Mekelle Child Forum
This months experience sharing meeting with the Mekelle Child Sub Forum took place at SOS Children’s Village Ethiopia. The meeting was very organized and the agenda included a film, a presentation on SOS process from admission to self-reliance as well as a group discussion and lunch. SOS’s vision of every child should belong to a family and grows with love, respect and security is assured by their 4 principles that shape around the idea of a family unit. Each child is given a mother, brothers and sisters a house and a village. It is SOS’s belief that through family based care that each child will be able to grow in to responsible members of society.
Food by Prescription
A meeting took place in in Wukro where ACSOT met with 15 Higher Education Institutions (Mekelle, Axum, Adigrat etc) to identify Back to Work Initiative opportunities for PLHIV who have just graduated from the food by prescription program. The meeting highlighted what measures are already being taken by the universities and colleges in regards to HIV/AIDS and action plans for the future were produced. The objective was to strengthen the HIV/AIDS sub-forum as well as selecting the chair of the forum, Mekelle University.