Natya and the ACET Thailand team deliver their SMART life and Sharp Life education programmes in six Singburi secondary schools.
The aim of the programmes is not only to give young people information about HIV, AIDS and other sexual health matters, but also to help them make wise choices regarding relationships and sex. The team talk to the students about drug use and HIV transmission too, which is a growing problem in Thailand.
Young people from the SMART Life programme are involved in ACET Thailand’s work in practical ways. They take part in HIV and AIDS awareness activities in the community through local radio broadcasts, especially during Thai festivals. They also accompany ACET Thailand staff on visits to people living with AIDS, and the elderly, in hospital and their homes, taking them gifts of food as well as reading the Bible, singing and praying with them.