Develops leadership skills and capacities so that people can bring about intra- and interpersonal change and transformational solutions to social.
Ámate Indígena Program:
Its goal is to address the HIV epidemic in indigenous communities through education for HIV prevention, HIV testing and access to medical services.
Since its inception in 2015, AFAI has trained indigenous women in Mexico in three states who in turn will provide HIV primary prevention to approximately 3,000 individuals in their communities.
In 2015, AFAI trained indigenous healthcare providers in Mexico City as facilitators of HIV prevention and HIV trainers. AFAI provided information related to HIV prevention in native languages.
In 2014, AFAI started working in Achutupu, Guna Yala indigenous community in Panama, developing and creating the Training Center “How Much Do You Know?”: an unprecedented achievement, which has made us the only non-profit organization with presence within the Guna Yala community.
The purpose of this training center is to empower the indigenous community with knowledge of comprehensive health and HIV, life skills, in an environment of inclusion and respect for others, focused on promoting the reducing stigma and discrimination, through of the Program “How Much Do You Know?” directed to adolescents and young adults; with the educational strategy “I learn to love and take care of myself”, designed for children from 5 to 10 years old.
Since April 2015, AID FOR AIDS adapts the Training Center “How Much Do You Know?” with the purpose of offering psycho-pedagogical support to Initial Education. This is based on the need in the region, expressed by the School Shayla Iguanaisy, regarding the lack of spaces to serve children of 3 years old in the community.
In 2015, AFAI trained 90 young community leaders in Panama City and the indigenous community of Guna Yala in primary HIV prevention.
Health Care Providers Program:
Maintains up-to-date information about treatment regimens and trains health professionals serving patients with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since its inception, the program has trained hundreds of health care providers in four countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.