2Training of trainers of Peer Education on HIV/AIDS prevention and control has been given at Adama Town to 55 trainees represented from Head Office of Sugar Corporation, Sugar Factories and Sugar Development Projects.

The peer education training program given from May 29 to June 2, 2017 prepared by Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Secretariat has focused on training of mobile workers about the pandemic.  Participants have been given training on sexually transmitted diseases, realities on HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS vulnerability, perception on the disease and use of condom as well as responsible living. The trainees, during all training sessions, have exchanged experiences with regard to the job they have been doing to contend the transmission of the HIV/AIDS virus.

The training is given by Social Mobilization and Cooperation Senior Officer of the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office Ato Bayissa Bulcha. Ato Bayissa said peer teaching manual prepared on the subject is valuable in increasing productivity in business institutions like The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation.

Sister Kassech Shibeshi, Corporation’s HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Secretariat and facilitator of the training on her part said the trainees are expected to share their experiences to employees of  their respective sugar factories and sugar developments projects and report their performances.

At the end of the five day training the trainees have been given certificates by W/ro. Firehiwot Debretsion Directorate Director of Gender at Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Secretariat.

Participants of the training program have paid a visit to Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory following the completion of the training session.