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  1. The Implications of HIV/AIDS education on TVET

    This article is focussed on the factors that contribute to the spread of HIV and their implications to the quality of life in TVET systems. It highlights the need for integrating HIV/AIDS education with technical and vocational curricula so that the product of the TVET system is a total human being, one who is able to deal effectively with social pressures and economic hardships without resorting to risky behaviour that would make him an unproductive member of society.

  2. The social, demographic and development impact of HIV/AIDS: Commonwealth universities respond

    This is a workshop report on Commonwealth universities and the HIV/AIDS pandemic held in Durban, South Africa. The report highlights various presentaions from various stakeholders on the scale of the problem facing commonwealth universities, an overview of epidemiological factors revealing something in the nature of HIV, experiences of institutions in Bostwana, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The two day workshop concluded with a draft policy paper for Commonwealth universities to consider in making their responses to the HIV/AIDS eidemic.

  3. Share Rights-Shared Responsibilities

    The consultation was organized to explore the specific needs of ethnic minority communities in European countries for culturally and linguistically appropriate HIV/AIDS and sexual health services. Further, it aimed to develop a context for collaborative and integrated approaches towards improving and enhancing such services. …

  4. Aspects of the Law Relating to AIDS: HIV/AIDS and Discrimination in Schools

    This is a report which contains background information on HIV/AIDS and Education issues in South Africa. Contained in this report are copies of media statements on HIV/AIDS and schools, an extract from a working paper which discusses issues on HIV/AIDS and schools and preliminary recommendations, an extract from a committee paper, the South African Schools Act, 1996 and the National Education Policy Act of 1996.

  5. What do we mean by HIV/AIDS and Education? A Draft Construct

    This is a paper articulating HIV and Education and attempts to set out particular significant issues for education practitioners and researchers. Issues discussed range from education and training, management, policy and planning issues, educator development and support issues, gender concerns to international agreements, legislation and human rights issues. Conclusion is that the broader concept of HIV and education means that in practice, each educator is responsible in their own domain to make sense of what is happening and to react appropriately.

  6. HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Education: The circle of hope and despair

    This article concerns the impact that HIV/Aids, as a pandemic, is having on education, within the context of the poverty discourse. It considers the scale and scope of the pandemic and its anticipated impact on education systems in heavily-infected sub-Saharan countries. It looks for lessons derived from twenty years of coping with HIV/Aids in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. …

  7. Managing the impact of HIV/AIDS on education sector in South Africa

    This is a study on what HIV/AIDS is doing to people in South Africa, to its society and economy. It looks at some of the factors that have combined to make the pandemic so powerful. It then examines South African AIDS strategies, and factors that have complicated implementation of national AIDS plans, on the assumption that lessons from national efforts might suggest principles for the education system. The paper comments on the current framework for countering the effect of HIV/AIDS on the education sector. …

  8. The impact of the AIDS epidemic on teacher mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

    This article gives findings of the impact of the epidemic analysed through absolute and relative mortality rates in 8 high prevalence countries. Finding are that though teachers are more prone to the disease because they are in the highest HIV prevalence age co-hort and likely to engage in high risk behavior, actual mortality rates are lower than the projected mortality rates indicating that contrary to what is portrayed teachers are actually less prone than the adult populations a whole. …

  9. Blunting the spread of HIV/AIDS through education

    This is an article informing on the launch of a World Bank publication, entitled Education and HIV/AIDS: A Sourcebook of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme.The publication is based on studies of 13 programmes implemented in 7 countries. The sourcebook is aimed at strengthening the role of the education sector in prevention of HIV/AIDS and describes types of programmes, procedures for implementation, HIV/AIDS comments and lessons learnt.

  10. Projecting the impact of AIDS on the education system

    This PowerPoint presentation presented at the Sub-Regional seminar on HIV/AIDs education in Kenya summarizes the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Education System. The 27 slides highlight on population level effects of HIV/AIDS and gives a situational analysis of a country using projection models. Graphical presentations which include population projections of a country with the presence and absence of HIV/AIDS are shown. Also shown on the slides are projection models showing how HIV/AIDS has affected Zambia's economic and financial sector and its impact to the education sector up to the year 2010.

  11. Six developmentally Appropriate, Participatory Skills-Building Activities that Teachers Can use with pupils and Young People

    In this manual there are six classroom activities, which use participatory, interactive teaching methods. These tools are designed to strengthen teaching and advocacy skills of teachers and other leaders especially in the school setting who feel committed to the prevention of HIV/AIDS in schools and related institutions. The manual can also support and increase union's efforts to apply their capacities and experiences to strengthen HIV related curricula and training programmes for teachers and other members of the community.

  12. Counselling for STI/HIV Prevention in Sexual and Reproductive Health Settings - Programme Guidance

    This guide is aimed to provide information, ideas and suggestions for those who work with clients (young people, male and female, individuals and couples) and who want to improve their knowledge and skills in counselling in STI/HIV prevention, safer sex, pre and post HIV antibody testing and other issues related to the subject. Depending on the needs, the reader may use this guide in different ways. Some may find information on particular issues of interest to them, others may use the guideline to improve their skills or as a training tool for their staff.

  13. Life Skills for Young Ugandans - Facilitators Handbook to accompany the Primary and Secondary School Training Manual

    This handbook was developed to accompany the Life Skills Training Manuals used in Uganda. The main aims of the book are to offer facilitators guidelines that may be used in training workshops throughout Uganda, offer a four day training workshop programme that may be used by facilitators to introduce Life Skills concepts and activities as contained in the training manuals and enable facilitators to run their own training workshops. The hand book contains background information on facilitating training workshops. …

  14. AIDS: A hand for Teachers in Swaziland

    This is a handbook developed for teachers in Swaziland and it covers sexuality Education, HIV/AIDS Education and teaching and pre-school, lower primary, upper primary, junior secondary and senior secondary education leves. It also discuss sexuality of babies and children and the various topics and parameters of HIV/AIDS and prevention.The handbook also presents and discuss the cultural, social and economic implications of AIDS in swaziland and its basic facts.

  15. The questions adolescents ask most frequently about drugs and drug abuse - And their answers

    Recent studies in Tanzania show that a large percentage of adolescents have had experiences with drugs or substances like tobacco and alcohol at a low age. At the same time they lack basic knowledge about the effects and dangers of its consumption. This ignorance often puts them at risk. This booklet has been developed in response to this situation. It is meant to provide youths with information on the most crucial facts and guide them in becoming responsible decisionmakers for their own lives. …

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