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In 2008 QASA submitted a proposal to develop and roll out the Rolling Positive programme in six provinces. The proposal became part of the successful Round 9 country application and was launched in August 2010.
The main aim of the programme is to identify suitable people with disabilities who will undergo training as Peer Educators, Lay Counsellors and Support Group Facilitators. They will reach out to their communities with relevant information and educational materials, conduct 2-day Education and Awareness workshops in HIV/AIDS-STIs-TB and be able to provide counselling and information and make referrals for sexual and reproductive health services.
To date, Rolling Positive has conducted 2-day Education and Awareness workshops in HIV/AIDSSTIs- TB in Vanderbijlpark, Pinetown, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Soweto. The first advanced workshop to train Peer Educators, Lay Counsellors and Support Group Facilitators will be held in Bloemfontein and a 2-day Education and Awareness workshop in HIV/AIDS/STIs/TB in Bethlehem.