DREAM STEM program launched at Oniipa
08 Jun 2019 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 08 JUN (NAMPA) The U.S. (United States of America) President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and in collaboration with the Namibian government, launched a DREAMS STEM Educational Empowerment Program at Oniipa in the Oshikoto Region recently.
Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, Safe (DREAMS) is a PEPFAR funded programme focusing on adolescent girls and young women to reduce their risk of contracting HIV and increase their ability to fulfill their dreams and aspirations.
It includes, among others, the provision of sexual reproductive health and gender-based violence education, counseling services, safe spaces and capacity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
In a media statement availed to Nampa on Friday, U.S Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson was quoted as saying the program is implemented by USAID through its partner, Project Hope, together with the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
She added that another project is the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention with Information Technology, which is currently running in Windhoek, Katima Mulilo, Tsumeb, Omuthiya and Onandjokwe.