A Snapshot of SSABH as Delivered Across Kenya

What it is:
  • An HIV/AIDS prevention programme for secondary schools
Primary goal:
  • To motivate students in secondary school towards positive behaviour changes that will improve the management of their sexual lives to avoid HIV risk
Implementation Area
  • Schools along the Mombasa-Busia highway in Coast, Eastern, Nairobi, Central and Rift Valley provinces
Management Agent:
  • CfBT
  • July 2005 - present
Target audience:
  • Secondary school students (official age 13 - 20 years)
Who is trained1:
  • 1 guidance and counselling teacher
  • 1 games teachers
  • 8 students (4 from form 1 and 4 from form 3)
Training model:
  • Week-long training session
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)
Umbrella program:
  • HAPAC (HIV and AIDS Prevention and Care, phase II), Futures
Support materials:
  • HIV/AIDS syllabus, MoEST
  • "Let`s Talk About AIDS" series, Kenya Institute of Education
Project foundation
  • Based on PSABH
  • University of Windsor, Canada (design, analysis, & reports)
  • Steadman Research Group, Kenya (data collection)
Research Model (see below)
  • Action research model that both evaluates the project and identifies new or emerging issues that need to be incorporated into programme content or delivery

Action / Research Model

1Head teachers received a 1 day training session to gain their support for the programme and to sensitize them to ways in which secondary schools might be facilitate or impeded youth vulnerability to HIV infection

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