AIDS has been one of the deadliest epidemics in history.
The global economy has poured in billions of dollars into AIDS relief.
The challenge continues to outstrip response.
TRIAD focuses on prevention.
Since 2007, TRIAD has partnered with community-based organizations in some of the world’s most HIV-stricken regions to help support youth as they strive to lead HIV-free lives.
We train local leaders how to create and lead educational 10-week workshops of interactive performance and song – programs custom-developed for each community – to give kids the crucial knowledge and decision-making skills they need to make healthy, life-saving choices.
The resulting HIV and Life Skills education programs are designed to meet kids wherever they are, be it in school or out on the soccer fields. Our approach is also self-sustaining: Local leaders, once trained, run the programs and build upon it without outsider help.
And it works. Kids who participate in the educational workshops show a 2900% increase in HIV testing compared to their peers, and, among teenage girls, an 87% decrease in pregnancy. As for our trained workshop leaders, they become community mentors committed to HIV prevention education — and to training new leaders as TRIAD educators.
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