To help change behaviors and attitudes of youth (ages 15 to 24) related to HIV and AIDS, World Education implemented interventions targeting in-school and out-of-school youth in Takeo and Pursat provinces. The HIV prevention education strategies combined an emphasis on life skills, nonformal education curriculum development and training.
Promoting Healthy Youth entailed creating health clubs for in-school youth as a means of getting students interested in the topics of HIV and AIDS through membership and participation in the clubs. Club members engaged in HIV education and outreach activities, community mobilization, and IEC development and dissemination.
The goal of HIV and AIDS Prevention for In-School and Out-of-School Youth was to change behaviors and attitudes of youth (ages 15 to 24) related to HIV and AIDS, thereby making them less vulnerable to HIV and AIDS infection. IEC and Life Skills for Out-of-School Youth worked with adolescent boys and young men, adolescent girls and young women, and married couples. World Education employed a two-pronged strategy for behavior change among out-of-school youth. Individualized life skills classes for each of the three groups combined issues of HIV awareness and human sexuality with a range of additional topics highly relevant to the individual sub-populations. Peer education was also carried out among all three youth sub-populations, to provide opportunities for counseling and information dissemination to take place in informal settings. Local communities were heavily involved in project implementation.