The Behaviour Change and Social Marketing (BCSM) Project said that it trained about 60 000 people in the 4 years it has been operating in Gakenke district to prevent HIV/AIDS through debates and dramas.
In the function to close the work of this project on this Wednesday the 13th.June.2012 the representative of Shyira diocese pastor Charles Kubwayo said that some actions of this project has stopped because of financial shortage but teaching Rwandans about AIDS prevention will keep on.
Starting with 2008, the actions of this project are meant to teach people how to prevent HIV/AIDS, Malaria by sensitizing people to use mosquito nets, using health services and using family planning.
The message delivered by BCSM played a role in preventing AIDS especially in youth that dropped out of school that did not have enough information about AIDS and about their reproductive health when their studying fellows got information through anti AIDS club.
People who attended this function said that the number of men and women who participate in family planning increased after being trained by this project. They also participated in the use of mosquito nets and water clearing syrup and this has decreased the infections of malaria and diarrheal.
Mado Umuhoza the executive secretary of Nemba sector said that the teachings of BCSM about family planning increased from 32percent to 53percent.
BCSM project with the support of Shyira Diocese Anglican Church of Rwanda started in 2008 and it worked in the 5 sectors of Nemba, Busengo, Cyabingo, Muzo and Gakenke in Gakenke district and it has closed after using about $400Million that was given by Global fund.