Our main programms for 2009
But we have a proposal for
parents and relatives. During "majówk" (weekend in early May 2009: April 30
evening to 03 May 2009), we would like to organize a workshop under the project
entitled "For the sake of the future." Meetings are held for several years, and
are managed by professionals. The issues raised relate to a huge range of
topics, not just HIV / AIDS. These meetings are based on the experience of
previous workshops, and especially on those families who already have some
Main topics are: the
preparation of the designated person (parents, guardians) to talk to children
about HIV infection. We call this process the information. Stages of development
and problems associated with this, the development of a child from infection,
information - when, how and to whom, and the importance of ARV therapy, the
latest medical reports, to minimize side effects of antiretroviral medication,
social support, exchange of experience between the parents. Participation in
classes, meals and accommodation are free for you.
If we have enough funds, we
plan for the evening (games) with their children. We must therefore make a
detailed schedule. We are very close to the participation of parents, who so far
have not been invited to such workshops. Of course, these subjects are only our
suggestions, we are flexible and open to your ideas. You can even suggest other
equally important subjects. Please send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Your ideas and suggestions are very important for us !
Another new challenge for us
is to organize the trip to Paris. Last year, we have had contacts with the
French organization, which also works with young people living with HIV / AIDS.
For several years we have tried to cooperate with NGOs in France and Germany.
This time we have succeeded! At the meeting, which takes place during our stay,
unfortunately, we can invite only a very small group. The reason is mainly the
high cost, but the rules of the organization in Paris. The first condition is
the age (under 18). The second - the group can not exceed a certain number of
participants. The third reason - at this meeting we can not bring that infected
people (plus one interpreter).
We would like to go with our
group, however, the above conditions have forced us to limit the group of
participants. Therefore, we decided to invite people we know who are already
participating in "Turnusach. the activities of the workshop with the french will
be a great educational quality, we hope. For this project, we have already
closed the list of reservation. We would like to share experience and we hope
this is only the beginning of a new education. Travel and Training: we must do
everything to ensure that next year, the group can go further. Maybe in another
country, just as interesting.
writing about the plans for 2009, we can not ignore the important
events of the previous year. For the first time at the National Council
for people living with HIV / AIDS organized by SIEC PLUS
, two girls adolescents have been invited.
Several years of experience
and working with children living with HIV / AIDS have shown the need for
education and onformation very young people. It is important that future
decisions are prudent and thoughtful. People living with HIV / AIDS often have
low self-esteem, young people are afraid to dream. We must not abandon them to
face the belief that HIV is still in all fields a limitation.
They need not consider the
avenircomme "Matek. Wives, fathers, husbands or partners: Do not they see their
future only in relation to AIDS care, thinking that their lives will be short
and lonely. We try to change these attitudes. This is difficult because the
relationship of society to people living with HIV continue to be negative.
Moreover, it is not easy to entrust young people to trusted adults, believers in
their own strength. Participation in the conference has enabled girls to know
people who have 5, 10 or 20 years of living with HIV and are still able to
laugh, enjoy life and achieve their dreams. They have relatives and friends, and
although some people still feel some form of rejection - do not give up. We are
confident that this meeting has changed our way to think the cares positively.
In addition, they had the
chance to acquire knowledge, they have obtained during visits to the doctor or
through brochures. It is difficult for parents to put aside the negative
emotions to focus objectively on the education of their children. It seems that
this will protect them from the thought of HIV / AIDS. Ultimately, once again we
are convinced that young people are aware of their infection and the
consequences. But there is a lack of knowledge and contacts with people in
similar situations. Feelings, thoughts and emotions associated with the disease
are not modified when they become adults.
Finally, I want to warmly
thank all the organizers and Wojtkowi "the fact that, despite a very young age,
girls were able to participate in all activities of their choice. With warm
words that have answered their concerns. We hope that the next Congress will be
able to host a small group who is willing to participate in this meeting. Again,
thank you to SIEC PLUS!