Calabar: Clear Lines Publications, 2003. 161 p.
Authors: 
Madunagu, Benedicte E.
Organizations: 
Girls' Power Initiative, GPI
Edition: 
Second edition
ISBN: 
978-36491-2-4
Notes: 
This programme is a 3-year curriculum, including level 1, level 2 and level 3.
Description: 
This document is a training manual designed to help facilitator to provide sexuality education (human sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, rights and responsibilities). This training manual (level 2) was produced and revised by Girl's power initiative (GPI), a Nigerian NGO in 2003. GPI focus on assisting the girls to achieve personal empowerment and to reject inequality; building their leadership skills to overcome subservient roles and take on active engagement on equal basis with their male peers; educating them to take actions to overcome risks to their health arising from gender violence and discrimination. It is assumed that adolescents need to receive clear, protective messages about sexual decision-making, because they need to hear affirming messages about healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. The curriculum also emphasizes the role of facilitators and give some tips on facilitating skills. This manual is for level 2, it means that lessons in level 1 need to be covered as a prerequisite and basis for treating the topics in level 2 and 3. The methods of training will be different depending on whether the girls are 10-14 years old or above 15 years. The method used in the curriculum is participative : it promotes the realization of different activities such as ice-breaker, role-play, brainstorming, small group discussions, story lines or case studies, myths and facts.... The contents are : preface, Girl's power initiative Nigeria, background and guiding concepts, guiding principles, key strategies in GPI programmes, GPI information, education and services, introduction, 1) knowing about GPI, 2) human sexuality, 3) communication skills, 4) peer pressure, 5) rape, 6) anatomy and physiology of female reproductive system, 7) anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system, 8) pregnancy and childbirth, 9) pregnancy by choice, 10) contraception, 11) harmful traditional practices, 12) human sexual response cycle, 13) sexual dysfunction, 14) sexual behaviour, 15) adolescence, 16) cancers and self-examination, 17) HIV/AIDS, 18) sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Each chapter is divided into several sequences: goal, objectives, concepts/common beliefs, materials, activity/time, lesson sequence (opening, ice-breakers, activities, evaluation, closing, action assignment), technical information, reference. Concerning the HIV and AIDS chapter, the objectives are : know basic information on the prevalence of HIV and AIDS, differenciate between HIV and AIDS, identify ways in which HIV is not transmitted, identify ways of transmission of HIV and prevention, know the progression of HIV & AIDS with signs and symptoms. An activity consists of a condom demonstration.
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