The 8th ICAAP: Asia Pacific Regional Youth Forum
‘Of the over 1 billion youth (ages 15-24) worldwide, some 10 million are living with HIV: every day, an estimated 6,000 youth are infected with the virus.’
Shocking statistics and the reason for the above is that young people do not have the necessary education to protect themselves. Isn’t it time you took a stand and educated yourself? Well here is a great opportunity for you to learn all the basics and much more.
The sessions at the APRYF will be on all up-to-date topics surrounding HIV and AIDS and the resource people are from all over the Asia Pacific Region. There will be two sets of three concurrent sessions and three concurrent workshops. You should select three topics of your preference to attend at the conference. More details are also attached for your reference.
You will also get to interact with over 100 youth delegates from all over the Asia Pacific Region.
This is a great opportunity for young people between the ages of 18 to 26 to come and participate in an International Conference right here in Sri Lanka. In order to take part in this event please fill the attached form and bring it to the ICAAP Coordinating Secretariat. Rs. 500/= which will be the registration fee for this event. Students will be eligible to enter this event free of charge (you need to produce a student ID Card or a Student Record Book) but the application must be submitted by the deadline day.
Registrations are on a first come first served basis and there are only a limited number of seats available.
Dates: 18 August 2007
Venue: BMICH Committee Room B, C & E
Time: 1700 to 1800 Hrs
Please be kind enough to confirm your presence on or before 10th August to the Youth Coordinator Nooranie Muthaliph, on any of the numbers given below.
Nooranie Muthaliph, Coordinator Youth Forum Sub Committee,
8th ICAAP Coordinating Secretariat,
320/1, First Floor, Galaha Building, Union Place, Colombo – 02
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0115648443 (Office), 0112478455 (Fax), 0773413985 (Mobile)
The 8th ICAAP (International Conference on AIDS in the Asia Pacific) [ More Info ]
The theme of the 8th ICAAP scheduled to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is “Waves of Change, Waves of Hope”.
‘Waves of change’ signify many things happening, while taking into account achievements in the past and creating goals for the future. It also implies the need for much more work to be carried out. But like the ebb and flow of waves, the work required to battle against HIV/AIDS can be adapted, to suit communities and cultures across the globe.
A globally cohesive commitment forms the Waves of Hope. Commitment brings on attitudinal changes and each positive step taken, like a ripple-effect, spells progress. With every wave, comes the expectation of another. The waves keep coming, ceaseless. Thus progress initiates responsibility in people; simultaneously renewing hope.