Young members from the Attik Youth Club in Dagenham were amongst the three finalists who took part in the Lets Get Tested Short Film Award. The ceremony took place at the House of Commons and the awards were announced by Glen Wallace Fisher from Hollyoaks and presented by the Rt. Hon Lord Fowler. 

“Let’s Get Tested” was a national video competition for young adults to highlight the importance of sexual health to their peers. It was a partnership initiative by a national charity, Terrance Higgins Trust and the Abbots Laboratory Limited

The young people produced a music video (SASHA’S TEST) which was shown to an independent panel of judges. The young people from Dagenham were 1st runners up. The competition was opened to young people from all over the country which attracted over 50 contestants ranging from individuals to youth organizations.

Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive Terrence Higgins Trust, commended the young people from Dagenham; he said “though it’s many years since I was a teenager, I particularly liked the music in your video; it still made me tap my feet and nod my head to the rhythm…”

Botis Biavanga, the youth leader of the Dagenham group expressed his delight in attending a function at the House of Commons; he said, “We were very happy to be amongst other talented young people from different parts of the country.” 

In presenting the awards, Lord Fowler commended the sponsors of the event and noted that it is important that young people also take a lead in raising awareness of the importance of sexual health to their peers.

Attik Youth Club is a project of Youth League UK, formerly African Youth League, winners of the Matrix Excellence Award 2005.


Please check  the video below.

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John Wainaina: Phone 02085933222, 07903502936. Email: 

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