ELRC HIV/AIDS Intervention Programme. PRESENTATION TO PARLIAMENT Education Portfolio Committee 21 October 2008 Mr. Mahalingum Govender Principal Investigator Accounting Officer. History of the ELRC/PCTA.
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HIV/AIDS Intervention Programme
PRESENTATION TO PARLIAMENT
Education Portfolio Committee
21 October 2008
Mr. Mahalingum Govender
The ELRC commissioned the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) to undertake the first-ever comprehensive study on Supply and Demand, of which one of the components was the Impact of HIV/AIDS on educators in South Africa, in 2003.
Based on the findings of this Report, the Prevention, Care and Treatment Access Project (PCTA) was initiated in the three South African provinces most impacted by HIV and AIDS.
The project provided the first comprehensive effort to deliver HIV/AIDS programming dedicated exclusively to educators living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Through this effort, levels of union capacity have begun to evolve to a higher level and many valuable lessons have been learned.
Building on the lessons learned, and in an effort to ensure indigenous ownership and leadership of the efforts, the ELRC through its HIV/AIDS Intervention Programme, stepped forward to implement the next phase of the PCTA project nationwide, with the AFT offering the necessary and vital technical assistance.
ELRC Council approved that the GS and the trade unions can use the ELRC as the vehicle to solicit funds for the HIV/AIDS intervention programme – ELRC-PCTA
The condition of the permission included:
That the project must be managed by the GS and the respective trade unions separately; and
That the project must be accounted for separately.
This means the GS and trade union leaders must ensure that the ELRC is not brought into disrepute.
On 13th May 2008, the GS as Accounting Officer informed Parliament of the project and that it will be reported and accounted for separately.
To reduce the number of new HIV infections among educators (and their families) and to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on educators (and their families).
Policy Analysis and System Strengthening
NB: These figures are unaudited and subject to change.
The project is strengthening the capacity of the mentioned teachers unions to address HIV/AIDS amongst educators both affected and infected by it.
We are measuring our services and relationships on the basis of the 5 performance indicators including the program indicators and targets set for the project in the program areas stated above.
Serving learners, educators and public education