The Ministry of Labour is taking its HIV/AIDS prevention message to the streets for the third consecutive year, with a bus tour which will target agricultural and poultry workers in the north of the island.

This initiative is scheduled to be held next Thursday, January 20, and is part of the Ministry’s HIV/AIDS Education Programme, aimed at reducing the vulnerability of all workers to HIV, AIDS and other chronic illnesses.??

HIV/AIDS peer counselors, led by the Ministry of Labour’s Project Coordinator, Rhonda Boucher, will visit a number of plantations, factories and farms along the route, where literature and promotional items will be handed out.?? ??

The tour begins at Portvale Factory in St. James, before moving on to Haymans Factory and Warleigh in St Peter.?? The counselors will then traverse the parish of St. Lucy, targeting Farr’s Children’s Home, Broomefield and Springhall plantations, the St. Lucy Secondary School, Fresh Meadows, Cool Chick, Sunrise Chick and Star Chick Farms.?? They will also stop at the Mount Gay Plantation, in St. Lucy.

The tour ends after the team pays a visit to Castle and Welchtown plantations in St. Peter.

Drama presentations are scheduled to be held at Portvale Factory, St. Lucy Secondary School and Star Chick Farm.?? A special presentation will also be made to the Farr’s Children’s Home.??

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