Abene, a little village in the Casamance district in Senegal
was in 2002 the cradle where LOVE.check originated. Marleen
Engbersen and Karin van Paassen played with children and adults
alike miscellaneous children's games to discover the best
format for LOVE.check. In November 2003 Ms. Paassen returned
to Abene to show the result and to distribute the game to
the primary schools and the local aids information services.
games are used extensively. Their use spreads further and
further: The captain of the kindergarten in Abene, Mr. Lambal,
is also coordinator of the reginal Scouting. A lot of children
and youth have joined this Scouting. He teaches the Scouts
on HIV/AIDS by using LOVE.check.
In the neighboring village of Kafountine, the local midwifes
inform and educate the girls and women of the girl school
Satang Jabang about HIV/AIDS during the public health lessons.
They also utilize LOVE.check and are very pleased with it.