Save the Children in South Africa led the implementation of a Pan-African Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Information project across 15 countries in Southern, Eastern and Western Africa.
The programme piloted the process-oriented approach (POA), a unique teacher-training methodology recognizing that anyone who delivers sexuality education will be influenced by their own personal attitudes, beliefs and values.
Teachers were encouraged to examine their own attitudes and values to issues relating to sex, sexuality, gender and relationships to consider how these might influence their delivery of CSE and to reflect on their responsibility to deliver information that is technically accurate and unbiased. This included participating in activities that explored personal values and attitudes from the perspective of both learners and teachers.
Teachers were also given the opportunity to practice delivering sexuality education sessions – particularly those parts of the curriculum that they found most challenging – and to receive feedback to build their confidence and skills.
Source: Save the Children training manual and personal communication (Yumnah Hattas, Save the Children, 10 June 2015).