Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Is CoH (Channel of Hope) method best for Wamena?

After several workshops of Channel of Hope, KITA BISA finally argued the method vs Stepping Stones method. Both methods have its own strengths and weaknesses. For CoH, since it related with the bible and Christians values were easily adopted in Wamena. People did not need to argue Christian values since most of them were Christians.

Stepping Stones itself uses general approach that happened in usual practices or behaviors of the community. Based on African culture, it'd likely the same with what happened in Wamena outskirts.

For both of methods, lack of educational background of participants still the main obstacles. Without proper background of education, it will take longer time to transmitting HIV prevention messages. Based on this, KITA BISA uses both methods depend on participants conditions.

After all, we're all agree that Wamena needs its own method !

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