The Status of Hiv/Aids Mainstreaming In Integrated Functional Adult Education: The Case of Ledeta Subcity

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Addis Ababauniversity


The purpose of the study was to assess the status of HIV/AIDS mainstreaming in IFAL program in the case of Lideta sub city. A related literature of theoretical and empirical issues was reviewed. A mixed research method was employed. A relevant data were gathered from IFAL facilitators, Adult center and IFAL coordinators, sub-city adult education experts and IFAL learners through classroom observation, questionnaires, interviews, FGD and document analysis. The data collected through questionnaires were analyzed using frequencies and percentages, and the qualitative data were analyzed in narration. In order to select sample population, random sampling was used to select the sub-city.. The findings of the study indicate that most of the adult facilitators were females (61.9 %) with 6 to 15 years of experience and Diploma holders (33.3%.). The study reveals 71.4% of the HIV/AIDS education included in the integrated adult education was very relevant to adult day to day life. The study showed 61.9% of the time given to HIV/AIDS education was not enough. It also showed lack of proper monitoring and evaluation, lack of adequate time and contents, lack of adequate teaching and learning materials and lack of continuing capacity building for facilitators and other experts. However, there is HIV/AIDS education curriculum in IFAL that has relevance in meeting the local needs. Finally,. The study indicated most common factors that affect the implementation HIV/AIDS mainstreaming in IFAL education were low level of monitoring and evaluation, lack of motivation, inadequate equipment, and lack of skilled manpower and other resources •The regional education bureau needs to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation system which used to see the proper implementation of the HIV/AIDS education integration to IFAL program and how to run it



Integrated Functional Adult Education