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The School AIDS Education Program (SAEP) is a key intervention that aims at providing preventive education to young people in schools and is a critical component of the preventive intervention for the general community as no other institutional system reaches as many children as the school system. The main objective of the SAEP is to equip every young adult who passes out of school, with basic knowledge about HIV, so that each young person has correct knowledge and skills to protect themselves from HIV. …
The newsletter recounts the efforts of the West Bengal Voluntary and Health Association (WBVHA) in adolescents' problems. WBVHA is a leading health promoting agency mainly concerned with the basic health of common people. It works to prevent HIV, AIDS, malaria and promoters for caring adolescence health and taking unique steps. WBVHA has already been working with many schools in Kolkata and four districts in West Bengal.
The State of Maharashtra has initiated AIDS education in public and private schools through three pilot projects. This document is based on these school-based AIDS education programmes for which the effectiveness in terms of increased awareness amongst the students has been evaluated by external agencies. This document describes three models of HIV/AIDS preventive education programmes, each of which has been tested for efficacy and its relevance to the Indian milieu. Some best practice guidelines are also identified.