Earlier this fall, The Condom Project had the pleasure of training an incredible group of students and peer educators in the Bahamas.  This was very special for our team, as it was the first time that The CONDOMIZE Campaign had trained a group to CONDOMIZE their own community without being able to be in that community to see the program through to implementation…

And we are thrilled to report that the amazing participants from Bahamas Red Cross, The Society Against STIs & HIV (SASH) Bahamas and The College of The Bahamas (COBUS) have done us proud 😀  They are going to be a wild success at the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference, and The Condom Project will be sending all of our love and support to them while we are in Ethiopia this winter!

Condom Art Pins!

Condom Art Pin making!

Adrian, our CONDOMIZE Artistic Engineer, leading the Condom Art Pin training

My workshop on condoms, lubricants & additional safer sex supplies available around the world :-)

My workshop on condoms, lubricants & additional safer sex supplies available around the world 🙂

Fantastic participation from the Peer Educators at Bahamas Red Cross, SASH & COBUS

Fantastic participation from the Peer Educators at Bahamas Red Cross, SASH & COBUS

Demonstraing the fit of a finger cot...

Demonstraing the fit of a finger cot...

... and my favorite party trick: How to Make a Dental Dam Out of a Condom, Using Only Your Teeth

... and my favorite party trick: How to Make a Dental Dam Out of a Condom, Using Only Your Teeth

How To Use a Dental Dam

How To Use a Dental Dam

A brief overview of how condoms are tested, with a demonstration of the destructive effects of oil-based substances on latex barriers

A brief overview of how condoms are tested, with a demonstration of the destructive effects of oil-based substances on latex barriers

The CONDOMIZE Campaign on Twitter, sizzling with Bahamian tweets

The CONDOMIZE Campaign on Twitter, sizzling with Bahamian tweets

Africa & the Caribbean connect, via Twitter

Scouting the 10A bus route for condom distribution during the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference

Scouting the 10A bus route for condom distribution during the 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference

Roundtable on condom distribution techniques

Roundtable on condom distribution techniques

Amanda, organizing roundtable take-aways...

Amanda, organizing roundtable take-aways...

Mock set-up of the CONDOMIZE Zone!

Mock set-up of the CONDOMIZE Zone!

Welcome to the Condom Art Pin making table!

Me, training the Presenting Educators on CONDOMIZE Zone set-up

Me, training the Presenting Educators on CONDOMIZE Zone set-up

Victor from SASH, taking his place behind my table of safer sex supplies available around the world

Victor from SASH, taking his place behind my table of safer sex supplies available around the world

Me, with the Caribbean Presenting Educators (aka, the Bahamian versions of me)!

Me, with the Caribbean Presenting Educators (aka, the Bahamian versions of me)!

A review of the budget...

A review of the budget...

... and lunchtime!

... and lunchtime!

Adrian with Condom Art Pin trainers

Me & the Peer Educators from Bahamas Red Cross

Me & the Peer Educators from Bahamas Red Cross

Me & the gentlemen from SASH Bahamas

Me & the gentlemen from SASH Bahamas

To quote one of our recent CONDOMIZE blog posts… “Our future’s so bright, we’ve gotta CONDOMIZE.” I am so proud of you, Bahamas!!! The 2011 Caribbean HIV Conference is going to be amazing 😀  Sending you much love from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia… xojl

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