Idakeda showcases its Cultural Intervention techniques at launch of Global Alliance on HIV Programme

The Idakeda team will share its unique Baby Doll Intervention Technique and messages against Stigma and Discrimination at the launch of the TT Red Cross Societys Global Alliance on HIV Programme The formal ceremony takes place on Monday 20th September at 10am at the Kapok hotel Stakeholders from the government and private sectors and supporters of continued improvements in the delivery of HIVAIDS services will be present

The Idakeda team will share its unique ‘Baby Doll Intervention Technique' and messages against Stigma and Discrimination at the launch of the T&T Red Cross Society's Global Alliance on HIV Programme. The formal ceremony takes place on Monday 20th September at 10am at the Kapok hotel. Stakeholders from the government and private sectors, and supporters of continued improvements in the delivery of HIV/AIDS services will be present.

Idakeda implements Eintou Springer's original cultural works in schools and communities comprising ‘At Risk' populations. The play ‘Baby Doll Meets Midnight Robber' is a major pillar of our intervention strategies on important issues such as teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and peer pressure. Our interventions also incorporate local folklore, storytelling and the Carnival Arts. Idakeda has conducted HIV/AIDS specific workshops throughout Trinidad and the Tobago, the Caribbean and internationally. We have worked with government and non-governmental organisations and we pioneered a highly successful National Poetry Festival which advocated Stigma and Discrimination as its core theme.

There is therefore a synergy between the work being done by Idakeda and our national Red Cross. Information from the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society indicates that its programmes are grouped into the following core areas:

·         Promoting Humanitarian Principles and Values
·         Disaster Preparedness and Response
·         Health Care in the Community
·         HIV and AIDS prevention and information
·         Youth Activities

The National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world have come together in a Global Alliance on HIV with the resolve to do much more and much better in their collective endeavour against this epidemic. Global Alliance is an International Federation of the Red Cross programming Framework aimed at streamlining HIV and AIDS programmes to deliver more targeted programmes.

We at Idakeda are very pleased and grateful to be part of this ceremony and look forward to even closer collaborations in the future.

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