JERRY BATIZ For Jerry it has been important his contract renewal with ECOSALU, a private NGO working with the Garifuna population. From this position Jerry has an strategic place to share and socialize the vision, concepts and practices on HIV-AIDS prevention among thousands of youths. At the same time as community agent, Jerry contributes with group dynamics and support to the HIV workshops in Cusuna.
JULIAN BERMUDEZ, Community Agent Julian is a challenge to his workshop mates. He testified about the importance to read and review the materials they receive during the workshops. He said that we should not loose time and read and continually review and learn the concepts and practices they reflect on during the workshop. Julian is that kind of persons who brakes the lack of self-esteem and is always challenging to the others to commit in practical ways in the community as change agents.
GUILLERMO BATIZ, Community Agent The subject on HIV has begun to be a challenge for the community agents. Guillermo Batiz, testified during the workshop how he has been an incomparable support to a family in his community. One of the members of this family is a person living with HIV-AIDS. As it is typical in many places, this person was marginalized by the ignorance of the community, but not Guillermo! He has approached the family and shared with them about solidarity and encourages them to continue supporting their relative. He use to visit the family and share time and teaching with them, using the new knowledge he has acquired and at the same time stimulating a social learning in the community about acceptance, and understanding of the HIV reality without myths.
WALTER NUNEZ, Cristina’s son and support of the Nutritional AHMEN Center at Limon Since Cristina is still recovering of a delicate health situation, Walter came to cover the learning and at the same time he shared his conviction to support actively the project. He would like to contune attending the training program and wait for a new group to open and complete the first year program that the current group has satisfactory completed.
The workshop is part of the every day's life in the community. That is why we make a stop during the session, because it was the time for the fishers to arrive to the beach... In the same way we expect a good fishing with the community agents preparation and the many lifes they are serving and contributing to a new life in their communities.