DATES: KIBERA AT SALVATION ARMY TRAINING CENTRE ON 5TH AND 6TH MAY 2011 and KARIOBANGI, 2nd and 3rd June 2011
With support through Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA), ALP rolled out legal literacy trainings in five informal settlement areas in Nairobi which include Kibera, Mathare, Kayole, Kawangware, and Kariobangi. ALP started by developed a manual for training and organizing the communities in preparation for the trainings. The manual consists of human rights and HIV information as well as the laws that relate to health and HIV internationally, regionally and locally. These trainings are expected to enlighten communities living with or affected by HIV and AIDS about their rights and how to claim them from an informed perspective.
The training is designed to inform the beneficiaries of the nature and forms of discrimination and human rights abuses faced by people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. The communities are also informed about the legal and human rights strategies for protection and promotion of human rights. It takes a participatory approach, empowers the beneficiaries with knowledge and relevant skills and encourages them to identify instances of abuse that call for protection and develop strategies and solutions to address human rights violations.
ALP has so far successfully conducted two trainings in Kibera and Kariobangi. The participants were drawn from informal settlements in the two areas and trained for two days. Each training had an average of 45 participants. After the trainings, the participants were given a training kit containing the Training manual and the simplified HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act. ALP used the Trainer of trainer model so that the information can reach more community members. One of the outcomes after the trainings has been an increase in number of people seeking legal aid /advice on HIV related rights violations.
ALP will continue rolling out the trainings in Kawangware, Kayole and Mathari until September 2011. ALP appreciates the continued support from OSIEA. For more information contacts us.