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December 2001 Issue 10

IN THIS ISSUE

  1. CALENDAR FOR 2002 ON SCOUTING IN AFRICA
  2. SCOUTS' RESPONSE TO HIV AIDS IN AFRICA
  3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS
  4. SEASONS GREETINGS

1. CALENDAR FOR 2002 ON SCOUTING IN AFRICA

Don't delay - order today!

The Africa Regional Office has produced a Calendar for the year 2002 depicting Scouting in Africa.

The six page calendar is not just another annual calendar. Each page brings you images of the various Scout activities and aspirations of young people in Africa. It also marks the international Scout events scheduled for the year 2002. It is published in English and French.

The calendar is being offered for sale to all Scout groups, individuals and Associations in the world, and the proceeds will go to the Africa Scout Foundation to contribute to the financial base needed to support the growth and development of Scouting in Africa Region.

The minimum quantity for any order is 10 (Ten) Calendars for a total of 50 US Dollars including shipping cost.

You can view a sample page from our colourful 2002 African Scouting calendar
at www.scouting.org.za/africa/calendar2002/

The actual calendar measures approximately 420 mm x 600 mm (A2).

Place your order through Lydiah

2. SCOUTS' RESPONSE TO HIV AIDS IN AFRICA

A special Bulletin

The Africa Regional Office in cooperation with the inter country team of UNAIDS in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivore has published a special bulletin focussing on Scouts' response to HIV/Aids in Africa. The bulletin reports the various strategies that different National Scout Organisations/ Associtiations (NSOs/NSAs) are taking in fighting HIV/Aids. Central among these strategies is the integration of HIV/Aids awareness education into the scout activities.

In West Africa, for instance, NSOs/NSAs are collaborating with UNAIDS in an Aids awareness project in seven countries. The project is coordinated by the Dakar Operations Centre of the World Scout Bureau, Africa Regional Office.

The way forward in Africa

In the 10-Year Development Plan for Scouting in the Africa Region, Scouts intervention in the fight against HIV/Aids is a major focus. The region has developed a comprehensive programme encompassing all its NSOs/NSAs. The long-term objective of the programme is to integrate HIV/Aids education into the scout program. The strategy of the program is to change the attitude and behaviour of the Scouts through education as a way of prevention against HIV/Aids. The Scouts will then influence other young people and the wider society, through their behaviour change. The programme hopes to achieve this through training of Scout leaders from the sub regional level down to the patrol leaders level. Information, Education and Communication (IEC), materials will be produced to support the training. These will include booklets, brochures, posters and other audio visual resources.

The Regional Bulletin will be distributed widely in Africa, to all NSOs/NSAs who are members of WOSM and to all other partners of the Scout movement in Africa and beyond.

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

World Events and Regional Events

World Events

Event: 36th World Scout Conference
Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece
Date: 15th to 19th July 2002

Event: 8th World Youth Forum
Venue: Metsovo, Greece
Date 8th to 11th July 2002

Event: 20th World Scout Jamboree
Venue: Thailand
Date: 28th Dec 2002 to 8th January 2003

From the Africa Region

Event: Youth Programme Seminar
Venue: Rwanda
Date: Jan 24th to 27th 2002

Event: Chief Commissioners¹ Workshop
Venue: Rwanda
Date: Jan 28th to 29th 2001

Event: Youth Programme Seminar
Venue: Madagascar
Date: Feb 21st to 24th 2002

Event: Africa Scout Day
Venue: The whole Region
Date: 13th March 2002

4. SEASONS GREETINGS

From all of us at the Africa Regional Office

From all of us at the Regional Office, we send all our idespatch subscribers warm season's greetings and best wishes for a new year of peace and prosperity.

We are committed to bringing you more news on Scouting in Africa in the coming year!

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