CU Staff To Train On HIV/AIDS

Register now

The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is backing a training program for credit union employees here to help address the HIV/AIDs pandemic here.

Sixteen credit union employees from Afya SACCO are participating in an intensive two-week "train the trainers" peer education program that is aimed at equipping participating credit union staff knowledge on HIV/AIDS that is to be shared with both colleagues and members. Upon completion of the course, participants will be required to train a minimum of five colleagues before becoming certified in HIV/AIDS peer education by JHPIEGO, the non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University implementing the program in partnership with WOCCU.

The training course includes segments on presentation skills, as well as basic facts about HIV/AIDS comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and prevention, assessing HIV/AIDS risk and behavior change.

Representatives from Afya SACCO's headquarters and three of its 104 branches are participating in this training and will pilot the peer education program

Afya is a closed-bond credit union, serving health care workers throughout Kenya. USAID is providing funding. Several CU groups have also provided assistance.

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here.
MORE FROM AMERICAN BANKER