The “Juventud and Salud Feria” [Youth and Health Fair] was a hit among adolescent youth who attended from various municipalities and bateyes of the Southern Region. Sponsored by Fundación Sur Futuro and other local organizations, the event was promoted to educate youth in how to engage in sexual lifestyles in a healthy way.
Receiving local fanfare for the well-attended event, Saschia Seibel, Director of Entrena’s “Alerta Joven” youth project delivered the opening address during the Commencement Ceremony.
The focus was preventive, reproductive and sexual health for the integral development of adolescents through recreational, artistic, sporting and educational activities. Seven hundred youth participated in recreational activities such as obstacle courses, softball, basketball and volleyball games, in addition to educational workshops.
Workshop sessions focused on a variety of topics including pregnancy, personal health and hygiene, stigma and discrimination, abstinence, fidelity, proper use of condom, prevention of gender-based violence, prevention of STIs and HIV and AIDS.