News & Highlights, News UpdatesStandard Chartered Kickoff brings HIV/AIDS Awareness to YouthPosted on November 29, 2011Petition and pledges to prevent the dangers of HIV/AIDS and Drugs abuse were signed by thousands of students of Junior High School 9 Jakarta. Ripple Program has been successful in activating young people to care and reach out to their peers. The activation rate has been consistent over the years with a ratio of 1 to 200; it simply means that for every teen trained (as peer trainer in life skills in HIV and drug abuse prevention), they will in turn train an average of 200 peers within 3-6 months following their training.Country Head Corporate Affairs Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia, Sonitha Poernomo gave her opening remarks at the Junior High School 9 Jakarta. Standard Chartered HIV education programme began in 1999 and since 2007 Standard Chartered have trained over 4,000 youth as HIV peer educators. These efforts resulted in education for 600,000 people and 145,000 people who have attended HIV education sessions within their network.Director of Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HeLP) - YCAB Foundation giving the Training of Trainers materials to the employees of Standard Chartered Bank Indonesia and the student council board of Junior High School 9 in Jakarta. Since 2008 HeLP flagship program has steadily brought Ripple Program to almost half a million every year, covering 7% of teen in-school population.Standard Chartered Bank employees campaigned on the dangers of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse to the students in Jakarta. Standard Chartered Bank have pledged to the Clinton Global Initiative to educate one million people on HIV/AIDS by 2010. To achieve this, Standard Chartered joined forces with YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to work together in educating people about HIV/AIDS.