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HIV/AIDS Education Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Co-operative Association
Acronyme : CCA
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : We are the co-operatives and credit unions of Canada, valued for fostering social and economic empowerment, and recognized for our unique response to community needs.
Adresse : 275 Bank Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario,
K2P 2L6
FAX: (613) 567-0658
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Personne ressource : John Julian
Courriel : interns@coopscanada.coop
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Accra
Secteur : Politique en matière de population/santé et fertilité
Description du stage : With the support of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), the Ghana Cooperative Credit Unions Association (CUA) has merged the HIV/AIDS Education Program and the Youth Savings Program for the period extending 2006-2008.The 2006-2008 HIV/AIDS Youth Program will comprise two components: 1. HIV/AIDS Education of youth and primary societies, with a specific focus on the transition away from basic awareness towards changing behaviour. 2. Youth Savings Clubs in secondary and tertiary schools throughout Ghana, working towards engaging an early savings habit in youth through small savings accounts at school.

In Canada
In Canada the intern will attend a pre-departure orientation.

Overseas
It is the desire of CUA management and the HIV/AIDS Coordinator to develop an HIV/AIDS education program that can have long-term impact on credit union members. To that end the intern will:
1.Train 20 youth from the Accra schools currently with Youth Savings Clubs. Five students will be chosen from each school to participate in a two day training program run by the HIV/AIDS Coordinator.
2.Assist peer educators in organizing monthly workshops and monitor the workshops to ensure they are proceeding as planned. Organize guest speakers and help the youth with the structure and content of the sessions.
3.Conduct baseline surveys of workshops which will give the HIV/AIDS Coordinator the information to evaluate the program over the 6 month period. Conduct follow-up survey at the end of the 5th workshop.
4.Create a peer education training manual to accompany the sessions. This manual will be simplistic and accessible, roughly 2 pages per module. It will include:
Information about how to be an effective peer educator.
Basic HIV/AIDS information including topics such as:Biology,Epidemiology,Transmission and Prevention
The outline and content of each workshop module will be focused on teaching youth the tools they will need to make health choices in regards to HIV-risk behaviour and ideas for teaching exercises.
Organisation d'accueil : Ghana Cooperative Credit Unions Association Limited
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : CUA is responsible for the promotion and development of credit unions in Ghana. CUA provides them with education and training, at all levels, along with insurance and central banking services. Other services include representing them both nationally and internationally, audit services, computer services, and the formulation of operational policies and performance standards to promote efficiency and quality credit unions. CUA is also involved in Gender and Development programs, Youth Savings Schemes, and HIV/AIDS Awareness Programs. CUA has since 1972 maintained regional offices in all ten regions and has a current workforce of fifty-eight.