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HIV&Me

 

 

There is a generation of young people who do not understand the nuances of sexual behaviour, nor the biology of HIV transmission. A generation of youth who do not recognize the difference between sex and love and abuse.... from our feedback we can see that the engagement of an 8 lesson program has such a profound impact on the way these youths (particularly girls) view the world and themselves and the way they operate in it. Our job is to reinforce that messaging – and to make sure that they have the confidence and the skills to continue feeling in charge of their lives. This means accessing as many schools as we can reach and working with our Department of Education (DoE) partners to mainstream the program into the provincial and national curricula in the medium to long term.

Social stigma and unwillingness to be tested for infection, has contributed significantly to the spread of HIV&AIDS. Women, in particular, have been the victims of coercion and gender-based violence from their husbands and sexual partners who refuse to use condoms.

HIV&ME, Regency’s flagship education program in South Africa, is centred on enabling and empowering healthy and considered choices around sexual behaviour, promoting responsible decisions that lead to healthy and productive lives.

HIV&ME SCHOOLS PROGRAM

The program modules equip participants to talk about sex and the situations they are faced with and seek to inspire them to really consider the consequences of their behaviour and the choices they make. Issues around stigma, gender bias, and cultural challenges are addressed and participants are provided with the skills to negotiate difficult or uncomfortable situations in order to better facilitate responsible decision making.

With an Emphasis on SUSTAINABILITY and CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR RESPONSIBLE DECISION MAKING, HIV&ME facilitators train educators on content and methodology who in turn deliver the lessons to learners. Schools are engaged over a four year period with reinforcement training as well as ongoing support, monitoring and evaluation.

Monitoring and evaluation includes:

  • Pre and Post Implementation KAP Surveys with learners to review changes in Knowledge Attitude and intended Practice
  • Workshop Evaluation with educators on training workshop, program content & methodology, and facilitator competence
  • Telephone support and monitoring of in-classroom lesson delivery
  • Qualitative feedback from learners, educators and school management
  • Impact Assessment through stakeholder indicator analysis

HIV&ME COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (CPP)

The CPP works to enable more effective family communications by providing parents with the skills to create a safe, open, trusting and supportive environment. The program builds on the school based intervention and assists parents in developing more open relationships with their children, thereby facilitating the disclosure of HIV status, be it parent to child OR child to parent.

HIV&ME - SCHOOL POLICY PROGRAM (SPP)

A growing number of school based learners and educators are infected with HIV and face discrimination because of their HIV+ status. It is therefore important that all schools have an HIV&AIDS policy to ensure that:

  • the rights of all learners and educators are respected
  • learners and educators with HIV are managed appropriately
  • further HIV infection is prevented
  • a non-discriminatory and caring learning environment is created

In partnership with Corporate Sponsors and Provincial and Regional Departments of Education HIV&ME delivers a holistic and sustainable program to communities across all nine provinces of South Africa. Currently active in over 600 schools, the program has trained in excess of 3000 educators and directly impacted more than 160,000 learners and their families.

For further information, please contact Richard Kyle on +27 21 418 2564 or visit our HIV&ME Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HIVandME

Here are our partners:-

HIV&ME Logo Anglogold Ashanti Logo BHP Billiton Logo Coronation Logo
Clientele Logo Evraz Logo Harmony Logo
SC Johnson Logo Mediclinic Logo Mango Logo Nestle Logo
Nandos Logo Nedbank Logo Panafrican Resources Logo
Rand Water Logo Sanlam Logo Shell Logo Sasol Logo
Tongaat Hulett Logo Unilever Logo WBHO Logo Xstrata Logo

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