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  1. GLOBAL BUSINESS COALITION ON HIV/AIDS GDF SUEZ ACTIONS & LEARNINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA WITHIN COMPANY AND TOWARDS LOCAL COMMUNITIES February 2, 2010 Patrick Ayoub, GDF SUEZ delegate in South Africa

  2. ONGOING AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS • An ongoing effort • Posters, handouts, kits etc. • Presentations, educational DVD’s for small groups • Condom dispensers • HR forums with unions representatives • HIV/AIDS day • Peer Educators, a success • to promote open discussion • ongoing training of educators

  3. KNOW YOUR STATUS CAMPAIGNS • Internal policy communicated (Guaranteed anonymity, equal rights, social inclusion) • Voluntary testing done from 2005 for all (with undisclosed results) • Testing promoted by Peer Educators and supervisors on an ongoing basis • Counseling • Referrals to MDs by Peer Educators / Supervisors for check-ups and medication

  4. CSR: VALUED CITIZENS INITIATIVE • Making valued citizens through enhancing values in education (self acceptance, respect for self and others, dignity, accountability, love, care, constitutional values etc.) in schools • Prevention of crime and violence, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, drug addiction etc. through responsible choices and communication with parents, educators and communities... • ...leads among others to prevention of HIV/AIDS • A GDF SUEZ - Valued Citizens Initiative partnership since 2002 • The Valued Citizens program reached 1775 public schools, 423000 learners and 3500 educators in Gauteng, Limpopo and Free State • The Inspire program was launched in 2009 and reaches already 9000 learners in Northern KwaZuluNatal

  5. THE FIGHT AGAINST HIV AIDS: LEARNINGS • CSR to uplift children and women lives • Local stakeholders buy-in, a must • Selection based on sustainability • Governance (reporting and audits) • Initiatives favouring prevention and value creation for communities • VCI & Inspire programs (Education) • Local CSR programs in rural areas • SME creation and sustainability (Sewing, gardening, catering etc.) by rural women to create jobs and value • Children uplifment (Orphanages equipment, sports equipment to keep away from drugs, playgrounds, educational toys etc.)