This year WWD was a great and significant event for us at ACD. It did not only offer us an opportunity to emphasized the getting to Zero message but offers us yet another opportunity to take the message to our communities were we are implementing our ICOSSAP (IMPROVED COMMUNITY SAFE SEX AND PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION) . During this year’s event , we had a lot of activities line out to make the event a significant one . Some of the activities for this year event include rally, sensitization of the public , HIV counselling and testing and finally” A thousand ribbon event”. The people very happy especially for the opportunity it offered for free testing and counselling.
At a recent seminar organised by BBC Media Action and SFH which was attended by our staff the need for greater sensitivity on maternal and child health by the media was raised .Members of the media present su
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At a recent seminar organised by BBC Media Action and SFH which was attended by our staff the need for greater sensitivity on maternal and child health by the media was raised .Members of the media present sued for more sincerity among civil society organisation for more sustainable partnership.
On 8th of March 2013, ACD team, Amanda and Mai, went back to Ugiagbe primary school to give the school uniforms to some of the orphans and vulnerable children of the school.
prior to giving them school uniforms , we had been at the primary school on the 19th of February with a tailor to take measurements.When we arrived at about 10 am the children were having classes.
When we entered the class the children recognized us and were very happy as they knew that the school uniforms were ready. Amanda had a list of the names of the children and called each name. The other children in the class applauded for each child that came to the classroom after changing into a new uniform.One could easily see the happiness in the children’s faces.With this new school uniform their education is now secured for some time.
We were able to give uniforms to 16 pupils but this is unfortunately not enough.We saw many children in torn sandals or children that didn’t have proper school bags or uniforms.
We hope to be able to give more to those children with your help.
We want to thank all the donors so much for making this possible.
The meeting with Pathfinder International team took place in ACD Executive Director’s Office at about 10.am on the 26th of this month 2013, it started with introduction of Pathfinder International team before ACD staffs followed suit.
The meeting which lasted for about three hours, with the pathfinder representatives Carrying out assessment in order to to know areas they will provide technical assistance. This they did so by going through our organization past and present records. which include the constitution, mode of recruitment, organogram, work plans for projects e.t.c and also commending ACD on the projects they have implemented so far and also looking at their track records both present and past, before pointing to ACD areas that they need to increase productivity.
Dr. Rene Mary Mathew, Team Leader from Pathfinder int l also called for the need for NGOs to involve community most in our projects.she also encourage that other areas should be looked into trying to integrate HIV with other areas like sanitation. if for example NGOS want to fight and eradicate polio they must first of all tackle environmental sanitation. She also promised that they will also come to do a formal training for program staffs and board of trustee members. She finally threw more light on national PMTCT response in Nigeria. The meeting came to a close at about 2.30pm.
POST CONFLICT COURSE
Action For Community Development
Attended a course on Managing Natural Resources in Post Conflict Recovery and Re-integration.From 26th of February to 2nd of March 2012 in Montreux Switzerland.
The course was organized by CSRS of the Naval Post Graduate School in collaboration with IAWG,UNDP and UNEP.
The course showed clearly the current United Nations Standards (IDDR) International Standards for Demobilization, Demilitarization and Re-integration.
It also emphasized on a holistic community centred approach to re-integration.