Curtains Drawn For The Annual ARASA 2013 Training Of Trainers.

Posted by Mutaleni on November 12, 2013

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) annual Training of Trainers 2013 ended on Friday 8th November in a colorful graduation and awards ceremony in Johannesburg.

The objective of the one year training was to enhance participants’ capacity to conduct training and advocacy on human rights based approaches to HIV and TB. The participants were drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique, DR Congo, Comoros, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Madagascar and Lesotho.
Key topics of discussion during the final module of the training last week were intellectual property & access to medicines, and policy advocacy among others. During the training KELIN’s Francis Rakewa shared the various legal and policy barriers to access to treatment care and support in Kenya.

The graduation ceremony was presided over by the ARASA regional training and capacity building officer Mr. Jacob Segale; he stated that “I believe this training has created champions who are going to take forward the quest for a human rights based approach to HIV and TB.

ARASA Regional Training and capacity building officer Mr. Jacob Segale (R) and the Assistant Regional Training and Capacity Building Officer, Mr. Lawrence Mbalati (L), present the ARASA 2013 Trainer of the Year Award to KELIN’S Francis Rakewa. Picture by Sirka Amaambo (ARASA).

ARASA Regional Training and capacity building officer Mr. Jacob Segale (R) and the Assistant Regional Training and Capacity Building Officer, Mr. Lawrence Mbalati (L), present the ARASA 2013 Trainer of the Year Award to KELIN’S Francis Rakewa. Picture by Sirka Amaambo (ARASA).

During the ceremony KELIN’S Francis Rakewa was awarded the 2013 ARASA Trainer of the year for the exemplary work and excellence shown during the training. In his acceptance speech Mr. Rakewa thanked the ARASA team for conducting such training, and pledged to use the knowledge and skills acquired to conduct training and advocacy activities in promoting rights based approach to HIV and TB within the East Africa.

KELIN partnering with ARASA through the small grant programmes to implement the lessons learnt during the training to create a lasting impact in East Africa.

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