Character Education in Gabon, Awareness on HIV / AIDS and STIs

Activities started in March 2019 with the training of IAYSP staff. From March 25 to 31, 2019, a workshop on character education was held with nine young people and students from three provinces as participants. They were very satisfied. Subsequently, we started to reach out to the students around Omar Bongo University (UOB) on April 14 and 15, 2019 and the University of Health Sciences (UHS) a week later.

Awareness on HIV / AIDS and STIs, along with character education sessions were held in a school and professional training complex “College Brother Marcaire” from May 21 to 22, 2019. About 200 students took part to this activity. The aim was to raise awareness of the need for sexual responsibility and to teach about “goodness.”

On Saturday August 31, 2019, a conference on character education was held at the “Unfinished School in Bakota.” The conference was held under the theme “Resolving Fraternal Rivalries” with the participation of 26 people, from whom 17 of them participated in other activities.

On September 12 and 13, 2019, a conference was held in collaboration with the young people of the “Bread of Life” church. It was a 2-day conference preceded by a testimony session, which also took two days, and conducted in the vicinity of this church from September 10 to 11, 2019. The first day saw the participation of 20 people, and the second 30 attended. In total, this program saw the participation of 50 people of which more than 15 wished to continue taking part in the activities of IAYSP.