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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Handbook for Curriculum Planners (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 88 p.)
close this folderB. Sample materials for introducing the curriculum and for teacher training
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Checklist for focus group with students (situation assessment)
View the document2. Sample agenda for parent meeting
View the document3. Sample letter to parents
View the document4. Sample introduction to parent activities
View the document5. Sample instructions to parents
View the document6. Sample questions - student to parent
View the document7. Peer leader training guide
View the document8. Test items for student evaluation (with correct answers)
View the document9. Needs analysis for the teacher training programme
View the document10. Three-day teacher training agenda
View the document11. Teacher satisfaction with training workshop

5. Sample instructions to parents

Your son/daughter has been part of a new programme at school about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. He/she has completed a number of activities which are contained in the booklet your child has brought home. We advise you to review the booklet with him/her. This will provide you with the opportunity to play a part in your child’s education and the development of his/her values. Included in this letter is a list of questions that you may want to ask your son/daughter about HIV/AIDS/STD and the programme he/she is taking at school.


Your involvement in these activities with your son/daughter is completely voluntary. There is no penalty to your child for not doing these activities. However, if you take an interest in the programme he/she is taking at school, it will make the learning easier for your child.

How to talk to your child about HIV/AIDS and STD

· Read the booklet on your own
· Select a quiet time when you and your son or daughter have time to talk
· Start with one easy activity example page
· Have your child read the information to you
· Listen carefully and calmly. Ask for and listen to your child’s feelings and opinions
· Try to avoid “preaching” to your child but be sure to express your feelings and opinions
· If you or your child feel uncomfortable, stop and try again at another time.

Questions to ask regarding HIV/AIDS/STD

General questions

1. What did you learn about AIDS today/this week/during the course?
2. What was the most interesting part of the lesson/course?
3. What was the most important information that you learned?
4. What did you think about the lesson?
5. What did the other students think, say, feel, about these topics?
6. Were you able to understand the activity? What did you find easy or difficult?
7. Would you read the activity to me and explain the information?
8. Maybe we can do the activity together and you can help me with the questions and answers.
9. What do you think is important for me to know?
10. How does the information apply to you?

Specific questions:
1. What is AIDS; sexually transmitted diseases?
2. How does one get HIV or AIDS?
3. How can you avoid getting infected?
4. How is one tested for HIV?
5. How do you know if someone has AIDS?
6. What happens if you live close to someone with AIDS?
7. Is there a cure for AIDS?

Other questions:

1. How do you think a person would feel if he/she had HIV/AIDS?
2. What things could you do to help a person with AIDS?
3. How would you feel if there was someone in your class with HIV?
4. Why are people with AIDS sometimes treated unkindly?
5. Are you frightened about the AIDS situation? If yes, why?