CBIM Adolescents and Children, HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) – 2020
In 2020 FUTURES joined World Vision, Inc. (WV) to support a multi-country scale-up of CBIM in PEPFAR’s Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) countries. The countries participating in this initiative included Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This initiative was supported by the Pact ACHIEVE (Adolescents and Children, HIV Incidence reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination) project.
The program helped increase positive bystander behaviors and attitudes through sports to reduce the perpetration of violence against children (particularly girls and women) through social norms change, ultimately reducing the risk of HIV infection among adolescent girls who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence. The project’s main activities are to train a cohort of Master Trainers and provide supportive supervision to IPs in CBIM implementation.
FUTURES trained a cohort of 19 Master Trainers during a 5 day CBIM Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa. The CBIM card series were translated in five of the countries in a total of nine local languages (Setswana, Sesotho, Chichewa, Lozi, Tonga, Nyanja, Bemba, Ndebele and Shona).