We can clean

Learning & Teaching Materials
Macmillan Publishers Limited
16 p., illus.

The 'HIV and AIDS Action Readers' aims to promote good health practice through extensive reading. They are designed to help young people to develop the knowledge, attitudes, self-esteem and skills needed to manage their relationships safely and happily, and to cope better with the crisis of HIV and AIDS, which is affecting all communities today. They are suitable for use across the curriculum: in literacy, social studies and science classes, as well as in after-school or community clubs. The readers are at three levels, within each level, there is some development in reading levels and language is controlled. This story shows how Kumi and his friends clean Kumi's house and look after his sick mother. Kumi learns how to use bleach to kill germs and the importance of cleanliness, so as to prevent Kumi's mother and people with HIV and AIDS from getting infections. By reading this story, children will learn how to cope with responsibility. The story does not talk directly about HIV and AIDS, but through Kumi, it provides a model for children who are affected by the disease. It also presents good cleaning and hygiene practices for all children.

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