Evaluation of the impact of the life orientation programme on HIV/AIDS in Gauteng schools - pilot study

Programme Reports & Evaluations
Human Sciences Research Council
72 p.

The primary aim of this pilot research was to develop an instrument to evaluate the impact of the Life Orientation Programme (LOP) on sex, sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Gauteng schools at secondary level and if possible at primary level. The main objectives were to: Determine levels of implementation of life orientation and HIV/AIDS awareness activites in schools; Identify and compare sources of information on HIV/AIDS and their perceived impact particularly the roles of schools, the life orientation programme and educators; Measure knowledge of HIV/AIDS (transmission, prevention, treatment, and other knowledge about the disease); Determine intended protective behaviours and the ability to carry out protective behaviours; Measure attitudes: levels of stigma and gender equality in sexual relationships. The aim of the pilot was to measure impact at junior secondary level, Grades 8 and 9, but also to see whether the instrument would be suitable to measure impact in grades 6 and 7.

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