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Using Information and Communication Technology to Combat HIV/AIDS

Uganda Pilot Project

Start Date:
January 2002


HIV/AIDS, youth development, ICT, educational exchange

Project Goal:

To test the potential of ICTs as a means of facilitating youth and community learning about HIV/AIDS in Uganda.


Peer learning, social action and small business projects that integrate ICTs with information about HIV/AIDS enable youth to build IT skills and “get connected”. Youth build capacity in peer mentoring, entrepreneurship and communications. Such activities as website development, email, CD-Rom development and list-serves complement existing HIV/AIDS Information Education and Communication (IEC) campaigns designed to reach youth and their communities. In addition, establishment of school-based telecenters enable consistent access to ICTs and provide a local forum for dialogue. Social action plans developed in conjunction with ICT learning will allow students and teachers to interact with and educate their community. Plans include working with parent-teacher associations, income generation for youth and documenting testimonies of community members with HIV/AIDS.

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