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  1. Zimbabwean secondary school guidance and counseling teachers teaching sexuality education in the HIV and AIDS education curriculum

    In spite of the importance of sexuality education and HIV and AIDS education in preventing HIV infections, Zimbabwean secondary school Guidance and Counseling teachers are not engaging optimally with the current Guidance and Counseling, HIV and AIDS & Life Skills education curriculum, and hence, they are not serving the needs of the learners in the context of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. …

  2. The impact of HIV on children's education in eastern Zimbabwe

    Little is known about how HIV impacts directly and indirectly on receiving, or particularly succeeding in, education in sub-Saharan Africa. To address this gap, we used multivariable logistic regression to determine the correlation between education outcomes in youth (aged 15–24) (being in the correct grade-for-age, primary school completion and having at least five “O” level passes) and being HIV-positive; having an HIV-positive parent; being a young carer; or being a maternal, paternal or double orphan, in five rounds (1998–2011) of a general population survey from eastern Zimbabwe. …

  3. Adolescent reproductive health project : AIDS action clubs in schools

    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. Africare, a Zimbabwean NGO established its AIDS Action Clubs Program in collaboration with the District Education Office in 2000. This regional programme is aimed at improving reproductive health of adolescents and young adults in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa. …

  4. Think about it! An AIDS action programme for schools. Form 4 teachers book

    This document is part of an AIDS action programme for schools in Zimbabwe. The main focus of this book is on behaviour and behavioural change. Students are invited to examine their own behaviour and that of others, and to decide to adopt behaviour patterns that will enable them to lead happy, healthy and productive lives, and in particular, help them to avoid infection with HIV/AIDS. …

  5. Think about it! An action AIDS programme for schools. Form 4 students book

    This is part of an AIDS action programme for secondary schools in Zimbabwe that encourages honest and open communication about all major issues related to HIV/AIDS facing young people as they grow up. This book describes a whole range of situations that are drawn from typical real-life experiences. …

  6. 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.

  7. Think about it! An action programme for schools. Form 3 teachers book

    The teachers' text is a complement to the Form three students book. It is intended to help develop the knowledge, attitudes and emotional support to maximise individuals' and their communities' commitment to the safest protective behaviour possible by helping students develop acceptable modes of behaviour.

  8. Auntie Stella

    "Auntie Stella" is a classroom-based activity pack for secondary school students aged 13-17 years. The pack uses the question and answer format of helpline letters. It consists of 33 questions and answer cards, the questions supposedly written by adolescents seeking information and/or advice on a variety of topics. The answer cards give Stella's reply. The topics covered include normal reproductive development, social and economic pressures to have sex, gender roles, forced sex, communication in relationships and with parents, HIV/AIDS and STDs, etc. …

  9. Where has all the education gone in Africa? Employment outcomes among secondary school and university leavers.

    This report presents the main findings of an international research project that has evaluated the education and employment experiences of secondary school leavers and university graduates in four African countries - Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The four countries were also selected because they have or have had very high HIV prevalence rates. …

  10. School education and HIV control in Sub-Saharan Africa: from discord to harmony

    HIV is widely regarded as a disease of poverty and ignorance. However, within sub-Saharan Africa, more developed countries and sub-populations appear to have higher levels of HIV prevalence. This paper considers the evidence and possible reasons for this, by focusing on the relationships between education and the spread of HIV at the macro and micro levels.

  11. From Policy to Practice: Sexual Health Education in Zimbabwean Secondary Schools

    This study explores the path from policy to practice of sexual health education in Zimbabwe, in order to identify the barries to programme implementation and key elements of success. Zimbabwe relatively high secondary school enrollment rates make secondary school a potential source for providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves from risks and lead healthy lifestyles.

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