Interests: HIV and AIDS
It is essential that school managers are equipped with the knowledge, tools and resources to deal with the ravaging affects of HIV/AIDS on their staff and learners in a holistic way. Staff may be absent or not in class due to illness, learners are vulnerable through loss of parental support and across the school quality learning is challenged due to the impact of HIV/AIDS. This can be changed if school managers are given the right tools and resources to deal with the pandemic appropriately.
Three participants from each school including:
The programme is designed to give participants a holistic perspective so that they can address the complex, unstructured problems of management in a changing school environment with confidence. In order to achieve this, FPD incorporates the following learning methodologies:
Modular format supported with pre-course learning materials
This short course is supported with customised workbooks that incorporate key concepts, activities, case studies, readings and “think points”:
Participants must be prepared to invest 5-7 hours of self-study per week, for the duration of the programme in order to complete the pre-course materials prior to the full-time workshops
Learning through action
FPD use a variety of teaching methods to maximise active and participative learning including industry guest speakers, case discussions, lectures, group work and presentations.
Participants are required to develop and implement their School HIV programme and will be evaluated on their efforts in a feedback session 2-3 months after the workshop.
Participants are assessed through an assignment that will consist of the design and implementation of a complete HIV programme for each participating school.
To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should fully attend the workshop and feedback session as well as successfully complete the assignment.