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School Health and Reading Program

Dates: 2012-2017

Country: Uganda

Client(s): RTI

Services: Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Education Management Information Systems, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Teacher Training

Expertise: Life Skills Training, Youth, Basic Education for Children and Adults, HIV and AIDS

The School Health and Reading Program (SHRP) builds on previous USAID and Government of Uganda investments in health and HIV education to enhance existing curricula and to test and evaluate additional interventions that have an impact on improved knowledge and behavior change. These efforts are augmented by a range of coordination and capacity building activities through existing structures with schools and districts and at national level to ensure sustainability with resources from the Ugandan Ministry of Education and Sports.

World Education has supported Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to set up sustainable mechanisms for a meaningful HIV and AIDS response within the education system. This includes support in the implementation of effective HIV prevention education in both primary and post-primary schools and institutions.

The program has provided technical support to MoES to enhance the Presidential Initiative on AIDS Strategy for Communication to Youth (PIASCY) curriculum and established a minimum package of HIV education interventions in schools through the School Family Initiative (SFI). The program further supported the MoES in more active engagement of districts in HIV education initiatives, and trained teachers to not only teach about HIV prevention, but also become champions of this cause.

Through these activities, World Education Inc. has reached more than 480,000 learners and more than 11,000 teachers in 1651 schools and 17 districts in Uganda with helpful HIV prevention knowledge and skills.