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  1. Rwanda: study of literacy needs and programmes for youth and adults

    This study ordered by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research of Rwanda, had four components. 1. Review of relevant documentation. 2. Meetings and consultations with various stakeholders. 3. Field visits to selected sites in various provinces and districts, in urban and rural areas. 4. A survey of adult literacy needs and desires and ongoing programme experience, which was the main component of the study.

  2. A report of the eastern African ministries of education HIV/AIDS focal points meeting, UN House, Abuja, Nigeria, 7th December 2005

    An all day meeting of the Ministries of Education Focal Points (FPs) for HIV/AIDS was conducted in Abuja Nigeria on Wednesday the 7th of 2005. The main objectives of the meeting were: i) to provide an opportunity for the Focal Points to start building a team, ii) exchange information on how their countries are responding to the impact of HIV/AIDS on their countries' education sector; and iii) to develop the network's vision, mission and 2006 work plan.

  3. Access to conventional schoolong for children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-national review of recent research evidence

    This paper examines the evidence on access to conventional schooling for children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for the further development of the SOFIE Project. The findings reveal the highly complex and context specific nature of the educational impact. In some areas broad adaptive capacities are emerging that may enable households to support a larger number of orphans whilst in other areas households are reaching the limits of their capacity to cope. …

  4. Pocket fact book on education in Eastern Africa region

    The UNESCO Nairobi Office was asked by the National Assembly of Kenya to organise a meeting and documentation for the Eastern Africa Group of the Forum for African Parliamentarians on Education (FAPED). The Eastern Africa Group is composed of Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. This fact book has been prepared for these countries. It presents existing information from various sources on indicators of development with specific attention to education. Its intent is to provide a brief synopsis of education. …

  5. Strengthening the provision of adolescent-friendly health services to meet the health and development needs of adolescents in Africa

    The publication includes a synthesis and the summarized presentations given at the Regional Consultation on Strengthening the Provision of Adolescent-Friendly Health Services in Africa which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe on 17-21 October 2000.

  6. Strengthening the provision of adolescent-friendly health services to meet the health and development needs of adolescents in Africa: a consensus statement

    The paper presents the consensus statement of the African Regional Consultation on Adolescent-Friendly Health Services (AFHS) facilitated by WHO, and UNICEF which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 17 to 21 October 2000. The statement includes issues such as basic adolescent health needs, health-seeking behaviour, adolescent-friendly health services (AFHS), sustainability, resources, approaches to AFHS, and research areas.

  7. Education in the context of HIV and AIDS: a resource book

    This document was prepared by the UNESCO Abuja (Nigeria) Task Force on Preventive Education (a body set aside, to provide advice on ways to progress with the preventive education agenda). The resource book provides access to information on HIV and AIDS and is aimed at providing guidance to the relevant sectors: governmental and non-governmental organizations, funding agencies and developmental partners, parastatals and ministries, research institutions, communities and individuals, involved in conducting activities that are aimed at reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS. …

  8. Education and HIV/AIDS: a sourcebook of HIV/AIDS prevention programs

    The Sourcebook aims to support efforts by countries to strengthen the role of the education sector in the prevention of HIV/AIDS by sharing their practical experience of designing and implementing programs that are targeted at school-age children. The Sourcebook provides concise summaries of programs (which were selected because they showed promise where and when they were implemented), using a standard format that highlights their main elements and makes it easier to compare them with each other. …

  9. Population/family life education in science for primaries five and six pupils

    The Nigerian Population/Family Life Education Programme focuses on equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effectively deal with problems such as decline in sexual morality, and the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. The aim of the programme is to improve the quality of life of Nigerians. Based on the successes of the programme at secondary level, a decision was made to expand the programme to the primary level, focusing on the last two years of primary school.

  10. Think about it! An action AIDS programme for schools form 1 teachers book

    Designed for HIV/AIDS education of students in form one in Zimbabwe and accompanied by a students book. It guides the teacher through a wide range of topics ranging from inter-personal relationships to HIV and AIDS. The programme aims to introduce a comprehensive AIDS education programme in schools that will increase students knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS issues and problems, help them in developing positive attitudes to people with HIV/AIDS, to enable students to understand and deal with their own health problems, fears and anxieties wherever possible.

  11. Some practical development proposals for counterattacking HIV in education in the medium to long-term

    Document outlines strategies to beginto tackle HIV/AIDS. Programmes and interventions are explored in the education, public and private sectors. Possible initiatives presented are improved school environments, developing solid national education programmes and establishing regional centers for AIDS action and research.

  12. Report on Country Preparedness in Dealing with HIV/AIDS in the Education and Training Sector among SADC Member States

    The SADC Regional Strategic Framework affirms a three pronged approach to combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Southern Africa Region: It will be possible to move forward nationally and regionally if there is - in each country, and within SADC itself- a foundation for action which includes the following building blocks: - Dual approach: strategies to counterattack the pandemic in education that take account of both (1) how to help prevent the further spread of the disease by using resources available to the education sectcor, and (2) how to reduce the consequences of the pandemic on the educ …

  13. National HIV/AIDS Preventive Education in Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Teacher Training Colleges

    Since the first incident of HIV/AIDS in Kenya was reported in 1984, the Government responded with the sessional paper No.4 of 1997 detailing its policy framework on HIV/AIDS. This has resulted in a five-year national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS control.Consequently, on 25th November 1999, His Excellency the President declared HIV/AIDS a national disaster. …

  14. HIV/AIDS Education Programme - BESSIP 2001-2005. HIV/AIDS Education Component Logical Framework

    Document outlines step by step process of how the education system in Zambia will respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS impact. Tables showing inputs, activities, measurable indicators, verification of the work, and assumptions are outlined.

  15. HIV and the education sector: the foundations of a control and management strategy in South Africa

    This paper confines its analysis primarily to issues of process, structure and content. Information was collected from government and agency documents and from respondents at national, provincial, district and schools level. The paper explores national structures and plans.

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