United Bricklayers

United Bricklayers facilitates and advocates for the social and economic development of the most vulnerable. The membership-based organization works in partnership with relevant organizations and the broader community to address issues of care and support and prevention in Guyana.

Grants Received

GM-0058: Improving Capacity to Deliver Effective HIV Services for Key Affected Populations in Guyana

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    Award Period:
    February 01, 2014 to September 30, 2015

 Country: Guyana  |  Associated APC Country Office: Guyana

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization provides peer education, condom and lubricant promotion and distribution, risk assessment and reduction, and economic strengthening activities. Additionally, United Bricklayers offers referrals for screening, care and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), and behavior change activities. These behavior change activities include support groups and capacity building sessions designed to address stigma and discrimination and impart skills that will provide alternative means of income generation.

Keywords: Guyana, capacity building, HIV/AIDS, key populations, testing and counseling, training

GM-0024

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    Award Period:
    September 01, 2013 to January 31, 2014

 Country: Guyana  |  Associated APC Country Office: Guyana

Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), United Bricklayers targets key populations including men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW) in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana to reduce the spread of HIV. The organization prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana by targeting prevention activities at the most at risk populations. These prevention activities include sessions and workshops focusing on peer education and outreach, risk education counseling, support groups, economic strengthening, and awareness. United Bricklayers also provides referrals for key affected populations to hospitals and other health clinics.

Keywords: Guyana, HIV/AIDS, key populations, sexual and reproductive health, vulnerable populations