the association president's young wife Gracilinda. She is around 21 with 2 small kids, Odair(4) and Lizi(5 months). I painted the outfit that Lizi is wearing in the photo, hence the reason why she is attempting to show it off.

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Typical female youth at the workshop. The third one over from the left is actually 28 years old with 1 small child.

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Girls watching the facilitator.

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Rita, a Cape Verdean Peace Corps nurse, who faciliated half of the workshop. She is discussing safe sex here, and has pictures of STDs on the wall behind her.

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Milucy and me at the main table. Milucy is a contacted part-time Peace Corps nurse that has over 30 years of experience working for international agencies, such as the UN, in the health arena.

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More women at the workshop with babies and all. In rural areas, you just have to take them along!

PHOTOS FROM THIS POINT ON ARE NOT DIGITAL -- THEY WERE SCANNED FROM PHOTOS.

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A group photo outside the village community center built a year ago with U.S. Embassy funding, hence why it looks so new.

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I took this at the beach 30 minutes from our village where I held an HIV Education Beach Day in September 2002. This shows most of the scouts in our village. The main scout leader, who is also the village's agricultural association president, is wearing the red & white striped bandana on the left.

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All of December 2002, we celebrated International AIDS Day (Dec. 1st) by holding informational workshops on HIV/AIDS (see 'All About Elektra' link for more details). We even held a march from our village to another (and back) -- about 100 people participated. I designed the t-shirts (i.e. the ones in this photo) and banners.

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A photo of the AIDS March in progress. We had a back-up car with music and speakers.

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I was able to locate a graphic designer who had small children's t-shirts, which were a huge hit with the scouts participating in the march.



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