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					                         GYCA World AIDS Day Local Gatherings


Contents:
   1. Bangladesh
   2. Cameroon
   3. Canada (3)
   4. Colombia
   5. Democratic Republic of Congo
   6. Dominican Republic
   7. Egypt
   8. Ghana (4)
   9. Guyana
   10. México
   11. Nepal
   12. Netherlands
   13. Nigeria (13)
   14. Panamá
   15. Perú (2)
   16. Rwanda (2)
   17. Sierra Leone
   18. South Africa
   19. Sudan
   20. Switzerland
   21. Togo
   22. Turkey
   23. United States
   24. Vanuatu
   25. Venezuela




BANGLADESH

Mr. Ghanashyam Sharma
Road # 4/A, House # 54
Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Bangladesh
Headpnp@gmail.com
Description: Creating HIV/AIDS awareness amongst youth about HIV/AIDS, and aim to change
their attitude towards people living with HIV/AIDS. To mark words AIDS day we (HEADP-
Nepal) are organizing a “Seminar on HIV/ AIDS and Present situation”. This would include a
presentation, short DVD presentation followed by an interactive lecture. The topic discussed will
comprise of introduction on HIV/AIDS, care, support and treatment for PLWHAS. We will also
discuss the role of young people with controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS and expect about 200
people to attend this event.
Date: December 1, 2006
Time: 11AM – 1PM (3 hours)
Location: Northern university of Bangladesh, (NUB) Road # 4/A, House # 54, Dhanmondi,
Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh



CAMEROON

Eyong Elsie
Maison en Carreaux Mambanda – Bonaberi
Douala, Cameroon
adele_healthcentre@yahoo.fr



CANADA

Meghan Cooper
345 Laurier Av. E Apt, 1005
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6R5
Canada
mcoop044@uottawa.ca

Marco Gomes
225 Kingsbridge Garden Circle
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 1L4, CANADA
marco@youthaidscoalition.org
The date of the gathering is December 3rd at 6:30 PM and will last about 2 hours. It will take
place in Toronto; description of the local gathering will be followed shortly.

Andrea Yip
53 Cresthaven Way SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 5X8
Canada
andrea.yip@telus.net
Description: I would like to do a brief presentation on my experiences at AIDS 2006 including
48Fest, show the 48Fest films, and possibly show the film “A Closer Walk” or have a guest
speaker with a specialty in HIV/AIDS. The event hopes to target 25-30 people and will most
likely be hosted by the AIESEC Calgary chapter at the University of Calgary and last 1-2 hours.
COLOMBIA

Luis Augusto Rivera Pulido
8A No 8 A - 89 Sur Ofc 208 Conjunto Residencial San Jeronimo Ciudad:
Bogotá - Colombia.
luisriverapulido@yahoo.com



DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Joel Vengo M’Bongo
940, Av. Liberation C/Gombe P.O. Box : 4990
Kinshasa/Gombe
Democratic Republic of Congo
Joel@youthaidscoalition.org
Description of the event: Referred to the theme of this World Aids Day, “Accountably”, we
would like to organize a Workshop where will invite young leaders from diverse youth
organizations to have the opportunity to deal with decision making, to hold the government
accountable and request more action from the government and international partners in favour of
young people. The Workshop is going to be at the Room of Youth Ministry in Kinshasa on
December 3rd from 10:30 – 1:30 PM and we expect 100 people to attend.


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Republica dominicana tendrá una marcha los jóvenes también tenemos derecho, esta marcha la
estará apoyando la iglesia católica quien también nos esta apoyando a la constitución de la red
de nacional de jóvenes viviendo con VIH y/ o sida (REDNAJCER ) de la Republica Dominicana

The Dominican Republic will have a youth march “We Also Have Rights,” supported by the
catholic church and the national network of youth living with HIV and/org AIDS, REDNAJCER.

