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In collaboration with the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), Safer Life campaign has hosted different activities that would enable students and the community informed with updated information about HIV/AIDS and SRH.

To create an enabling environment for the prevention and control of the HIV epidemic among AASTU community and play a leading role in the search for effective prevention and to Promote youth dialogue, Safer Life Campaign has created a stage for panel discussions with the students, paper presentation, experience sharing, question and answer sessions and different entertainments including Key note address by the university president, Dr. Tarekegn Tadesse to motivate the different sector of the AASTU members to participate in the anti HIV/AIDS campaign in any possible way.

The primary target groups of the program were AASTU students (undergraduate regular students whose age category is under 25). Nearby high school students (students from Lelaris), AASTU academic and administrative staff members are the secondary beneficiaries of the program.

Addis Ababa Science and Technology University is the youngest University in Ethiopia. Since its foundation, AASTU has been serving as an academic center for research and inquiry in the field of Science and Technology.  Currently, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University has a regular student population of more than 7,000 within the compound. The fact that it is inhabited by a young population, it houses a large number of people highly vulnerable to HIV infection. In addition to this, nowadays, many students of the University face risks to SRH related problems like unsafe sex, unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, sexual harassment, gender based violence and so forth.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:12