UWC HIV and AIDS Youth Ambassadors Programme (YAP)
The YAP was designed with a number of key objectives: First and foremost it was born out of the belief that young people, when guided correctly are part of the solution when we talk about issues of sexual risk and HIV. In many cases they hold the key to the solution. Secondly, the programme got its directive from the Vice-Chancellors call made in 2010 to develop leadership not only on campus, but also in our communities. The YAP program offers young people (high school learners) a wonderful opportunity to contribute to finding solutions while at the same time learning new skills and developing into competent young leaders. Each YAP, as these learners are referred to, is under the supervision of a UWC HIV & AIDS Peer Educator (senior students) that serves as a mentor for the learner.
Youth Ambassadors Induction (YAP)– 4th March 2011
On Friday the 4th of March 2011 the HIV and AIDS programme held their formal HIV and AIDS Youth Ambassadors induction ceremony. The aim of this day was to welcome all the new Youth Ambassadors from the 15 partner schools in the Western Cape and orientate them around the programme and their role as youth ambassadors. This induction ceremony brings our total number of youth ambassadors to 75 learners.