Community engagement begins with listening
Our Aim is to involve the community every step of the way
The involvement with Mabule's young people begins with inquiry from key stakeholders in the village and their opinions on how the individuals and their families are impacted by HIV/AIDS.
The results of the study’s focus groups and key informant interviews will allow SOCOBA to collaborate and design an HIV prevention program that addresses the expressed needs of residents of Mabule. Lessons learned from the research will enable SOCOBA to improve and expand on similar initiatives in neighboring villages.
Our focus groups and key informant interviews primarily aim to:
1. To determine the HIV prevention needs of young people in Mabule.
2. To determine the ways in which stigma is manifested against persons living with HIV/AIDS and living with disabilities in Mabule.
3. To determine how SOCOBA can increase community capacity to address prevention of HIV infection for young people in Mabule.
Secondary aims include:
1. To assess the rates, drivers, and barriers related to teen pregnancy in Mabule.
2. To assess the educational, vocational training, employment, housing, and health needs of youth, orphans, and at-risk young people in Mabule.
3. To assess the educational, vocational training, employment, housing, and health needs of disabled youth in Mabule.
Nick and Sego address the village at a Kgotla meeting.