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  1. The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education in Kenya, and the Potential for Using Education in the Widest Sense for the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS

    The general objective of this research study was to investigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on education. The study also sought to find out how education can be used in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.The findings of this study show that HIV/AIDS has had wide spread effects on children's learning experiences. Children are now becoming subject to many psycho-socio impacts of HIV/AIDS such as stigma, fear, worry, depression and hopelessness. …

  2. Strengthening the education sector response to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean: UNESCO/WB partnership in support of Caricom strategy in education and HIV and AIDS

    This report presents the findings and outcomes of the three joint UNESCO/WB missions to Guyana, Jamaica and St. Lucia, and elaborates on next steps identified for action at both national and regional levels. The report also sets these findings and next steps within the broader context of the Caribbean plan for action and presents in its appendices, sample resources to guide the development of a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS by the education sector.

  3. Response of the education sector in the Commonwealth Caribbean to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A preliminary overview

    The intention of this note is to provide information on the education sector response to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, with particular reference to the concerns of the ILO for efforts to develop and apply workplace policies on HIV/AIDS in schools, training institutions and universities.

  4. Learning for life work and the future: research paper on HIV/AIDS in TVET staff development

    The paper underlines the need for TVET to develop common regional strategies for professional development geared towards empowering TVE trainers in planning and implementing the best approaches to HIV/aids education. The trainers are the key holders to the continuous dilemma posed by the epidemic in the education system.

  5. HIV/AIDS: responding to the education challenge

    This document presents the activities of a joint programme, the UNAIDS Interagency Task Team (IATT), to help accelerate the education sector response to HIV/AIDS as an essential contribution to achieving EFA goals. The joint programme provides a forum for countries to share experience of responding to HIV/AIDS, with the goals of mitigating the impact of the disease on the education sector, and preventing infection in students and teachers. …

  6. Ensuring Access to Education for Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children through Safe and Supportive Hostel Boarding Facilities

    The main objectives of this study were to: ascertain how far existing government and informal hostels catered for the needs of orphans and vulnerable children; assess the merits of alternatives to hostels; present an analysis of factors determining the success/failure of current community hostels; make recommendations on re-formulating entry qualifications for formal and informal hostels.

  7. Enhancing the development of leadership skills in the management of HIV and AIDS in secondary schools

    This report presents the findings of baseline survey to determine the current situation with regards to the HIV and AIDS programmes in all Secondary Schools in Botswana. The report analyses the findings and provides advice and a set of recommendations to increase the usefulness of present and future interventions. The survey was conducted among the Management staff in both Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.The overall goal of the project under evaluation was to develop skills in the management of HIV and AIDS in Secondary Schools' Management and Leadership. …

  8. Education sector global HIV and AIDS readiness survey 2004: policy implications for education and development. An integration of perspectives from ministries of education and civil society

    The Education Sector Global HIV and AIDS Readiness Survey 2004: Policy Implications for Education and Development synthesises MoEs and civil society's assessment of activity, achievements, and planning regarding: Ministry of Education HIV and AIDS structures; Enabling environment for an effective response HIV and AIDS mainstreaming; Workplace issues and human resources; Workplace HIV and AIDS programmes; HIV and AIDS and the curriculum; Responses aimed at those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS; Partnership development in response to HIV and AIDS; Research guiding the response to HIV and A …

  9. Contextualizing HIV/AIDS in educational planning and management. A training needs assessment for educational planners and managers in Rwanda

    The first AIDS case was identified in Rwanda in 1983, and since then the prevalence rates of the epidemic have remained high, despite efforts at prevention. In Rwanda, impact studies also predict adverse impacts of HIV/AIDS on the supply and quality of education in the country.Educational planners and managers at various levels need to recognise the nature and extent of this impact and be equipped with the necessary conceptual and analytical tools to deal with HIV/AIDS. …

  10. Contextualizing HIV/AIDS in educational planning and management. A training needs assessment for educational planners and managers in Kenya

    The main aim of this study was to assess training needs for educational planners and managers in the context of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.The Kenyan government's overall policy goal for primary education is to achieve Universal Primary Education (UPE) by 2005, which is consistent with the Dakar commitment to provide Education for All by 2015 (UNESCO; 2000). To achieve these policy objectives, the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) Government has taken the initiative of implementing a free primary education programme, which began in February 2003. …

  11. Contextualizing HIV/AIDS in educational planning and management. A training needs assessment for educational planners and managers in Ghana

    HIV/AIDS constitutes a major threat to the education system in Ghana. HIV/AIDS is negatively impacting on the Ghanaian education systems as teachers and other key personnel are dying or becoming ill. Student enrolment and achievement are falling as children become infected or are needed to assist with care in the home. …

  12. Contextualizing HIV/AIDS in educational planning and management. A training needs assessment for educational planners and managers in Ethiopia

    Evidence shows that African education systems are being impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. …

  13. Commonwealth Universities in the Age of HIV/AIDS: What every Senior Executive Needs To Know

    This document is intended to act as a means of mobilising university leaders in our community against HIV/AIDS. It is designed to pose key questions to for institutional leaders and answer some others, i.e. what role can the university play? What impacts will the epidemic have on the university? How will it affect our teaching, research, outreach and operations? What should our priorities be and how can we define a response? …

  14. Combating HIV/AIDS in Eastern Sudan: the case for preventative action

    This paper is a contribution to the debate on preventative education concerning HIV/AIDS. It relates to a programme in eastern Sudan, an area with a largely Muslim population and a wide variety of ethnicities and cultural practices.Ockenden and its local partners began a large multi-sectoral project to fight HIV/AIDS in the eastern part of Sudan in early 2004. Focused on preventing the further increase of the disease in both Red Sea and Kassala States it has four main purposes:1. To increase awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS, 2. …

  15. A study of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP): Common goals, shared responses

    The Caribbean region has the second highest prevalence of HIV infection in the world after sub-Saharan Africa. Extensive population mobility and the very limited capacity of many Caribbean countries to respond to AIDS, combined with a realization that AIDS seriously threatens the economic and social well being of the region, led national and regional partners to join with international organizations in the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP). …

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