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Type Report
Title The impact of HIV/AIDS on primary and secondary education in Botswana: Developing a comprehensive strategic response
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2001
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/57a08d6d40f0b652dd00197a/EducationPaper45.pdf
Abstract
This report presents the findings of an impact assessment of HIV/AIDS on primary and secondary
schooling in Botswana. On the basis of this assessment, the report then outlines a comprehensive
strategy that will effectively mitigate the likely impacts of this scourge on the education sector.
The report is structured around the following three areas of impact:
‰ the impact of school-based HIV/AIDS education in preventing the further spread of the virus
among children and youth
‰ the actual and likely future impact of HIV/AIDS on children, particularly among those who are
most directly affected, namely, orphans, carers, and children who are HIV positive;
‰ the actual and likely impact of HIV/AIDS on teachers and other staff employed by the
Ministry of Education.
A six-person team undertook this study between March and October 2000. Three types of data
were collected: quantitative and qualitative information from a representative sample of primary
and secondary schools in two districts (Kweneng East and North East); confidential interviews with
senior managers and other professional staff in the MoE, other relevant ministries and civil society
organisations, and secondary data from a variety of sources.

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