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  1. Go Teachers! Creating a safe and supportive environment for girls at school: A training manual for school personnel and teachers

    The Go Girls! Toolkit is designed to support a comprehensive program that aims to reduce girls’ vulnerability to HIV/AIDS by reaching out to communities, schools, parents, boys and young girls using participatory awareness raising, community action items, and skills building tools. The tools have been pilot tested in the three implementation countries – Malawi, Mozambique, and Botswana – and revised based on the feedback from the facilitators and participants in each of the three countries

  2. Engaging school personnel in making schools safe for girls in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique

    Girls are vulnerable to HIV in part because the social systems in which they live have failed to protect them. This study evaluates a program aimed at making schools safe for girl learners in order to reduce girls’ vulnerability to HIV in Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique. In addition to an extensive process evaluation with school personnel program participants, program facilitators, and community members, a cross-sectional post-intervention survey was conducted among adolescent girls in the three countries. The total sample size was 1249 adolescent girls (ages 11–18). …

  3. Violence in primary schools in Southern and Eastern Africa: Some evidence from SACMEQ

    Special attention was given to the issues related to school violence in the studies conducted by a consortium known as Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ). These issues were included in the form of research questions which sought information on pupils’ and teachers’ behavioural problems at the primary school level. This paper addresses the following three research questions: (1) What were the changes in the perceived occurrence of school violence in SACMEQ school systems between 2000 and 2007? …

  4. HIV/AIDS educational strategies in private primary schools: a pilot study in Gaborone City, Botswana

    The study was a descriptive survey conducted in 14 private primary schools in Gaborne city in Botswana. A structured and self-administered instrument was used to collect data from 12 head masters out of the 14 headmasters identified to participate in the study. Descriptive statistics was used to report the findings. The results showed that the private primary schools in Gaborone use a variety of HIV/AIDS prevention educational strategies to make primary school pupils aware of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country. …

  5. Teacher management in a context of HIV and AIDS: Botswana Report

    This study aims to describe and analyse the results of a qualitative research study on teacher management policies, tools and practices in Botswana, a country where HIV and AIDS is highly prevalent. The research aims to discover whether teacher management policies, tools and practices have evolved in high prevalence settings as a response to the HIV epidemic.

  6. Status and Impacts of HIV/AIDS in Agricultural Universities and Colleges in Africa

    The report looks into the status, impact and preventive actions taken by some of the partner universities and colleges in Africa of Agricultural University of Norway (NLH) against the spread of HIV/AIDS. …

  7. Ministry of Education Response to HIV/AIDS: Country Presentation: Botswana

    The first AIDS case in Botswana was reported in 1985. By the year 2000 the country was experiencing one of the severest HIV/AIDS epidemic on the continent. The governments' initial response was to start a National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and a short Term Plan. Government of Botswana developed a National HIV/AIDS Policy in 1993. Following this came the medium Term Plan I (MTPI) which placed response to the epidemic on the Health Sector at the district level. At the end of the implementation of the MTPI it was realised that there was a need to shift to a multi-sectoral approach. …

  8. HIV/AIDS policy. Botswana Training Authority policies and procedures. (To be read in conjunction with the BOTA General Staff Conditions of Service.)

    The objectives of the policy are:To assist those uninfected to remain free of HIV.To support those already infected with HIV and those affected by the epidemic.To sustain a high level of awareness.To influence positive behavioural change.To develop preventive HIV/AIDS programmes.To encourage voluntary testing and treatment where applicable.To discourage stigma and discrimination towards those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

  9. HIV/AIDS in TVET staff development in Botswana

    As probably the most affected country in the world, Botswana has to develop strategic plans as well as interventions in each area of life to combat HIV/AIDS. HIV and AIDS have a significant impact on educational demand, supply and quality. More specifically, the HIV/AIDS pandemic is affecting the provision of education: teachers and students in general are in many ways living directly and indirectly with HIV and AIDS. …

  10. HIV/AIDS and the Public Sector Workforce: An action guide for managers

    HIV/AIDS is having a serious effect on government employees and on the functions they perform. The decreasing ability of government offices to carry out their assigned tasks has ripple effects across all of society. The policy, oversight, and service delivery roles of government are interdependent. Disruptions at one place or level will influence the effectiveness at others. …

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