Ministry of Education, Guyana

HIV & AIDS Resources

Letter to Pearl (Level 2)

Lisa thinks that she has a good agreement with her boyfriend, Mark, to keep them both safe from HIV and AIDS. But then Lisa discovers a love letter written by Mark to another girl called Pearl. Has Mark decided to look for excitement elsewhere?

Breaking the Silence (Level 2)

A young teacher, Miss Chabi, is sick in hospital. She decides to write letters to her students telling them the cause of her sickness and warning them about HIV and AIDS. Sadly, her family burn the letters to keep the silence. Will Miss Chabi be able to pass on her last lesson?

Teaching about HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean

This area of the curriculum is a challenging one to teach for many reasons. This book covers all that the aspiring or busy teacher needs to know to begin teaching about HIV and AIDS.

Caring for People Affected By HIV and AIDS (Level 2)

This book is intended for young people affected by HIV/AIDS who have to take on adult responsibilities and care for others in their families, while also showing these young carers how to protect and care for themselves at the same time.

I Still Want to Play

Kudzi looks after his sick mother. When his brother comes home from the city, he encourages Kudzi to have some fun, and play football again, while continuing to care for his mother.

We Can Clean

Kumi's mother is sick and he has to help at home. His friends share the cleaning work. Kumi learns to use bleach to kill germs. Together they finish the cleaning. Then they can go to play.

What Happened to Monday?

Monday is a likeable, generous and curious boy, growing up in difficult circumstances. His curiosity leads him into trouble but it also means that he finds out the truth about HIV and AIDS, and tries to help those around him.

HIV and Aids How To Stay Safe

This book helps young people learn how to stay safe from HIV and AIDS. It also explains how the disease spreads, how to protect themselves, and how to help those who are HIV positive.

My Sister Julie

Suki misses her mother and doesn't like her older sister being in charge. She finds it hard to understand how and why their lives have changed since their mother died. But when Suki gets lost, she begins to understand how important her sister is to her and how they need to help each other.

"HIV/AIDS Action Readers" aim to promote good health practice through extensive reading.

It`s Ok To Be Sad

Kofi is worried about his sick father and gets very angry. A friend helps him to understand that everyone feels sad sometimes and it is OK for men to cry.

Best Friends

HIV AIDS Action Readers are designed to help young people develop the knowledge, attitudes, self-esteem and skills needed to manage their relationships safely and happily, and to cope better with the crisis of HIV and AIDS, which is affecting their communities.


Samuel makes a frightening discovery about his sister, Hope, and he does not know what to do. At first, he is too upset and angry to talk to anyone. But with help from his friend, Samuel thinks of a good way to talk to his sister, and his care and honesty bring new hope to the whole family.

We can cook

Lungi's mother is sick and they don't have much food. Lungi's friends share their food. Together they have fun making a nutritious soup and Lungi learns to cook.

The Friendship Tree

Chiwila is sad because her best friend, Musosa, is sick. Chiwila's grandmother helps Chiwila to understand how she can be a good friend to Musosa.

Secret Striker

HIV AIDS Action Readers are designed to help young people develop the knowledge, attitudes, self-esteem and skills needed to manage their relationships safely and happily, and to cope better with the crisis of HIV and AIDS, which is affecting their communities.

The Sugar Daddy

Teleke and Inonge are ambitious schoolgirls who like to have fun. Inonge meets a sugar daddy who she thinks can give her a career opening in broadcasting. She falls for him and believes he loves her. Her family and friends try to protect her, but she won't listen. Her friend, Teleke, manages to make the right choices.

Health and Family Life Education Book 1

Health and Family Life Education addresses the needs of lower secondary students and teachers for a life-skills based course. Health and Family Life Education meets the challenges facing Caribbean societies today, such as the HIV and AIDS epidemic, rising levels of violence, health and environmental problems.

Health and family Life Education 2

The course is interactive and participatory, using mini-stories, case studies and other stimulus material to build on students’ own experience and encourage them to take an active role in their communities

Health and Family Life Education Book 3

Health and Family Life Education is an exciting new course for Caribbean Secondary Schools. There are four distinct themes or strands which are found in each of the three years: Self and Interpersonal Sexual Health, Appropriate Eating and Fitness and Managing the Environment

Health and Family Life Education (Teacher`s Guide)

The Teacher’s Guide provides sections on teaching methodologies and strategies, participatory learning, assessment, and lesson notes for each theme and unit in each year, as well as additional information about teaching life skills and background factual information

For  more information on obtaining a copy of these resources please contact the HIV Coordinator, Ms Janelle Sweatnam at UNESCO Building, 90 Robb & Oronoque Sts, Georgetown.

Tel# 225-6421

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