Twelve Hatua students are participating in TOWA as peer educators. They began their work in December by being trained as HIV peer educators and by creating an original play depicting the consequences of unsafe sex.
While the goal of TOWA is to encourage behavior change among participants at the schools we visit, our students have told us that being peer educators has helped them to change their own behavior. In particular they have become confident public speakers, able to act and talk in front of a crowd of hundreds of peers. “Before joining TOWA project, I was very shy and could not talk publicly, but after visiting several schools and being one of the peer educators, I had to talk publicly and now I’m glad that I can speak confidently in front of a crowd of people” says Cynthia Kwamboka, a Hatua student.
Next year we hope to conduct a school outreach program in partnership with Save the Children teaching financial literacy skills to high school students.
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