Today, March 23, 2016, Gede Foundation’s team held an end-of-project meeting with its South-West Zonal Representative. The meeting was a bitter-sweet event as it was a mixture of a sense of accomplishment due to HAF-2 project completion whichreached 4,092 adults in two local government areas of Oyo state with minimum prevention package intervention for HIV-AIDS(MPPI) and nostalgia as our Zonal Representative temporarily leaves Gede’s employment domain.
During the meeting, a general review of the project was conducted, lessons learned were discussed and recorded and necessary transition and handing-over process was observed. It was also an opportunity for the team to go down memory lane when the zonal office was first opened in 2010. After almost 6 years of continuous operation in the SW and a lot of lessons learned from OVC and HIV-AIDS prevention projects, Gede will be temporarily closing its doors in the zone only to pave way to another project that will bring stigmatized and underserved health burdens out of the shadows.
As the old cliché says, “every end translates to a new beginning”.