Evaluation of the Soul City adult education training programme in HIV/AIDS

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dc.contributor.author Naicker, Nisha
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-15T12:24:31Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-15T12:24:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03-15T12:24:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/2269
dc.description Naicker, Nisha. student no: 8900519E. MMed thesis, Public Health Medicine, 2006. en
dc.description.abstract EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction Soul City is a non-governmental organisation that runs a HIV/AIDS Adult Education Training Programme. The training involves fourteen partner organisations. The training programme uses the Soul City HIV/AIDS materials to train master trainers, who then train others (community trainees) to use the materials (A cascade model of training). Objectives of the study The study evaluated whether the training programme has met its objectives, the effectiveness of the training cascade model and the impact of the training. Methodology Study design: The study was divided into 2 sub – studies. The respondents were randomly and proportionately selected per province. Questionnaires were developed and the participants were interviewed telephonically or face to face. Study Period: July- August 2004. Study population: 1. Partner organisations managers and master trainers. Sample size of 30. 2. Community trainees. Sample size of 265. Results Master trainers: Impact of the training on the organisations and individuals was positive, since it strengthened the organisations and improved knowledge and attitudes of participants.A few, mainly administrative problems were experienced by the partner organisations, however these problems were subsequently dealt with. Community Trainees: A large number of community trainees are being trained and they are training others in the community. The majority of the training took place in urban areas. Reaching rural areas was a challenge. 83% of participants had a very good knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS related issues. Participants scored highly on assessment of their behaviour as well. The majority of trainees had positive views of the training. Conclusion The study showed that the training programme had met its objectives and the cascade training model used was effective. Thus the training process was effective in training individuals and contributing to positive changes in the partner organisations and on an individual level. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject evaluation en
dc.subject Soul City en
dc.subject training en
dc.subject Educational programmes en
dc.title Evaluation of the Soul City adult education training programme in HIV/AIDS en
dc.type Thesis en


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