Free Curricula

Some of the following curricula are not sport specific but organisations will find some excellent practical ideas around SRHR that can be adapted to sport programmes.

1. The Go Girls! Community-based Life Skills for Girls Training Manual has been developed to provide a safe and fun learning experience where girls can be equipped with life skills and knowledge to help maintain a happy and healthy life, stay in or return to school, and feel empowered to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. This manual has been designed specifically for girls ages 13 to 17, who are not enrolled in school or live in very vulnerable situations.

2. The World Starts With Me is a computer-based comprehensive sexuality education programme for in- and out-of-school youth in Uganda, Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. In cooperation with Butterfly Works and SchoolNet Uganda, Rutgers WPF developed and implemented this innovative, computer-based and online curriculum about SRHR.

3. My Changing Body: Fertility Awareness for Young People is a training manual that has been developed by Family Health International and the Institute for Reproductive Health of Georgetown University to teach girls and boys ages 10 to 14 years about the changes they experience as they approach puberty. It also seeks to help youth take good care of their bodies, become more self-confident, and gain positive self-images.

4. The Cricket HIV and AIDS Curriculum has been designed to provide cricketers with important HIV and AIDS and sexual health information. The activities for different age groups (10 to 12, 13 to 15, and 15 and over) are designed to help them:

  • Acquire accurate information for themselves that they can share with their families and friends.
  • Become more confident about issues of sexual health, postponing their sexual debut and negotiating safer sex.
  • Learn about resources in their own communities, for example, people they can talk with if they need further information or help.
  • Explore issues of discrimination and prejudice, and how these are linked to the spread of HIV and AIDS.
  • Explore ways they can make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS

5. Youth-Friendly Services allows staff to reflect upon and assess their own beliefs about adolescent sexuality while ensuring that those values and attitudes do not compromise the basic sexual and reproductive health rights to which youth are entitled. The curriculum also helps providers understand cross-cultural principles of adolescent development and health needs specific to youth.

6. The Curriculum-Based Reproductive Health and HIV Education Programme is a result of two sources of data and information: 1) research commissioned by Family Health International/YouthNet on the impact and quality of sex and HIV education curricula for youth; and 2) discussions about field experiences in using such curricula in developing nations, held at a two-day meeting in Washington DC, 9-10 January 2006.

7. A resource kit of lesson plans and guidance for comprehensive sexuality educators, Positively Informed provides a handpicked selection of some of the best available English-language sexuality education materials. Intended to serve as a source of ideas, examples, and inspiration for educators developing their own sexuality education curricula, the lesson plans use creative, interactive, learner-centred teaching strategies, and are adaptable to diverse cultural settings. They address gender issues, challenge discriminatory attitudes and behaviours, and present sexuality as a positive part of life rather than something to be feared and shrouded in taboos.

8. The AIDS Badge Curriculum, created in 2005 by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, is a curriculum and factsheet that is designed to provide adolescent girls with information on HIV/AIDS and sexual health. Activities help girls and young women become confident on issues of sexual health, including postponing and negotiating sex. The materials also help girls discover resources in their communities, explore issues of discrimination and prejudice and how these relate to HIV/AIDS, and discuss ways they can make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

9. The resources in this Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV) Toolkit cover a broad range of topics pertinent to the treatment, care and support of ALHIV including: training, treatment literacy and adherence, counselling and disclosure, peer education, human rights and advocacy and more.

10. It's All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV and Human Rights Education is a resource kit for developing a unified curriculum on sexuality, gender, HIV and human rights. It enables educators and policymakers to address not only the individual determinants of young people’s SRHR, but the social determinants of their health and well-being.