The role of education in the protection, care and support of orphans and vulnerable children living in a world with HIV and AIDS

Toolkits & Guides
2004
55 p.
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Le rôle de l'éducation dans la protection, les soins et le soutien des orphelins et enfants vulnérables vivant dans un monde avec le VIH et le SIDA
El Papel de la educación en la protección, cuidado y apoyo a los huérfanos y los niños vulnerables que viven en un mundo con VIH y SIDA

The priority actions for Education and Orphans and Vulnerable Children elaborated in this paper are: to ensure access to education for all, including orphans and vulnerable children, through initiatives such as abolishing school fees, reducing hidden costs and opportunity costs, establishing community networks, and monitoring progress; to manage the supply and ensure the quality of education by strengthening education management and information systems, as well as building teacher/administrator HIV/AIDS capacity, and establishing policies and practices to reduce their own risks; to expand the role of schools to provide care and support to orphans and vulnerable children through measures such as linking with community social services and networks and coordinating multi-sector and partner involvement; to protect orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS by developing policies and practice to reduce stigma and discrimination, as well as sexual abuse and exploitation.

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