The Regional Training Institute is a partnership of the AIDS ACCESS Foundation, the Thai Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS (TNP+) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Belgium ). The three organizations have been working in partnership for over 10 years in the areas of care, treatments, education, support, advocacy and training.
The Regional Training Institute has developed a number of innovative training programs to respond to the needs of HIV/AIDS organizations, community groups, PLWHA, schools and students in Thailand , and across the Region.
The Regional Training Project currently develops and delivers training programs on HIV/
AIDS Care and Treatments in Vietnam , Cambodia , the Yunnan Province of China , Lao PDR and Myanmar . It has also developed and delivered training in India and Nepal . Through our training work, we continue to develop the capacity of HIV/AIDS Organizations and workers in the Region to better respond to the evolving HIV/AIDS pandemic in partnership with those people and communities that are most affected by it.
Through our training programs, we build the capacity of organizations and services to provide people living with and affected by HIV /AIDS in the Region, with the opportunity to access appropriate health, education, care and support. There are many ways in which the Regional Training Institute can develop and deliver training to assist you and your team. For further information please contact the regional team: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please see Regional Network for further information on our partners involved in this project. Also see Training Curricular .
The Kanchanaburi office runs special camps for Children and teenagers living with and/ or affected by HIV/ AIDS, together with teenagers from the region. These camps encourage a positive exchange between positive youth and their peers, and help to normalise their situation. The last camp held at Hua Hin, three hours south of Bangkok , included activities such as camping, cooking, swimming and creative arts.
Youth Camps are also held for youth in the region, 3- 6 times per year, to encourage participatory and positive learning of Sex education. These camps are facilitated by Teenpath and the Kanchanaburi team who ensure that the education is interactive and fun.
Little Sexuality Film Project
The AIDS Access Foundation, the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), and the Thai Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (TNP+), have been working together for the last three years on the Little Sexuality Film Project', designed to promote healthy sexuality, safe sex and access to treatments for people with HIV/ AIDS. This project utilizes youth talent to articulate their views on sexual health, sexuality and HIV/ AIDS in order to educate both the participants and their peers on these issues. Each film project results in a film festival and screenings of the short films in schools throughout 12 provinces in Thailand . The Little Sexuality Film Project is sponsored by the Oxfam GB Asia Pacific Regional Office.
Please see Films for further information on this project, and to view the films.
Sex Education (HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for In and Out-of-School Youth)
The Kanchanaburi office works with teachers, trainers and health professionals in the region to improve sexual education within the school system and for out of school youth. This is achieved through a series of training programs and workshops in which participants are given the skills to successfully impart sexual education in an age-appropriate and indeering manner. Trainings include:
Training of trainer's workshop for Master trainers in Sexual Educaiton (Master trainers include: teachers, Health Care providers and Education supervisors) once a year for approximately 30 people.
Training of trainers workshop (MT, teachers, Health Care providers and Educators) focuses on coaching the Coach, to follow up and develop trainers who manage their teaching methods on sex education programs continuously
Refresher MT training course once a year to further develop the capacity of MT
Training of teachers to become a coach in managing sex education programs for youth. 10-15 rounds per year with approximately 30-35 People
Sharing and review of sex education in Schools, 10-13 rounds per year with 50 people.
Follow up on teaching methods
Please see Prevention , Advocacy and Support for more information on Access' activities.