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20071217 HIV AIDS Training of the Trainers Manual African Union of the Blind


20071217 HIV AIDS Training of the Trainers Manual African Union of the Blind


This publication has been developed by African Union of the Blind (AFUB) as part of its
HIV&AIDS Awareness and Training Project-October 2005-September 2007. The manual
is to be used as a guide during awareness and training seminars for blind and partially
sighted persons in Africa. The project has been implemented by AFUB through its
member national organizations/associations of the blind in six countries in Africa. These
countries are Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania. The project was
funded and supported by the Canadian Government through the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).
The overall objective of this project has been to promote the total inclusion and
participation of blind and partially sighted persons into HIV&AIDS programs in their
communities. The activities that were carried out in order to achieve this objective
include: training 20 blind and partially sighted persons as Peer Educators in each of the
six countries, creating a National Lobby Committee (NLC) in each of the six project
countries, developing a training manual that includes methods of training that are
suitable for training blind and partially sighted persons and conducting HIV&AIDS
awareness and training to at least 3,000 blind and partially sighted persons at the
grassroots level. Lessons learned and best practices identified have been incorporated in
the manual so as to develop and enhance a best practice model which can be practised
in other countries in Africa.