C-Change developed the Community Conversation Toolkit - a set of six materials on HIV prevention for low-literacy audiences - to assist communities in the southern Africa region to initiate discussions around key drivers of HIV. The materials are designed to help low-literacy audiences "make meaning" for themselves of the information on key drivers of HIV and AIDS.
These interactive formats (listed below) are designed to mobilise adults, aged 20 and above, in communities to take action toward HIV prevention. The toolkit is intended to complement existing HIV prevention activities and address several key drivers of the epidemic: concurrency, cross-generational sex, gender-based violence, and alcohol abuse.
Materials in the Community Conversation Toolkit include:
- "Facilitator’s Guide;
- Community Mobilizer’s Guide;
- Community Mobilizer’s Cards;
- Roleplay Cards;
- Storytelling Finger Puppets;
- Promotional Proverbs and Best Kept Secrets Throw Boxes;
- Promotional Playing Cards; and
- Dialogue Buttons.”
Already adapted in six countries in Southern Africa, C-Change has adapted the toolkit for Nigeria. The materials were pretested in Nigeria with intended audiences in Cross River and Kogi states. Stakeholder consultations were also conducted with government counterparts, donors, and partners for technical input and buy-in. The Nigeria version and other country versions are available on C-Hub through the link below.
English, Chichewa, Kikaonde, Ndebele, Lozi, Sotho, Zulu, Seosotho, and Siswati, with possible further language adaptations.
C-Hub, January 10 2011 and June 12 2012.