The Prevention of and Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Schools in the Principality from 28th November to 4th December
Interactive workshops and lectures on issues related to the subject of HIV/AIDS are being offered to children in Years 11 and 12 of the Lycée Albert 1er, as they have been every year since 2008.
This programme is carried out under the aegis of the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and the Free and Anonymous Screening Centre (CDAG).
The workshops for Year 11 are conducted in the following manner: five doctors or nurses from the CDAG share the task - each leads an interactive lesson for five or six pupils. This discussion lasts for one-and-a-half or two hours for each class, making it possible to address many different aspects of this subject. In Year 12, a topical presentation is given on the subject of HIV/AIDS.
A number of activities are taking place in connection with these sessions, in partnership with Fight Aids Monaco: firstly, for the second consecutive year, the training restaurant at the Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monte-Carlo will participate in the "Restaurateurs Solidaires" (Restaurateurs in Solidarity) campaign. Then, table mats decorated by members of the association will be distributed to secondary school students, for use at their lunch in the canteen on Friday 30th November. Finally, a quilt will be on show in each secondary school in memory of people who have died of AIDS.
Note that during their time at school, many other activities are undertaken with the schoolchildren - for example, Year 13 children take part in "Zapping Afternoons" (an interactive game based on questions that young people might ask about sexuality and AIDS), which will take place this year on 10th and 11th January 2013.