Online lessons for safer living
See below for lessons available in this language.
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Please note: Lessons marked with may not be suitable for young children and some audiences.
The HIV/AIDS DVD is our general overview lesson on this important subject. It informs the viewer of the seriousness of the HIV virus and the ways in which it is spread. Although it is incurable, it is important to stop the spread of HIV through education and prevention. The viewer is shown ways of doing this, such as the use of contraception and the sterilising of razors and syringes. The DVD helps to break down some of the common misconceptions about HIV and AIDS, in particular how it can and cannot be passed on. One of the points the viewer is taught is the importance of informing their children about HIV and AIDS. Children are just as much at risk as adults, especially unborn babies, who can contract the virus from their mothers. Education and information are vital in stopping the spread of this very serious disease.
The Basic Hygiene DVD stresses to the viewer the importance of keeping themselves, their children and their home clean and gives advice on how to achieve this. Poor hygiene is the basis of illnesses spread through germs so it is important for the viewer to learn how to maintain good hygiene. The washing of hands with soap and water is the basis of good hygiene and viewers are taught to encourage their children to do the same. The lesson teaches about toilet hygiene, food preparation, child and baby hygiene and how to keep houses clean. The DVD also covers safe drinking water and gives advice and tips on how to obtain it. The viewer is taught the basics of good hygiene and how vital it is to prevent the spread of germs and disease.
This DVD teaches the importance of using safe water and how to obtain it. Unsafe water can be dangerous as it can cause illness and is particularly harmful to babies and young children. The lesson teaches the viewer to always get water from a clean, safe source such as a pipe or a pump, rather than an open pool. If they do not have access to a safe source the viewer is taught how to make their water safe by boiling it to kill off any germs. They are also shown a simple method of purifying water by letting it stand in a clear bottle or container in sunlight for a couple of days. The DVD teaches how to store water to ensure it stays safe and clean.