Félix reyes
National Focal Point
feredovih@yahoo.com


EGYPT

Ahmed Haroon
6 Bahethat Al-Badia street, Al-Sahel, Shubra,
Cairo, Al-Qahirah
11241, Egypt
Description: Our project is to hold lectures in at least 10 universities and 10 schools in the two
most populated cities in Egypt; Cairo and Alexandria. This would last two months from Nov 1st
– Dec 31st. We would put up flyers, and have advertisements in every available student clubs (or
Metro station). We also aim to make a 1 minute TV commercial to be displayed on Egyptian TV
channels according to slot times available, and run interviews to youth in malls. As for the local
gathering, we plan on having one on a youth camp in Ismalia on World AIDS Day.
ahmedmaharoon@yahoo.com



EL SALVADOR

Angelica Sánchez Quispe
Sector 1, Grupo 25, Manzana H, Lote 13 - Av El Sol N° 1300
Villa El Salvador
Código postal. Lima 42, Perú
terreza_red@hotmail.com

Description: GYCA meeting as a part of the HIV/AIDS festival in Universidad de
Chiclayo, November 25th, 3 hours approx. 40 people expected.



GHANA

Michael Boampong
462 SOUTH WESTERN BYPASS, PATASI ESTATE
KUMASI
Ghana
mikenice22002@yahoo.co.uk
Description: On December 1st, there is going to be an introduction of the Millennium
Development Goals to the participants with a focus on the explanation and clarification of Goal 6
of the MDGs with emphasis on “Combating HIV/AIDS”.

On December 2nd, there is going to be a letter writing exercise and campaign against HIV/AIDS.
The participants are going to write letters of concern to the Minister of Health, the Ghana AIDS
Commission and the President of Ghana about the ideas concerning HIV/AIDS.

The gathering will be held at the Revival International School and at noon each day in Kumasi.
We hope to gather a crowd of 400 students, teachers etc.

Yussif Abdul-Mumin
Box 1228TL
Tamale, Ghana
kaabarah@yahoo.com


Alidu Abukari Abdul-Razak
L35 dohinaayili
Tamale, Ghana
giwa008@yahoo.com

Description: The gathering will be a day seminar which will bring together 20 people each of our
member branches in the upper east region; a total of 140 people are expected to attend. The
gathering is a day long event being hosted by Ghana United Nations Students and Youth
Association on December 1 at 8:30 AM.

Curtis-Shyne Aboetaka
Millennium Youth Foundation
P.O. Box GP 14720,
GPO-Accra-Ghana
curtissgh@gmail.com



MEXICO

Ricardo Baruch
14 oriente #2808, col. Humboldt.
Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. c.p. 72300
ricardo@youthaidscoalition.org

Description: GYCA meeting for young activists on the Youth Institute of the provincial
government. 20 people expected and would last 2 hours approx. It would be part of the festival
on the World day against AIDS, November 30th.




NEPAL

Resham Gurung
P.O. Box 8751
Thasikhel-5
Kathmandu
Nepal
pantera_rajesh@hotmail.com

Rayonne Pile
135 Sheriff Street, Campbellville
Georgetown, Guyana
Rayonne@youthaidscoalition.org
Description of the event: The local gathering planned will take the format of a lecture session.
Participants will be drawn from every constituent of civil society groups. The intention is to train
individuals from the social & civic services to better be equipped with information, to facilitate
expansion of programs and allow environment for networking. It will be hosted by the American
University of Peace Studies and will be 3 hours long and hopes to target 60 people.



NETHERLANDS

Rose Koenders
Amperestraat 10
1221 GJ Hilversum
The Netherlands
rose@youthaidscoalition.org
Description: “The voice of young people in the fight against HIV/Aids” – A workshop where
CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality will discuss the importance of youth participation within high-
level decision making. We expect 40 people to attend this event.
CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality is a youth organization that promotes the sexual and
reproductive rights and health (SRHR) of young people and meaningful youth participation in
this field. CHOICE advocates on a national, European and UN level for SRHR and youth
participation. Furthermore, CHOICE promotes and supports youth groups in developing
countries on these issues. The importance of youth participation in the fight against HIV/Aids is
becoming more and more evident. Not only in local projects, but also within advocacy and
decision-making at higher level. By showing a movie made by CHOICE at the review on the
United Nations General Assembly on HIV/AIDS in 2006, CHOICE will discuss examples of
youth participation and discuss the way youth participation can be implemented in The
Netherlands and in developing countries.
Hosts: AIDS Fund, SOAAIDS, Stop Aids Now
Date: December 4, 2006



NICARAGUA

Carlos Alberto Pernudis Matamoros
De la Clínica Don Bosco 1c. al sur, 3c. arriba y 1c. al sur.
Colonia Nicarao, Casa F-320.
Managua, Nicaragua.
cpernudis@hotmail.com




