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Marta is 17 years old and a student at Mazicuera General Secondary School. She lives with her parents and brother in one of the richest districts in the central province of Manica in Mozambique. Marta is passionate about issues affecting girls, such as HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, premature marriage, sexual abuse. For over 2 years, she has been a youth activist involved in youth consciousness-raising and mobilization efforts through Gondola Health Centre’s Youth-Friendly Health Services (YFHS) and their mobile unit project. These mobile units travel to rural communities and towns to educate others about AIDS-related issues.

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E muito Bonito Ver Fotos feitas por essa moça qui quase nao contava um dia poder ser fotografa. Muita foraça Marta, e o meu apelo e para que continues nessa aventura
Alberto Joaquim (Beto)
Cidade de Chimoio
Posted Sunday, August 26, 2007 11:22PM

Ola Marta! Gostaria de te parabenizar pelas fotos e pelo trabalho que tem vindo a fazer nas comunidades, no ambito da campanha de sensibilizacao e mobilizacao contra o HIV/Sida. Nao disista, pois tens um futuro promissor. Bom trabalho
Joao Junior Raposo
Chimoio -Manica -Mocambique
Posted Monday, August 13, 2007 5:53AM

Forca nesta caminhada etam bom de ciranca para cianca
Fernando Manjate
Chimoio, Manica, Mocambique
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 7:40AM

foi bonito ter tido pelo menos a identidade dos teus parentes.agora sabemos o quanto os bilhetes de identidade sao importantes.tens uma foto e os seus dados.forca,juizo,e muitas dia tera o que hoje nao tens.
Chimoio -Manica -Mocambique
Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007 5:56AM

Felicia: I hope the memories in your photo are good ones. You've made this so, for me. /ejs
elise atearthlinkdotnet
Memphis TN
Posted Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:27AM

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My name is Marta Felícia da Consolata André. I'm an activist in the Youth-Friendly Health Services (YFHS) and I'm 17 years old, I was born on 28 February 1990 in Missumba, in Niassa province, and currently I live with my parents and brothers in the Eduardo Mondlane neighbourhood in Gondola, one of the richest districts in the central province of Manica. I'm an 8th grade student in the Mazicuera General Secondary School.

When I was 15 I became impassioned about speaking in public about the diseases which affect us girls. In this context, in November 2005, I benefited from training about HIV and AIDS, pregnancy, premature marriage and sexual abuse. From them until today I have been working as an activist in the YFHS at the Gondola health centre.

Fortunately, from the Gondola health centre I became involved in mobilisation and consciousness-raising activities in the communities of my district, undertaken by the non-Governmental Organisations that work in partnership with the Manica Provincial Health Directorate, mainly GESOM (Manica Social Education Group), through its mobile unit project, with financial support from UNICEF for its activities. I have also participated in the activities of another NGO, Health Alliance International (HAI).


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