My experience4life

Article published on March 30, 2010
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Article published on March 30, 2010

Author: Nina Pavlovska, Focal Point for Y-PEER Macedonia

Of the 7,400 people infected with HIV each day, almost half are under the age of 25. As the single largest group infected and affected by the virus, a huge part of the potential solution to this issue lies with the young people just like you or me.

For this reason I got myself involved in Y-PEER (Youth Peer Education Network) which is a global youth network that aims to promote a healthy life style through peer to peer approach and to empower young people to make responsible decisions. Pioneered and supported by UNFPA, the Y-PEER network not only gives opportunities for young people to get involved as trainers and peer educators in sexual and reproductive health, but it also has amazing international partner organizations where young people could work as fellows and gain unforgettable experience.

Tears in my eyes rushed out of excitement when I heard the news that I was selected to do this kind of fellowship in the dance4life international foundation in Amsterdam. I knew that the experience that will follow would be a giant leap in my personal and professional development, but also a great benefit for both organizations. And apparently, I am happy to say that those expectations were fulfilled.

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