Communicating about Aids - A Training Manual
Developed by Sue Laver for Non Governmental Organisations working on AIDS
Zimbabwe AIDS Network
COMMUNICATING ABOUT AIDS
Published by Zimbabwe AIDS Network
© UNICEF Harare 1993
Any part of this book, including illustrations, may be copied, reproduced or adapted without permission from UNICEF, provided the parts reproduced are not distributed for profit. Otherwise permission must first be obtained from UNICEF PO Box 1250 Harare Zimbabwe. UNICEF would appreciate information on how the material has been used, or a copy of such material, if appropriate.
Illustrated by : Tony Namate
DTP : Fontline
ISBN : 0 7974 1227 1
Zimbabwe AIDS Network would like to extend sincere thanks to all those involved in the development and production of Communicating About AIDS.
Special thanks must go to Sue Laver who developed this manual. Having identified the need to promote effective communication skills among community workers, Ms Laver conceptualised this training manual, revised it and eventually produced this final version.
Thanks are also extended to the Diploma in Health and Adult Education students of 1992 who carried out the first trial of the activities contained in the manual and to the representatives of the Non-Governmental Organisations who reviewed and worked through the content of the first draft.
Finally sincere thanks go to UNICEF, who with financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the UK National Committee for UNICEF and the Government of Norway, supported the production of this manual.
WHAT THIS MANUAL IS ABOUT
This manual was compiled in response to findings from a workshop held in Zimbabwe in January 1992, at which representatives from a range of Non-Governmental Organisations working in the AIDS sector identified an urgent need to develop and strengthen communication skills in AIDS education and prevention.
The content was subsequently developed through field trials and a participatory of evaluation in which representatives from the Non-Governmental Organisations throughout Zimbabwe actively participated.
The manual is divided into four parts. Part 1 provides background information for the trainer, while Parts 2 and 3 contain ideas, activities and resources which are designed to foster improved communication among adults about AIDS. The manual concludes with a section about participatory methods for evaluation.
Each part shows step-by-step, how different training methods can be used to assist adults to assess their understanding of AIDS, how existing information can be increased through a partnership between the learner and the trainer, and how problem solving and decision making can be encouraged.
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