This training course covers the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective HIV / AIDS peer educator.
“Change your Perceptions, Change HIV & AIDS Stigma”
HIV Peer education is one of the best methods used to combat HIV/AIDS in the workplace. Peer education involves selecting appropriate company members and then training them in HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. They, in turn, educate their fellow employees.
According to the latest UNAIDS report, South Africa ranks as the country in the world with the most people living with HIV and AIDS. In today’s modern society HIV and AIDS are seen as a manageable disease, but the ancient grip of stigma still raises its ugly head everywhere in the world. Through education and training, we can change our perceptions & attitudes and behaviors around HIV and AIDS and stop fueling this epidemic with ignorance, discrimination, fear, and silence.The course explores critical issues of HIV and AIDS and its impact upon infected and affected people. Peer educators are trained not only to be compassionate in their implementation of HIV/AIDS projects, but also effective in terms of skills and methodologies. They will also be encouraged to create safe and trustworthy contexts within which people infected or affected by HIV can find help and direction. Peer educators will be trained in interactive methodologies and taught to manage colleagues in a sensitive, professional and appropriate manner. Manuals are provided and contain questionnaires, problem-solving sessions and group activities that ensure maximum participation throughout the course.
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