At a glance: Morocco

Morocco launches UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS

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At Morocco’s launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS, children expressed their views on HIV/AIDS through a painting workshop.

RABAT, Morocco, 25 October 2005 – At the Morocco launch of UNITE FOR CHILDREN  UNITE AGAINST AIDS, UNICEF Morocco and its partners – the National Observatory for Children’s Rights (ONDE), the Pan-African Organization for HIV-AIDS (OPALS) and Menara Junior portal for Children – joined efforts to help educate children and youth on HIV/AIDS. The special information sessions and workshops took place in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods of the Moroccan capital Rabat. 

The launch began with a session on HIV/AIDS prevention for 60 young people. The session was conducted by peer educators from OPALS, and made use of a special HIV/AIDS CD-ROM designed by their organization.

Later in the day children were given the opportunity to express their views on HIV/AIDS through an art workshop. The 10 best paintings won prizes.

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Some of the paintings from the workshop. The ten best paintings won prizes.

Also included in the day’s activities was a ‘Q&A’ session where children and youth discussed HIV/AIDS related issues with each other. After the session they were given the opportunity to register for a HIV/AIDS peer education program organized by OPALS. 




 

 

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