Why do we need Peer Educators?

“After diagnosis HIV-positive people have to find ways of living psychologically healthy lives, and they need extensive counselling to be able to do this.   This need will soon far exceed the capacity of all the trained counselors in sub-Saharan Africa…… everyone in...

Code of ethics for Peer Educators

PEER EDUCATOR CODE OF ETHICS: I, the undersigned, agree to the following Code of Ethics for Peer Educators and undertake to live up to them at all times: Organise and execute at least one formal presentation each month, either as an individual or part of a small...

What do Peer Educators need to succeed?

With over 10 years in specializing in Peer Education and mentor-ship programmes in South Africa we recommend the following: Peer Educators need a minimum of 3 days Basic HIV/AIDS peer educator training (see our programme outline); http://www.ed-unique.com/hivaids/...

What are the common Roles of Peer Educators?

What are the common roles peer educators fulfill? Identified by Dr. David Dickinson, Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand The Influencers  The Normalisers  The Advisors The Stigma Busters The Family Builders  The Sex Talkers The Condom Kings    The...

What are the Challenges of Peer Educators?

This is not an easy question to answer and is, no doubt an extremely complicated issue that cannot be answered adequately in a few lines.  However, from my 10 years of experience in working with and designing programmes for peer educators, I would like to express my...