More than 4,000 children affected by HIV/AIDS and other factors in the target community and 393 children living with HIV/AIDS are currently receiving care and support from Partners in Compassion (PC).
To address the needs of these children, Partners in Compassion selected 152 children from the above mentioned children to collaborate with the leaders of Self Help Groups to facilitate in the effort to help the children.
According to the Rectangular Strategy of the government, the 4th component of the strategy is about capacity building and human resource development. To respond to the Rectangular Strategy of the government and to implement based on its Strategic Plan, Partners in Compassion plans to train its staff and volunteer annually in order to equip them with enough capacity to contribute to the community needs response.
From 23rd to 24th May 2013 a branch of Partners in Compassion in Bati Operational District organized a training course to children who are the leaders of children Support Group under the facilitation of Mr. Hem Kim Eng, Project Coordinator of Partners in Compassion (PC) based in Bati Operational District.
- 1. Maternal and Child Health
- 2. Knowledge of Tuberculosis
- 3. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS
- 4. Children’s Rights and Life skills
There are 17 leaders of Children Support Group including 8 females participated in the training course. Among the 17 children participating in the training course, there were 3 children living with HIV/AIDS (including 1 female) and 14 orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and other factors.
The 17 children have gained additional knowledge from the above topics on top of what they have already known. They are firmly determined to help raise awareness of other children groups and community about health and hygiene and access to health services and other needed services of the community. They hope that from this day onward their communities will certainly be able solve today’s problems.