Youth HIV/AIDS Programs in Guatemala

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Youth HIV/AIDS Programs in Guatemala

Two radio soap operas taught Guatemalan communities about important sexual health issues. Intrigue, romance and conflict help health organizations reach target audience by captivating listeners with enthralling plots.

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Leaving Footprints: Teaching Guatemalan Children About HIV and AIDS
Media Impact Communications Officer, Lindsey Wahlstrom, describes her experience at a community fair in San Juan Ostuncalco, Guatemala.  This fair was one of twelve fairs hosted by Asociacion Comunicares, with the support of Media Impact and the Guatemalan Ministry of Health.  At the community events, volunteers use games and interactive presentations to educate youth about the different...
Jan 28, 2011 4:00 PM ET
How a Communication Project Changed My Life
Juan de Dios Pellecer Aldana, 32, is from Villa Nueva, Guatemala.  For the past two years, Juan has participated in the production of "The Intruder" radio soap opera and the weekly "Youth on the Air" radio program in Guatemala.  The program is coordinated by Asociacion Comunicares in partnership with PCI-Media Impact.  In this blog entry, Juan de Dios, who was born with spina bifida and...
Jan 21, 2011 9:55 AM ET
Soap Operas for Social Change: The Intruder in Photos
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 13, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact (Media Impact) and Asociacion Comunicares have spent the last three years collaborating to improve the lives of Guatemalan youth.  With training and mentoring from Media Impact, the Asociacion Comunicares team and partners have produced more than 35 episodes of a radio drama titled "El Intruso/The Intruder" to address the growing...
Jan 13, 2011 11:05 AM ET
The Intruder - Radio Soap Operas Teach Local Communities About Sexual Health
Two radio soap operas taught Guatemalan communities about important sexual health issues. Intrigue, romance and conflict help health organizations reach target audience by captivating listeners with enthralling plots.  Partnerships between Comunicares and Tan Ux’il, two Guatemalan non-profits, and Media Impact, a New York City based non-profit, enable and empower Guatemalan communities to...
Jan 7, 2011 12:00 PM ET