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5-6 October 2005 – Ulyanovsk. Communication action „Check your knowledge about HIV and get your prize” was conducted in Ulyanovsk State University in the framework of the EU project „HIV/AIDS Prevention and Combating, Phase I, Russia”. Young people from volunteer movement „Young-to-Young” were among organizers of the action. The action, where about 900 students have taken part, was conducted on 5 October in Ulyanovsk State University on Sviyaga Embankment and on 6 October – on Pushkin Street. The students answered the questions of volunteers and were consulted by the specialists on HIV/AIDS.

Source: http://asi.org.ru

September, 2005 – Ulyanovsk. One more volunteer group formed! Two-day seminar „I want to conduct training on HIV prevention” has been organized for the newcomers and on 9-10 September volunteers group took part in two-day seminar „Basics of monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes”

2 September 2005 – Round-table meeting titled „Involvement of young people in information campaign on HIV/AIDS prevention” as well as „Information Stall” action were held in the framework of the Regional Youth Forum „Healthy Generation” in Ulyanovsk. Participants of the meeting proposed to be more active in involving the young people in volunteer activities on prevention of negative phenomena among the youth. They also discussed necessity of developing effective support system of the youth movements. Proposals of participants of the meeting were sent both to the Government of Ulyanovks Region and to the Federal Government. The Governer of Ulyanovsk Region, S. Morozov, who attended the Forum noted importance of participation of the young people in socially significant projects and necessity to support such initiative. Year 2006 was declared by S. Morozov the Year of Youth.

August, 2005 – Ulyanovsk. Volunteers from „Young – to – Young” groups conducted training seminars on HIV prevention and organized „Information stall” actions among the teenagers in summer camps: „Deevksy”, „Blue Waters”, and „Seagull”. The total number of teenagers who took part in seminars and „Information Stall” actions, organized by volunteers in summer camps in August was 330.

July, 2005 – II Tourist Meeting, dedicated to the Air Forces Day was held on the Baikal Lake near Gremyachinsk village in the Baikal region with support of the „HIV/AIDS Prevention and Combating, Phase I, Russia” Project. The organizers of the Meeting aimed at promoting sports tourism as the important tool of moral and physical improvement, at testing athletic status as well as at increasing the athletic skills of the participants of the Meeting. In the framework of the contest specialists of the AIDS Centre together with the experts of the Project organized and conducted an action called „Information Stall”. The purpose of the action was to increase awareness on HIV/AIDS among the youth as well as to promote the sex behaviour change of the young people to the more secure one in respect to HIV/AIDS. The organizers of the action disseminated information about the HIV/AIDS service centres active in the city of Ulan-Ude.

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II Tourist Meeting,
the Baikal Lake

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Participants of the action
„Information Stall”

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Participants of the action
„Information Stall”

April 2005 – a seminar for volunteers from „Young -to-Young” movement conducted in „Youth” summer camp in Ulyanovsk.. Buryat volunteers met for the same seminar on the Baykal lake in June 2005.

Within the period from November to December 2004 the volunteers groups of teen-agers „Young-to-Young” have been formed in Ulyanovsk. Thanks to the efforts of the adult activists three groups were initially formed in Ulyanovsk. Today these groups are united in one movement „Young-to-Young”. In Buryatia such movement has already existed. With the help and support of experts of the project, the movement has been expanded and developed. At the present moment about 30 volunteers groups actively operate in Buryatia. Experts of the project conducted trainings for teen-agers and young people in both regions. The trainings focused on HIV prevention and combat among the youth.