First 2000 girls enrolled in DREAMS programme

The enrolment of the first 2000 girls into the DREAMS programme was celebrated at Windhoek's Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School last Monday.

The DREAMS project (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe) is funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and seeks to reduce new HIV infections among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) by empowering them through a tailored array of services and support to stay HIV-free. Initially, the programme will be implemented in three regions where it will offer a full package of preventative HIV and sexual reproductive health services. These are Khomas (Windhoek district), Oshikoto (Omuthiya, Onandjokwe, and Tsumeb districts), and Zambezi (Katima Mulilo district) regions.

Source: New Era Newspaper Namibia