HIV/AIDS education program expands to Haiti

December 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Coaches Foutbol pou LaviA new “Soccer for Life” program based on Futbol para la Vida, originally developed at Batey Libertad, was recently launched in Haiti as Foutbol pou Lavi by Mercy Corps and Partners in Health.  With the help of Yanlico Munesi Dusdal from Batey Libertad, the program kicked off on World AIDS Day on December 1 in Port-au-Prince.  Foutbol pou Lavi developed from the curriculum originally adapted from Grassroot Soccer, a global leader in sports-based HIV/AIDS prevention education.

The new program has already trained 60 people from around the country to be FPV coaches. Each will work with 40 youth over the next six months. In total, the 18-month project will reach over 13,000 young people in a country where an estimated 2 to 3 percent of the population is infected with HIV — among the highest prevalence in Latin America.

For more information, read “‘Soccer for Life’ Kicks off on World AIDS Day“.

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Entry filed under: Futbol para la Vida.

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