This action research was conducted with the technical support from FHI (Family Health International) in 2002. Bangladesh still a very low prevalence of HIV but to have high potentials to expose of high endemic. Sexual intercourse is the most common way to passing of HIV. But the second way of transmission, injection of drugs. Like other conservative societies, Bangladesh is pre-dominantly stigmatized and the community upholds violent and discriminating attitudes towards the most vulnerable groups like IDUs and the infected and affected are stigmatized which subsequently inhibit to overcome the problem.
Part of its environmental education program TREE implemented a Waste Management Education Program jointly withBCAS (Bangladesh Center for advanced studies) and the British Council in 2004-2005 with 30 high schools at Savar. The activities were to train teachers, organize an essay competition, debate and community cleaning camp for local communities. The main idea was to explore the engagement opportunities of future leaders to develop a hazard-free and environmentally sound society.
“TREE tries to meet the needs of the children, but definitely it is the children’s decision on how it can meet.” Such was the quote of the TREE team as there was a presentation at a local education institute Gakulnagar School in Savar area on the initiatives of the TREE with children.
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