nac.jpgThe National Young People’s Network on HIV and AIDS under the National AIDS Council, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Youth Council and the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council will from 2 to 5 August, 2001 hold a series of activities as part and parcel of the 2011 Harare provincial commemorations for the Day of the African Child.

The activities will run under the theme: ‘A Call for Urgent Actions in Favour of Young People in the Streets’.

It will seek to enhance the sexual and reproductive health of young people in the streets through the identification and consequent implementation of actions to secure their wellbeing in this regard.

Starting 2 August, the organisations will hold workshops for the youth and children on the streets on sexual and reproductive health issues, family planning for the youth, male circumcision, among other preventive strategies.

NAC Communications Officer, Orlando Manwere, said, “There will be specific workshops for girls and boys and a high level advocacy meeting targeted at government officials, including Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment minister Saviour Kasukuwere and officials from development partners on Thursday at Jameson Hotel.”

“There will also be a youth bash, coupled with edutainment and exhibitions on youth programmes at the Harare gardens on Friday which will be graced by top musicians like Winky D, among others. This is an exciting four day programme from which key issues on youth will be highlighted,” he added.