Kids love puppets! And between Rosa, a cute and curious blue puppet with a great sense of humor, and seasoned entertainer and host Alan Estrada, the AHF Mexico team has found an innovative way to reach children and adolescent youth with HIV education via a fun and informative TV show!
The first-ever HIV education television program for children in Mexico – “HIV Voice for Children!” – recently wrapped up a month-long run of weekly 30-minute broadcasts to address topics on health, including HIV prevention, children’s rights, and combatting stigma and discrimination. The show featured experts and specialized organizations who were interviewed by Ale and Roque – puppet correspondents! Panelists also shared facts and figures and introduced activities kids could complete at home.
“Despite great progress made since the early days of HIV/AIDS, the child-centered response remains lagging behind, making HIV education extremely important for all children,” said AHF Mexico Country Program Manager Nicole Finkelstein. “With advocacy efforts like this engaging television show, we’re able to deliver education to people in regions of the country where we have no presence, and particularly to children in vulnerable communities.”
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