Ministry of Education, Guyana

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Policy on School Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS

category-hivaidpolicyEducation is a basic human right for children. It improves their lives and gives them a strong foundation for continued learning. Guyana is committed to Education for All, and has planned that by 2015 all children, those in difficult circumstances, and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to and complete free and compulsory primary education of good quality.

Guyana also seeks to ensure that its young people and adults have access to appropriate learning and life-skills programs and that the quality of children's education is improved, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills. The Policy is intended to improve the education, health and nutrition of school children, teachers and members of the education sector in Guyana. This user-friendly version of the Policy was deemed necessary to ensure that the main target groups know and understand the Policy provisions.

Education Sector Simplified Policy on School Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS

Aim The aim of the School Health and Nutrition and HIV Prevention Policy is to promote and facilitate implementation of Health and Nutrition Programming and HIV Prevention throughout the education sector in Guyana. Application The policy applies to all students, teachers,…
Ministry of Education (MoE): School Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS Coordination Unit (SHN/HIV) Give administrative support to the MoE. Develop SHN/HIV strategies. Communicate SHN/HIV policy and strategic plan. Advise the Ministry of Education about SHN/HIV. Develop partnerships with key stakeholders. Promote…
Life skills based education will be delivered in complimentary modes, comprising five main methods – Information, Student Education, Teacher Training, Workplace Education and Parent and Community Education  Information  Information provided must be accurate, appropriate, relevant, and in keeping with human rights…
Education institutions shall foster and maintain a social climate and physical environment that will promote health, well-being, non-violence and safety in working and learning.No STIGMA NO DISCRIMINATION NO VIOLENCE  Creating an Environment Free of Stigma, Discrimination and Violence A. Preventing…
The MoE shall implement mechanisms to provide psychosocial support in schools, and work with NGOs, CBOs and FBOs to develop systems that provide emotional, educational and spiritual support. The services should aim at Reducing Risk, Providing Care, Psycho-social Support and Other…
 Testing, Confidentiality and Disclosure of HIV&AIDS A. Testing and medical advice  MoE shall not engage in the compulsory testing for HIV of employees or students.  Employees and students may voluntarily take tests and counseling.  Information will be provided on Voluntary…
EmployeeAn administrator, teacher or non-teaching support staff employed in an education institution or Services. EmployerA person who engages others to perform certain tasks for payment of a wage or salary GenderAll attributes associated with women and men, boys and girls,…
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