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What is the primary problem your venture is trying to address and how are you addressing it (or planning to address it)?
The primary problem we are looking at is the increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases in Brunei. In 2006, the number of local HIV/AIDS cases in Brunei was 30. It jumped to 41 as of June 2008, an increase of over 36% in 2 years. The number of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Brunei has jumped to an all-high 480 cases in 2006. This is quite a significant number for a 380,000 Muslim-majority population in Brunei.
Sexual related matters which include teenage pregnancy and condom usage are sensitive issues in Brunei. Due to this, Penyinar Club, the youth division of the NGO, Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council, led by the Sentient Team devised a roadshow education programme for young people called HAPPY (HIV Awareness Programme for Peers & Youth). (A pilot programme started in 2005 and finalised as HAPPY in 2008 under B-@ktif Competition, a local project proposal and implementation competition)