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  1. As simple as ABC? How rural ABET Centres respond to HIV/AIDS

    This article investigates the ways in which two rural Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Centres in the Limpopo Province address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Theories of social capital are used to explain the different responses of the Centres. The communities surrounding both Centres face similar structural problems of poverty, unemployment, migrancy, gender inequality, poor health and low levels of education. In one Centre, educators and learners denied that HIV/AIDS was a serious issue. …

  2. Transmitir el mensaje: los medios de comunicación y la respuesta al SIDA

    Ejemplos de la utilización de los medios de comunicación como herramienta educativa para la prevención del VIH en Sudáfrica. Se describen los casos de Soul City (telenovela, radionovela y folletos); El programa Beat It del Community Health Media Trust (serie televisiva); Takalani Sesame (radio y televisión, una adaptación del programa infantil Plaza Sésamo). Este informe termina haciendo un repaso de las enseñanzas que pueden extraerse de la experiencia y que podrían ayudar a aquéllos que quieran trabajar con los medios de comunicación en el campo del VIH y el SIDA.

  3. The role of open, distance and flexible learning in HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation for affected youth in South Africa and Mozambique

    This study provides an initial examination of the potential of open, distance and flexible learning (ODFL) to mitigate the affects of HIV and AIDS on young people, through an examination of experiences from Mozambique and South Africa. It analyses national AIDS policy and identifies major ODFL initiatives to translate this policy into practice. It explores the learning needs and favourite ways of learning of young people affected by HIV and AIDS, and suggests ways for ODFL to support and extend the work of existing infrastructures. …

  4. Another way to learn...: case studies

    Another way to learn is a UNESCO initiative that supports Non-Formal Education projects working around the world in Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. The long-term goal of these projects is to develop sustainable livelihoods for low-income, low-literate populations by addressing vulnerability to HIV and AIDS and drug misuse, a lack of education and social exclusion. Central to all of these projects are the creative and innovative methods used to communicate in a meaningful way, engage people and encourage their participation. …

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