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  1. Life planning education: a handbook for teachers in junior and senior secondary schools

    This teacher's handbook is the result of several discussions on the use of the life planning curriculum in junior and senior secondary school classes. It is written to support teachers with their planning and delivery of life planning education in the classroom. This handbook consists of seven chapters designed to educate teachers about issues related to HIV and AIDS. These are: 1) Human growth and development; 2) Puberty and adolescence; 3) Sexual abuse; 4) Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 5) HIV; 6) Gender issues; and 7) Poverty. …

  2. Choices

    "Sara" is a very popular children's educational comic strip. Sara, the charismatic heroine of the series is an adolescent girl living in urban Africa. Like many girls of her age, she faces insurmountable socio-cultural and economic obstacles in her desire to attain her goals in life. Consisting of seven volumes, the stories are aimed at young female adolescents between the ages of 12-18 years in or outside school. The series can also be used at secondary school level. In this booklet entitled: 'Choices', the main character is seen as a communication tool for teenage pregnancy prevention. …

  3. Straight talk/ young talk

    This programme is included in the Source Book of HIV/AIDS Prevention Program that presents 13 cases studies of good and promising practices of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the 'Straight Talk Program' is to increase adolescents' and adults understanding of adolescent sexuality and reproductive health. It also aims to promote safer sex and the development of life skills, as well as to raise awareness of child and adolescent rights. The program targets 10-14 year olds with the 'Young Talk' newspaper and 15-19 year olds with the 'Straight Talk' newspaper. …

  4. Talking about life: HIV/AIDS and life skills training manual for secondary schools and primary schools

    The aim of the Life Skills Programme discussed in this book is to empower the youth with skills to help them make informed decisions regarding sexuality as a first and critical step to curbing HIV/STD infection. Although the emphasis of the programme is to reduce the rate of HIV infection among teenagers, HIV prevention should not be in isolation. The life skills programme takes a holistic approach which focuses on developing decision-making skills and increasing confidence among teenagers to enable them behave in a mature and responsible manner. …

  5. Life Skills and HIV/AIDS Education Programme: Project report

    This is a report of the education programme on Life Skills and HIV/AIDS which informs students and teachers about HIV and also focuses on skills development, attitudes and motivational support. The programme emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach in addressing HIV/AIDS issues, while learner- centeredness and participatory methods are strongly recommended. The full implementation of life skills in primary and secondary schools is planned for the end of 2003. This report covers the period from the inception of the programme (1995) to the end of February 1998. …

  6. Assessment of life skills programmes: a study of secondary schools in Durban metro and Mtunzini magisterial district

    This report presents the results of a school survey whereby 277 principals were interviewed in all secondary schools in Durban Metro and Mtunzini Magisterial Districts in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province, South Africa. This study was intended to shed a better light on adolescent sexual behaviour and thus evaluate the effectiveness of various life skills programmes.


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