A total of 410 students from 13 schools in Jayapura, Papua, participated in the `Dance for Life` (D4L) program on Saturday to welcome the upcoming World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012.
The caretaker of the Papua chapter of Indonesia Family Planning Association (PKBI) and the manager of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights program, Robby T, said that the D4L program was organised by the PKBI, in collaboration with the Papua Youth Forum, World Population Forum, the provincial health department and the UNICEF.
Robby noted that the main objective of the D4L program is to control the spread of HIV and AIDS in Papua, and to increase the local community`s awareness of the dangers of these lethal diseases.
Furthermore, he said that during the D4L program, students performed creative dances and took part in a paining competition on HIV and AIDS, to make the local community aware of the deadly diseases.
Meanwhile, Andre Susanto said that the aim of the World Population Forum in Papua is to increase the students’ awareness of the dangers of HIV and AIDS.
“Through the D4L program, we want to give students and teenagers as much information as possible about HIV, AIDS and reproductive health, so that they can share this knowledge with their friends,” he stated.
Source: ANTARA News