Hope is Vital

Hope Is Vital” – a Wellness course for living positively with HIV & AIDS

A five-part interactive Training of Trainers’ course for those involved with programmes for HIV positive people; focusing on:

1. HIV and the Immune System
2. HIV and nutrition
3. Stress and disclosure
4. Preparing for the future
5. HIV and Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy

Based on material used at Helen Joseph Hospital (CDC) and developed further by Dr Liz Thomson (Director, Medecins Sans Frontiers; formerly of Edendale Hospital, Pietermaritzburg) and Janine Ward (Community Builder, formerly of SOS Children’s Villages and turn the tide 4 children)

The course begins with a Facilitator’s Guide, giving practical training on how to train in an informal, participatory way.

It can be used in various ways:

-       by hospital or clinic staff as part of HIV awareness courses in VCT (voluntary counselling & testing) or PMTCT (mother-to-child-transmission) programmes;
       PWA (people living with AIDS) support groups;
-        Communities – as part of home-based care or community awareness programmes;
-       Faith-based organisations – as part of HIV & AIDS outreach;
-       Business companies – as part of in-house employee wellness programmes.

The Training of Trainers’ course takes 3 days, assuming the trainees have some previous HIV & AIDS or training experience

(minimum of 10 trainees and maximum of 20 trainees per training event) 

Training Costs: (per 3-day event)

Cost of training material per trainee                                                                R75.00

Training cost per trainee – for group of 10 – 15 trainees                               R750.00

                                     - for group of 16 – 20 trainees                               R600.00

Costs for venue, travel, accommodation and catering not included. These additional costs which will vary depending on location of training.

For bookings or further information on this training opportunity, please contact Janine Ward.

Mobile 082 956 0048
Tel       011 792 7934
Fax      086 556 6239
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