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Aghaz-e-Nau carried out a seminar to observeThe World AIDS Day

Activities Carried Out by the Members of Aghaz-e-Nau The program started with a ceremony of wearing red ribbon. The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. 

The formal session started at 11:00 am with the Recitation of Qur’an by Muhammad Ahmad followed by a Naa’t by Hira Tufail. The program was hosted by Waqas Hassan and Raqia.

A very well elaborated presentation on “Role of Youth in Prevention of HIV/AIDS” was delivered by Arjumand Ayub, Clinical Psychologist. She explained the difference between HIV/AIDS, Means of transmission and ways to prevent it with special focus on youth and their role in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. She also focused on to accept those living with HIV/AIDS as any other diseased person to minimize the stigma and discrimination.

A videoof a person was shown to…

World AIDS Day

Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important in reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, including 2.1 million children. During 2008 some 2.7 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 2 million people died from AIDS.Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35. The vast majority of people withHIVandAIDSlive in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continentsaround the world. The protection of human rights is fundamental to combating the global HIV and AIDS epidemic. Violations against human rights fuel the spread o…

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Invitation to observe World AIDS Day 2010

Punjab AIDS Control Program (PACP) is organizing a Drama Competition. The program is being organized in collaboration with UNICEF, UNAIDS along with different educational institutes on 1st December, 2010 at Hotel Holiday Inn. Students who wish to attend the event can collect invitation cards from me.

Training Workshops for Young students

Aghaz-e-Nau (AeN) plans to start certified training workshops for young students on "Drug Abuse Prevention Counseling". AeN will run 2 training workshops over a period of 2 months starting from November, 2010. Training workshops will be conducted twice a week (Saturday & Sunday) from 10:am to 2:pm (32 credit hours). All the training sessions will be full of activities and highly interactive. 

First session will start from Saturday, 6th of November. Interested students from different colleges and universities of Lahore are requested to get registered by Friday, 5th of November. Second session will start from December 2010. There are no charges for these training workshops.  

Students will receive training in the following areas:
Drug addiction is a brain diseaseCommonly used drugsHealth hazards of drug abuseOther hazards of drug abuseIdentification of personal risk factorsDeveloping protective factorsHelping others to stay away from drugsFor further details contact: maftab92…

Innovative Community Based Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Aghaz-e-Nau (AeN) plans to carry out “An Innovative Community Based Drug Abuse Prevention and Awareness Program” with the following features:
1- Youth development programAeN will provide training to young students in drug abuse prevention counseling. A total number of 240 students will receive training. These students will be certified as youth leaders. A group of 30 students will receive training every week in the following areas:

Drug addiction is a brain diseaseHazards of drug abuseIdentification of personal risk factorsDeveloping protective factorsStaying away from drugs

Training workshops will help young students develop communication skills, assertiveness skills, confidence building and healthy self esteem to resist the influence of drug abuse and to help them taking healthy decision at the right time.

Training workshops will be helpful for young people to learn how to act in the world around them, to explore, express, belong and influence. Opportunities give young people the ch…

Behavior Therapy for Children

Behavior charts are a great way to motivate kids and help them eliminate negative behaviors. Not only can behavior charts help kids get a handle on tricky behaviors, but they can help kids keep track of chores, homework, reading, instrument practice, and pet care. For behavior charts to work most effectively, you need to use them correctly. For further information contact at