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  1. Poverty alleviation and integrated service delivery: Literacy, early child development and health

    This paper argues that many internationally financed literacy programs do not sufficiently take into consideration important daily life issues of the learners, including nutritional deficiencies that may hinder learning, or of children–parent–society interactions that may improve learning. As a result, many programs have become synonymous with increased supply of a low-quality education. …

  2. Zindagi Mile Dobara HIV Treatment Education

    Today, it is possible to live healthy with HIV. Indeed, Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) has been a significant breakthrough in the struggle against HIV and AIDS. In a major advancement for public health, the Government of India rolled out provision of free ART in 2004, making it available for every person living with HIV. The possibility of treatment brings back a sense of hope, and helps reduce the stigma and fear often associated with HIV and AIDS. …

  3. Culturally-adapted and audio-technology assisted HIV/AIDS awareness and education program in rural Nigeria: a cohort study

    This prospective, 14-week cohort study sought to identify changes in HIV knowledge using a culturally-adapted, technology assisted educational approach in three rural Nigerian villages. One group of people were given seminar-based education, while another were given a portable, digial audio technology-based educational program, which drew on the rural culture of oral learning. The majority of the participants were Muslim (99%), male (53.3%) and lacked formal education (55%). HIV knowledge was improved by a larger degree in the technology facilitated group than the seminar-based group. …

  4. Health and family life education curriculum for primary schools: Lower, Middle and Upper divisions guides and Resource Guides for Teachers

    This six booklets on Health and family life education (HFLE) are intended to teachers of primary schools. The purpose of these guides is to provide teachers with materials and resources to implement HFLE. These guides build on the foundation of the Regional Curriculum Framework for HLFE, which sets out the HFLE philosophy and standards for teaching and identifies the desired knowledge, skills and behavioral outcomes for students. Unit themes and the content of lessons are responsive to the many health and social challenges in the region, including HIV/AIDS, violence and substance abuse. …

  5. Me, You and AIDS: a product of a UNESCO/DANIDA workshop for the preparation of post-literacy materials and radio programmes for women and girls in Africa (Kenya)

    Me, You and AIDS is one of an ever-growing series of learning materials produced under a UNESCO-DANIDA workshop for the preparation of post-literacy materials and radio programmes for women and girls in Africa, in 2000. Written by Africans for Africans, this booklet aims to produce gender-sensitive material in the context of the DANIDA-UNESCO Special Project for Education of Girls and Women in Africa. There is an effort to respond to urgent issues and problem facing African women and men today. …

  6. Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice linked to HIV Prevention in Young Children and Adolescents

    This study covers children and young people living in vulnerable communities in high resettlement areas and a high-density poor peri-urban area in Luanda. The study carried out over three months highlighted that low levels of awareness and a lack of information in terms of quality reproductive and sexual health, within both rural and urban communities, is compounded by a lack of resources within social sectors. Young girls, the disabled and those involved or impacted upon by conflict are particularly vulnerable. …

  7. Women and Men. Together for HIV/AIDS Prevention. Literacy, Gender and HIV/AIDS

    The stereotyping of men and women reinforces unequal sexual practice; a vision of women as weak, innocent, passive and submissive while men are strong, virile, possessive and authoritative is conducive to rape and violence. The role of superstitious beliefs is an important factor; these generally take from women in various ways their right of choice and power of decision over their bodies.The special problems of living with HIV occur in all societies; the responsibility for honesty in sexual relations and proper care of sufferers. …

  8. Addressing gender relations in HIV prevention through literacy

    The discourse on the relationship between literacy and HIV is dominated by the belief that illiteracy is one of the causes of HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, the gender disparity in literacy rates means that women illiterates belong to the high risk groups. Comparing the literacy rate of the ten countries with double digit HIV prevalence rates seems to disprove this hypothesis as seven of these countries have estimated literacy rates of at least 79%. …

  9. Young people we care! Making a difference in our community

    This book is designed by the NGO "Young people we care" to encourage and help groups of young people to support younger children, their peers and adults who are living in communities and households affected by AIDS. It was published in 2005 in Zimbabwe. It can also be used by organisations that want to encourage young people to support their home-based care activities or organisations assisting children affected by AIDS. Young people we care is for use by any group of young people aged 15-24 years. …

  10. Young people, health, HIV, AIDS and development: a case for Uganda

    The paper outlines a background to the current social, health, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV and AIDS status of young people, and the magnitude and impacts of the AIDS epidemic with specific focus on young people's vulnerability to HIV infection. It provides an overview of Uganda response to HIV and AIDS highlighting policy interventions, strategies, approaches and the contributions of young people in the response. Challenges and emerging issues and opportunities for scaling up the response are briefly explored. …

  11. Rapport de l'atelier de validation du programme d'alphabétisation en Tshiluba

    L'atelier de validation du programme d'alphabétisation en Tshiluba qui a accueilli 21 participants provenant des Ministères des Affaires Sociales et de la Jeunesse, des ONGs et ASBL privées, avait pour but de présenter la nouvelle politique d'alphabétisation. En effet, jusqu'ici l'alphabétisation classique ou traditionnelle était appliquée alors que les apprenants adultes réclamaient un programme plus consistant permettant d'améliorer les conditions de vie. …

  12. Role of faith based organisations in adult education in Kenya

    The workshop on the 'Role of Faith-Based Organisations in Adult Education' was convened with support from UNESCO from 6th - 7th, July 2004.The purpose was to sensitise and mobilise support for the national literacy survey and build consensus on ways of revamping adult education and literacy programmes. …

  13. Rapport de l'atelier de validation du programme d'alphabétisation en Kikongo

    Le programme présenté lors de l'atelier d'avril 2006, en Kikongo, propose une alphabétisation fonctionnelle conscientisante qui aide les adultes à lire, écrire et calculer en vue d'améliorer leurs conditions de vie. Par le biais des images, des croquis, des contes, les adultes analysent les problèmes qu'ils vivent dans leur milieu et essaient d'y apporter des solutions.

  14. African stories: results of the UNESCO/DANIDA workshops for the preparation of post-literacy reading materials and radio programmes for girls and women in Africa

    African stories: results of the UNESCO/DANIDA workshops for the preparation of post-literacy reading materials and radio programmes for girls and women in Africa

  15. Developing materials on HIV/AIDS/STIs for low-literate audiences

    The guide provides a comprehensive methodology for developing materials for low-literate audiences in the context of a behavior change communication (BCC) programme. It demonstrates the process of learning about target populations using qualitative research methodologies, developing effective messages with their input, and crafting visual messages to support the overall HIV and AIDS programme. The guide also outlines a process for pretesting to ensure that the information and issues are understood by the population groups that programmes are trying to reach and influence.

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