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MY WEEKEND...

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Dear friends,

i hope that you are all well and that you had wonderful weekends....mine was VERY interesting...i had a presentation on Friday to some of the volunteers coming to our organization from all over the world which went down very well and really enjoyable...

What really captivated me was a facilitation that i did on Saturday to the university students locally...first how i miss campus life..it was fun!i talked to them about HIV issues and i was very open about sex issues in particular,now if you want to captivate students please do not tell them that sex is bad BUT rather there are consequences that come with that e.g unwanted pregnancies,ST D's or the worst HIV...To my surprise they confessed to me that in the campus the reason why most of this students use condoms is not to protect themselves against HIV but to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies...what a shocker though i guess i feel them and know what exactly they mean...i told them the hustles of living with HIV/AIDS and how best to treat PLWHA be it there relatives,friends,parents,siblings or even class mates...we had so much fun and at the end of it all i had a few session one on one with a few students who actually confessed to me about there status or there loved once's status...this is the part that makes me to almost want to cry but according to my counciling class i was taught to always empathize and to never sympathize.This is the part that i practically had to give a shoulder to lean on......i had a wonderful time.Later we did lunch whereby they would ask me questions about dating issues and where in my position i thought were good places and ideas of dating...

The reason why i have decided to give you this this story is becourse i dint know that i could make such impact to the youth and especially in the university.This got me thinking....should i run for a parliamentary seat???

forever Tabby.

Comments

Maria de Chirikof's picture

Hi

What is a parliamentary seat? Is that like our State Senates?

I think it is a good goal but don't think it is for everyone but you do sound as if it would be a good and fun challenge and not a bore to do it. I think those that can reach other woman really need to get involved so do support your choice if you decide to go for it! Woman who care and are not afraid of the work involved do need to be encouraged a lot more to get into politics. It seems there is a small but steady interest in this as an option for woman as a whole so it is great that things are changing for the better.

I look forward to seeing what you decide!

Maria

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