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THE FIRST DGAi - ABIA STATE CHILDREN AND YOUTH FORUM ON HIV/AIDS, TB AND MALARIA (ATM) 2008
Feb 16th, 2008 - 08:06:28
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CONTACT: HENRY EKWURUKE, Programme Coordinator, DGAi 08025249923, 07039791470
THE FIRST ABIA STATE CHILDREN AND YOUTH FORUM ON HIV/AIDS, TB AND MALARIA (ATM) 2008
---------GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY 2008--------
The first Abia State Children and Youth Forum on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (ASCYFATM) tagged (ATM) 2008 is dedicated to response towards the roadmap for solutions around the issues of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with children and youth voice, participation and empowerment for sustainable and healthy Abia State has as its theme: Children and Youth Alive & Well will be celebrated along with the 2008 Global Youth Service Day by Development Generation Africa International (DGAi) Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) partner and local organizer.
The Executive Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Chief Dr. T.A. Orji (Ochendo) is expected to declare the event open, with his entourage. The Hon. Commissioner for Education, Dr. Max Ndukwe Adindu, and his colleague in the Ministry of Youth Development, and Women Affairs - Abia State and other dignitaries including Dr. Victor Ike Oye, PhD, etc will grace the event. Over 200 children and youth from the three geo-political zones of Abia State and beyond including professionals will be in attendance where children and youth will be discussing and taking action on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria for change, awareness and development.
We encourage you to use your invaluable medium to support, publish and publicize this event for public participation and awareness; as well as impact driven success and coverage of that programme dates: April 25-26, 2008.
The event will take place at the Michael Okpara Auditorium Conference Centre, Umuahia, Nigeria.
Its like tsunami everyday here in our state, only that it happens slowly that no one notices, no one pays attention to children and youth issues and challenges, especially around the ATM. So we have to bring the attention ourselves for better voice and accelerated children and youth action towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are DGAis mission.
The theme: Children and Youth Alive and Well represent our intention for a better future for Abia children and youth, while the whole forum on children and youth on ATM will ultimately represent the interest of these young people who bear the brunt of social and economic exclusion while bridging the gap in programming for development.
The first of its kind in the state, Abia State Children and Youth Forum on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (ATM) is designed to train, equip, and build children and youth capacities against stigma and discrimination as well as provide a platform for their voices to be heard, listened to by stakeholders.
It is fuelled by passion, embraced by Abia Children and Youth; and anchored by DGAis commitment for children and youth future in the state and beyond.
For more information: Pls. contact; Henry Ekwuruke on the contact above. Thank you.
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is a global educational campaign to recognize and mobilize children, youth and adults to identify and address the needs of their communities through service; recruit a new generation of volunteers; and educate the public about the role of young people as community leaders by highlighting the contributions they make to their communities, year-round. Development Generation Africa International (DGAi) is joined by a coalition of prestigious international organizations and hundreds of project organizers the largest partnership to celebrate youth service and volunteering.
Development Generation Africa International (DGAi) is a youth-led nonprofit organization with focus on children, youth and community development and engagement; through skills-based training, capacity building and education; geared towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
A member of UN Millennium Campaign, the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa (PCHPA), GYSD and the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN).
DGAi connects children and youth to discuss issues and take action on HIV/AIDS, Environment, ICT, Education and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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