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South Africa Initiative 2010
WAIT-UK is joining forces with young people from around the world to gather in South Africa, before and during the FIFA World cup, to spread a message of awareness about HIV/ AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) through the medium of creative performing arts, music, dance and peer-to-peer education, the language young people can understand. In addition to South Africa, WAIT-UK will endeavour to reach out to youth in other countries by visiting Lesotho and Swaziland to actively train new trainers in this message medium.
While the underlying objectives are to reduce and prevent HIV/AIDS and other STIs, the WAIT-UK approach enables young people to express themselves through creative performing arts, music and dance. It increases confidence and builds self esteem among the young people. In addition, it empowers them to live a healthier, STI-free, lifestyle, thereby saving lives and vital resources. WAIT-UK will further make an ongoing training support programme to widen and also deepen the outreach.