NIGERIA

Emmanuel Akinbayo
46 coker street olosa mushin
Lagos, Nigeria
akinemma2001@yahoo.com

Olagoke Akinlabi
31/32 Dadaleso Street,J/fari
Gombe,
Nigeria
senatorgekay@yahoo.com
Event description: The Hope for All Foundation is set to train some set of youth between the
ages of 15 -25 years, in life skills, leadership skills, and HIV/AIDS Awareness. There will also
be some film screenings and Rally to commemorate the World HIV/AIDS Day. About 100
people are expected to attend.
Dates: November 27th – 1st of December, 2006 (5 days)
Time: 9AM – 2PM

Kasim Balogun
41 oni Street,
Jimoh bus stop
Nigeria
heartfeltservice@yahoo.com
Description: Heartfelt Services for All will be hosting a youth involvement in the fight for
HIV/AIDS in various communities here in Nigeria. The gathering would last 3 days and target
50 people.
Date: November 30th – December 2nd
Time: 4PM – 7PM daily

José Ramón Castillero Calderón
0823-00012 Zona 7, Ciudad de Panamá,
Rep. de Panamá
thausenth@yahoo.es

Ikenna Ebuenyi
#23 Primary School Road
P.O. Box 304
Amakohia, Owerri
Nigeria
aponlf@yahoo.com

Obiagwu Emeka
#28 Teaching hospital Road,Umuna
P.O. Box 201,Orlu
Imo State, Nigeria.
aponlf@yahoo.com
www.aponlf.8k.com
Description of event: We intend to hold a public lecture/ seminar on the topic FEMALE
GENITAL MUTILATION AND HIV, followed by a youth rally around the town. This is being
hoseted by The Umuna village community in the Orlu local government area. It will be a two
day event from Nov 30th – Dec 1st at the Umuna township Hall. The lecture will be from 9 AM
and the rally will start at 6 PM.

Kingsley Essomeonu
24 Oguamanam Street
Owerri Imo State
Nigeria
kingsley@youthaidscoalition.org

David Habba
Pauline Makka Centre, High Level, Opp assembly old quarters
Makurdi, Benue State
Nigeria
rexdav2002@yahoo.com

Azubike Nwokoye
P.O Box 135
Obosi, Anambra State, Nigeria
azubike@youthaidscoalition.org

Rotimi Olawale
P.O. Box 427
Ogbomoso, Oyo State
Nigeria
rotexonline@gmail.com

Adenmosun Olumide
B.Sc. Microbiology,
Bowen University,
7b, Matiku Street, Gen. Obasanjo Way, Ita-Iyalode
Abeokuta, Ogun State
Nigeria
olucynic@yahoo.co.uk

Kolawole Oreoluwa
N4/214, Oke-Aremo, New Palace road
Ibadan, Oyo State
Nigeria
lofuja@yahoo.com
Description: The Local Gathering we are going to undertake for GYCA is tagged with
HIV/AIDS Through Lens, a Film Festival showing documentary films on HIV and stigma and
Yellow Card, a film that show case young people risky sexual behavior and issues of teenage
pregnancy.
Host: Youth Action for Development
Date: December 1st and 2nd, 2006
Time: 10AM – 1PM (3 hours per day)

Goldmark Owoola-Adeojo
5 Oni Crescent, Unity Estate
Iji-Ishaga, Lagos
Nigeria
livealivefoundation@yahoo.com
Description of event: I want to use a live band called BRIGADE to sensitise people on the
meaning of WORLD AIDS DAY. My members and volunteers will dance up to 3 kilometres to
distribute flyers. When we get to big open space, we will dance again and educate people. In
order to carry media along there will be a press briefing as well presentation of gifts to an
orphanage home in Osun state. The Live Alive Foundation will be hosting the local gathering
and in Lagos. It will be held on WAD and will start at 4 PM and last 3 hours with the aim of 500
people attending.

Mohammed-Tukur Aliyu
#46 Donga Road
Jalingo , Taraba State
Nigeria
aliyumt@yahoo.com
Description: We intend to organize a one day training workshop on Project Management for
selected organizations working on HIV and AIDS in the state. This training is necessary for good
project management, monitoring and evaluation for the 20 organizations that benefited from the
SACA grant to carry out their activities. This training will help the selected organizations in
managing funds and ensure sustainability after the project. The gathering will be hosted by The
Center for Adolescents Health and Child Development and would be for about 7 hours for 40
people. The tentative date of the gathering is December 2nd at the Nigeria Union Teachers
Secretariat in Jalingo from 9am – 4pm.




