More youths urged to join alliance

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 25th July, 2012

MORE youths are being urged to join the Youth Alliance on HIV/AIDS.
Interim chairman Ken Lao yesterday said the targeted group was between the ages of 15 and 26.
He called on youths on the streets and those who were in and out of school to register.
He said they were located inside the National AIDS Council Secretariat (NACS) in Gordon, Port Moresby.
With more than 130 members nationwide, most members are residents of Port Moresby.
Lao said the group began in 2008, initially as a programme under Oxfam International.
Lao praised Oxfam International for giving K11,800 to them last week.
He said the money would be a boost for the alliance programmes.
President and national coordinator Andrew Tabel said the idea was to empower youths to respond to HIV/AIDS.
Lao said the alliance was one of five umbrella bodies of the NACS responsible for coordinating youth response.
He said those interested in joining could call into the Port Moresby office, particularly for National Capital District and Central-based people, while those in other centres could email or post their registration.
Registration is K5 for individuals and groups.