2008 workshops

1: Romania (February)
2: Holon, Israel (February 17-21)
3: Helsinki, Finland (February 18-22 )
4: Cairo, Egypt (February 20-24)
5: Krško, Laško, Slovenia (February 25-29 )
6: Munich, Germany (March 24-28)
7: Košice, Slovakia ( April 2- 6)
8: Amorgos, Greece (April 7th)
9: Beekbergen, Netherlands (April 7-11)
10: Yerevan, Armenia (April 9-13)
11: Berlin, Germany (April 21-25)
12: Lasi, Romania (April 25)
13: Bratislava, Slovakia (30 April- 4 May)
14: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (May 12-16 )
15: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (May 21-25)
16: Baia Mare, Romania (June 16)
17: Astana, Kazakhstan (July 21-25)
18: Krško, Slovenia (July 24-30 )
19: Dublin, Ierland (14-18 July)
20: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (8-12 July)
21: Bujumbura, Burundi (August 27-31)
22: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (September 29 - October 3)
23: Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (October 26-30)
24: Abuja, Nigeria (13-17 November)
25: Warsaw, Poland (18-23 November)

OneMinutesJr workshop on HIV/AIDS starts in Turkmenistan

More than 20 young film students from the National Institute of Culture have gathered today in the Health Information Centre for the start of a OneMinutesJr workshop in the Turkmen capital Ashgabat. The hands-on training is organized by UNICEF together with the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry as well as the Ministry of Culture and TV and Radio Broadcasting. In five days, the young people will write, film and edit one-minute films on a topic that is largely unknown in Turkmenistan: HIV/AIDS.

To give the film students a better idea about the current situation around HIV/AIDS in their country, UNICEF consultant Ahmed Babajanov, who is an expert on Life Skills Based Health Education, delivers an interactive introduction. The question “How is HIV spread?” already generates some interesting answers. One participant thinks the virus is spread through food and that washing your hands before eating would prevent the disease. Another one thinks it can be spread by coughing or sneezing like the flu and yet another is convinced that a woman with HIV/AIDS cannot have children. For the trainers, who come from Germany and Estonia, this lack of knowledge coming from teenagers and adolescents is hard to believe.

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