Girls friendly visits

Honiara City

Province

The Church of the Province of Melanesia

Diocese

Central Melanesia

Goal

 Empower women with knowledge and understanding of STI’s including HIV/AIDS and to prevent HIV infections

Engage women in life skills activities such as printing and dyeing

Teach women basic financial literacy so that from the skills learnt they can start their own self-sustaining projects and move away from being sex workers.

Activity

Bible text and reflections

Interactive discussions on positive/ high self-esteem

STI, HIV/AIDS basic information

Printing and dyeing skills [clothes]

 

 Screen printing skills

Outcomes

22 women obtained basic knowledge and skills

Build a positive network with women

 

Women highly appreciative of the skills learnt and some now ventured into printing as a source of income