The National,Friday20January 2012
By SHIRLYN BELDEN
ANGLICARE PNG will resume its literacy training programme next month to eradicate illiteracy as an impediment to HIV/AIDS awareness.
Deputy director operations Esiah Eino said Anglicare believed that literacy was important in the fight against HIV/AIDS by educating people about its effects – and the positive aspect of living with it.
“Literacy is incorporated into our programme with the aim of educating the majority to come to terms with it, understand it and make awareness about its threat.
“We see that the guardian must be educated enough to guide his client in taking medical prescribed as they cannot read simple instructions,” Eino said.
“This also applies to counter stigma and discrimination. They must inform and guide.”
Programme coordinator Bernard Paru said: “It also caters for those who have dropped out while in elementary or between Grades 9 and 8 or those who lack esteem and confidence.”
The training consists of two semesters with four levels. It teached English, numeracy, life skills and integrating social issue topics to enable students to make better decisions in life.
Training registration will take place on Feb 13 to 15 at the Anglicare headquarters. Donors interested to support may contact the head office in Port Moresby.