Chinandega, as I've said in other posts, has a HUGE problem with HIV. In fact, our department takes first place when discussing new cases found for the department. For this reason, the volunteers decided to have a HIV health fair in the new Chinandega mall.
Together we organized a health fair complete with informational pamphlets and the opportunity to get tested. We performed 33 HIV rapid tests, had education games, trivia questions, condom demonstration contests, dance contests, a circus act, a vibrant story explaining how HIV is transmitted from person to person, and give-a-ways. There was an amazing turnout and interest from the public. It was also great fun to bring volunteers from all different sectors together to work on this issue that affects us all.
Here are a few photos from the event:
|Welcoming the gente!|
|Arranging the pamphlets|
|He made that game from scratch!|
|Chain of Transmission- How HIV is passed from one person to the next|
|Dance Contest- To keep it fun!|
|The Circus Act!|