De’Ang villagers kick off our HIV/AIDS and health training with lots of local flavor. The training had to be held in the town center under a single lightbulb.
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Setting up for our training session while enjoying performances of traditional music and dance in a remote De’Ang village in Santaishan Township.
Jingpo ladies perform traditional dance routine with percussive instruments. Read the full training report.
Read the full training report.
Photos from our third training with over 125 people in a in a Jingpo village. The Jingpo people are also known as “Kachins” in Northern Burma (Kachin State). We split into smaller groups for the information session, then reassembled for introductions and song and dance, and then came back to these groups afterwards. We finished with everyone together and had a competition between these groups based on the information sessions that we had just finished.
This training was also with the De’Ang ethnic minority group though with a different group than the previous training. Three villages had people at the training which was held in the largest of the village’s administration compound. Over 175 people showed up! There was lots of talking, Q&A, games and songs with an HIV/AIDS prevention theme. Lots of smiles were passed on both sides and lots of energy. It went well considering how BIG of a group there was.
This trip I invited a Canadian friend who has been working here in Hong Kong for 4 years, Michael Lang, to join us. He has been raising funds for NGOs over the past 3 years and is very interested in helping us with our work in Yunnan.