13th February 2015: Workshop to train models and beauty queens to become HIV/AIDS Peer Educators and Supporters will be held at the Green Towers Community Centre in Edmonton on 21st February 2015.
Enfield’s prospective parliamentary candidate, Chief Kate Anolue will officiate at the free training workshop organised by POSITIVE RUNWAY: Global Catwalk to Stop the Spread.
Justina Mutale, Founder & CEO of POSITIVE RUNWAY said: “As new infections continue in young people, it has become necessary to find innovative ways that address the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and to employ a discourse that is appropriate to the 21st Century young generation. Having models and beauty queens as peer educators takes away the stigma that is attached to HIV/AIDS.”
POSITIVE RUNWAY is a voluntary global HIV/AIDS response campaign that tours the world working with celebrities (beauty queens, models, fashion designers, musicians, sports men and women, etc.) as influential advocates in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The training being funded by the Big Lottery Fund, will be provided by POSITIVE RUNWAY in association with the African Eye Trust.
Participants will learn HIV Prevention; HIV Transmission; HIV Treatment; and community outreach work.
The training will equip the models and beauty queens with skills to raise awareness and sensitize communities about HIV/AIDS.
Ms Anolue, who is the former Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield, said: “Young people are an important and fundamental fabric of society. For our communities to survive and thrive, we need to empower our youth. This training is necessary for our community in Enfield to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in our young generation and society at large.”
Ms Kate is one of the three shortlisted Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidates for Enfield.
She recently received The AfroNews Top 10 UK – African/Caribbean Women Of The Year 2014 Award.