PERU

Juan Alberto Pandur Lizarraga
015 URB. Micaela Bastidas PSJ Los Musgos 191
Lost Olivos
Lima, Peru
juanalberto39@yahoo.com



RWANDA

Jean Claude Dusingize
P.O BOX 30,
Faculty of Medicine,
National university of Rwanda, Butare
Rwanda
dusingizejc@yahoo.fr

Cleophas Kanamugire
303 Butare
Huye District
Rwanda
kacleophas@yahoo.fr
Description: In celebration of World AIDS Day (WAD) this year, we are planning to have an
activity of screening the film (Scars of the days) in local language-Kinyarwanda. This activity
will be held at the children centre in Butare, and this will be followed by a discussion. The Youth
Association for Dissemination of Development Information is hosting this and we expect it to
last 3 hours and expect about 60 people.



SIERRA LEONE

Haji Bah
54 main rd Kroobay
P.O. BOX 80 Care of SILLAH BANGURA SIERRATEL
Freetown, Sierra Leone
kydo_youth@yahoo.com
Description: The four-day gathering is targeting three communities in the western part of
Freetown. A one day Drama performance inviting approximately three hundred youth leaders in
three communities, one hundred from each community. The targeted communities are; Lumley,
Kroobay and Mabella Community. This is followed by an outreach sensitization campaign in
each of the communities and a radio discussion panel. This event is hosted by Kroobay Youth
Development Organization in collaboration with the Coalition of Community Youth Animators
on HIV/AIDS. The dates are December 1st to 4th at the Miata Conference Hall Brook Field, Free
Town.



SOUTH AFRICA

James Kekeletso Mothosola
1504 Malo Str.Ikageng Township
Potchefstroom(N.W Prov)
2531 South Africa
jameskekeletso@hotmail.com
Description: Tshepong Aids Project is holding a training workshop for young people on
leadership skills. The result of the training is to have each participant develop an HIV/AIDS
campaign that should take place in their own area after the workshop. The Workshop will last
five days from Nov 27th – Dec 1st and we expect 80 people to attend.



SWITZERLAND

Golo Yawo Atitsogbe
Contact Person Terre Nouvelle in Europe
Badenerstrasse 338
8004 Zurich/SUISSE
novaterra_tg@yahoo.fr



TOGO

Abotsi Yawo
C/O Mr. Klevor BP: 80335,
Lomé, Togo
novaterra_tg@yahoo.fr
Description: We are organizing a school football festival against AIDS in a rural community of 5
villages. Young boys and girls will write poems and make drawing on AIDS and the first 20 will
be awarded on the football festival days. This event will be hosted by Terre Nouvelle and will
last 3 weeks from Nov 27th to Dec 9th.



TURKEY

Ceylan Cizmeli
DEMETGUL MAH. 13.SOK. SERAP APT. NO:3/31
DEMETEVLER- ANKARA
Turkey
ceylan@youthaidscoalition.org
Description: The local gathering is intended to be undertaken by the partnership of Health
Centers of the universities in the capital Ankara, Turkey. It will be based on an interactive
exchange of information and raising consciousness. Then, a pool will formed electronically and
participant will be asked to send an e-mail –day of the msg- to everyone in their mailing lists
based on what they gained from the gathering, asking them to join the pool as well. For a entire
year, the pool will be the medium of exchange for ideas and networking for action plans. The
gathering will be an hour long on December 1 at 1:30 PM and we expect 100 people to attend.

VANUATU

Joel Albert Kalpram
Youth Challenge International Vanuatu
P.O. Box 1105 George Pombidou, Heston Flat # 1
Port Vila, Shefa Province
Vanuatu
joelalb@gmail.com
Description: The program will be an ongoing day event including a parade, speeches and
activities happening within the heart of Port Vila town at the Sea Front Park. We expect NGO’s
and Government sectors to have stalls displaying their projects and programs that they are
implementing with regards to HIV/AIDS. We hope to target 500 people throughout the week.
Dates: The week leading up to December 1st, 2006.



VENEZUELA

Jhon David Esteban
5001 Barrio Bolivar Calle Principal, 25-92
San Cristobal, Estado Tachira
Venezuela
enlacevoluntario@yahoo.com

				
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