PIACT-BRAC Partnership Moves Forward HIV and AIDS Education in the Non-formal Education

PIACT Bangladesh and BRAC have forged partnership with the aim to provide HIV and AIDS education in BRAC’s Non-formal Education Program.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 11 August 2014 between PIACT Bangladesh and BRAC at the BRAC Center.  Mr. Abu Yusuf Choudhury, Director, PIACT and Md. Monwer Hossain Khandker, Program Coordinator, BRAC Education Program have signed the MOU on behalf of their organizations.

PIACT Bangladesh has been implementing a project titled “Expand HIV teaching into un-served areas through formal and non-formal educational institutions, Package #GF-903 RCC Phase-II” financed by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and managed by Save the Children. 

Under this fund, PIACT integrated HIV and AIDS information into the Secondary and Higher Secondary Education curriculum in the formal education and is now implementing a nationwide teachers training program for effective classroom teaching.  It has so far covered 30,781 secondary and higher secondary education institutions i.e. about 96% of formal education institutions in the country involving 12,404,743 students under 62 districts.

The project also planned for HIV and AIDS education among 150,000 students in the non-formal education sector.  PIACT has so far worked with around 150 NGOs in the non-formal education sector and has covered 93,023 students.  Such NGOs includes Center for Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program (UCEP), Mass Education in Science (CMES), Fundacion Intervida, Voluntary Association for Rural Development (VARD), Stromme Foundation, SUROVI, Eradication of Hazardous Child Labour in Bangladesh (EHCLB).

In BRAC non-formal education program, PIACT targets around 60,000 students in 39 districts for HIV and AIDS education.  Under a three tier program, PIACT will provide training to Resource Persons (RPs) from different areas and regional offices of BRAC.  They will train up 226 Master Trainers from different learning centers/schools of BRAC who will conduct orientation on HIV and AIDS for the students of the schools.

Through this agreement, PIACT and BRAC have heralded a new era of cooperation and partnership to work now and in the future to combat HIV and AIDS in Bangladesh.

   

A two-day resource persons training

for BRAC field personnel held on

13 August 2014 at PIACT, Dhaka

Safiqul Islam,PhD, Director Education,

BRAC addressing in the inaugural

session of the training

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