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Strengthening HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Education II (SHAPE II)

Dates: 2004-2007

Country: Ghana

Client(s): USAID

Services: Capacity Building, Teacher Training

Expertise: Life Skills Training, Basic Education for Children and Adults, Girls' and Women's Education, HIV and AIDS

Today, HIV/AIDS threatens to undermine decades of considerable progress in Ghana's education sector as the epidemic ravages the ranks of teachers and students alike. In the face of this challenge, World Education implemented a second three-year phase of the Strengthening HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Education project (SHAPE II), which aimed to prevent the spread and mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on Ghanaian schools and communities. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, SHAPE II strengthened the capacity of Ghanaian organizations to more effectively plan and implement innovative HIV prevention activities in 240 schools in the Ashanti, Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana. With SHAPE II's support, participating Ghanaian organizations improved the effectiveness of their interventions, which ranged from youth drama clubs and puppet shows to teacher support groups and peer education programs. The SHAPE II project also partnered with Ghana's Ministry of Education and Teacher Training Colleges to implement a national HIV/AIDS curriculum (entitled the "Window of Hope"), which provided pre-service teachers with knowledge, skills, and training to address HIV/AIDS issues in the classroom.

World Education successfully implemented SHAPE II from 20045 to 2007. For further information about this project's activities, please contact


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