The Foundation Clubs are Pro-Link's in-school youth program. Youth aged 12-17 in Junior Secondary schools are the target group. These youth are the 'Window of Hope' and are provided with accurate information on HIV/AIDS and other health issues on a continuous basis. With the supervision of Pro-Link's field officers and the patrons (teacher in-charge of the clubs) of the Foundation Clubs, the youth are able to state clearly their ideas about HIV/AIDS through drawings, songs, poems and comic strips. Through the use of information centers in their schools (bookshelves stocked with books), the youth are able to read books on HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health issues.
Each Foundation Club meets once a week to discuss matters relating to HIV and AIDS, self-esteem, self-assertiveness and confidence building. Club meetings are facilitated by leaders who have been trained by Pro-Link in the use of the "Stepping Stones Methodology" . This methodology uses participatory learning techniques in discussing reproductive health issues especially HIV/AIDS. The club members also educate their peers who are not members of the Foundation Club as well as students from other schools where Foundation clubs have not yet been has established. Students have developed assertiveness and self-confidence to empower them to adopt safer sex practices either by abstaining from sexual activity or adopting proper and regular use of condoms. You can visit this seo houston
Drama and Puppetry
Our youth educational program on HIV/AIDS prevention in schools has been enhanced through the use of theatre arts. Pro-Link has organized a puppetry group composed of students from the Foundation Clubs. The drama group is involved in activities like writing, rehearsing and performing plays; making puppets and learning how to manipulate them. The group has performed in the Hohoe District, and in the Kpando District during the 2001 World AIDS Day. The drama and puppetry shows draw large crowds. Stories acted are based on real life situations from the communities and cover topics like family planning, drug abuse, and HIV/AIDS. After each performance, participants ask questions based on the drama after which post drama discussions follow.