Train 20 groups of Primary teachers to work with remote villages to help with understanding of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS infection. ¬£5000 will train 40 teachers in Northern Ghana.
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HIV infection is spreading very quickly and killing teachers and the parents of children in school. This means that children have to leave school to grow food and care for siblings. Most primary teachers have poor understanding and we would like (on the strong advice of medics and educators) to follow up our very successful pilot and train more teachers to understand how to best teach children about the risks. Our work has been recommended to Ministers of Education in the Commonwealth as a model of good practice. We are lead a brain-storming workshop on this for small states for the Commonwealth Foundation. But we need funding to build on our expertise. In our two successful pilots we are reaching groups normally outside of the range of information. Our teachers also work with village women, churches, traders and have excellent understanding of the culture, needs and priorities of the children and adults in their locality. Each teacher receives local training and is given a bicycle to enable further afield communities to be reached. The teachers are proud of the contribution they are making. ¬£5000 will pay for the training ,and the resources and bicycle for the group of teachers. As many of the teachers come from very isolated villages , they are also collected and brought to the center, given food and simple accomodation for the 4 day course and then taken home afterwards . This enables teachers to attend from the most isolated villages that have very little contact with the rest of Ghana .
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