Indonesian Schools Should Develop Innovative HIV/AIDS Education Programs for Youth, UNESCO Says
June 29, 2007
Schools in Indonesia should develop innovative approaches to teaching about HIV/AIDS to help prevent the spread of the disease among youth, executive chair of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Arief Rachman, said last week, the Jakarta Post reports. Rachman was speaking at the close of a workshop for secondary school teachers on HIV/AIDS prevention in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thirty-two schools, including religious institutions, from Jakarta and several other cities participated in the workshop, which featured discussions and presentations on various approaches to educating students about HIV/AIDS.
Also at the workshop, UNESCO Bangkok representative Simon Baker announced that the organization will hold a national competition for educators to develop the most innovative approaches to teaching HIV/AIDS prevention. "The competition is for school teachers to create the best lesson plans for HIV/AIDS," Baker said, adding that "in addition to a financial reward, the best action plan will hopefully be posted on the Internet for others to learn" (Jakarta Post, 6/28).
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