Participation of AIDS-Affected Girls in Primary School Education: Experiences from Western Kenya

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164004
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participation of AIDS-Affected Girls in Primary School Education: Experiences from Western Kenya
Author(s):
Ochieng, Rubai Mandela
Author Details:
Rubai Mandela Ochieng, PhD Student, Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya email: mandelarro@yahoo.co.uk
Abstract:
Purpose: To assess the attendance and participation of AIDS-affected girls in primary school education. Background: This paper is based on a descriptive study that was carried out during the year 2003 in Butere-Mumias district of western Kenya. Design: One hundred and one respondents provided data through the use of Questionnaires, Interviews and Focus Group Discussions. Observation and Documentary Sources were also utilized. Results: The study findings revealed that school absenteeism and lateness were major problems facing AIDS-affected girls. The situation was attributed to added responsibility that came with sickness and subsequent death of parents, child labor, fear of stigma and discrimination, teachers' insensitivity, lack of support from guardians, lack of school necessities and ill health among other problems that the paper discusses in-depth. The study noted that AIDS-affected girls under-participated in classroom activities, were often shy and suspicious in class and most of them looked sleep deprived. This paper elaborates ways in which the classroom under participation was manifested and the factors behind the whole situation. Also revealed by the study was the phenomenon of incomplete assignments and class notes, lack of exercise books allocated for certain specific subjects as well as absence of other material necessary for learning and this has been explained in the paper. The participation of AIDS-affected girls in out of class activities has also been described. Conclusion: The paper gives some recommendations on how the participation of AIDS-affected girls in school could be improved. This includes recommendations on school feeding programs, school and basic needs provision, nutrition education, guidance and counseling, as well as penalties against people who infringe on the rights of AIDS-affected girls.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParticipation of AIDS-Affected Girls in Primary School Education: Experiences from Western Kenyaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOchieng, Rubai Mandelaen_US
dc.author.detailsRubai Mandela Ochieng, PhD Student, Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya email: mandelarro@yahoo.co.uken_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164004-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To assess the attendance and participation of AIDS-affected girls in primary school education. Background: This paper is based on a descriptive study that was carried out during the year 2003 in Butere-Mumias district of western Kenya. Design: One hundred and one respondents provided data through the use of Questionnaires, Interviews and Focus Group Discussions. Observation and Documentary Sources were also utilized. Results: The study findings revealed that school absenteeism and lateness were major problems facing AIDS-affected girls. The situation was attributed to added responsibility that came with sickness and subsequent death of parents, child labor, fear of stigma and discrimination, teachers' insensitivity, lack of support from guardians, lack of school necessities and ill health among other problems that the paper discusses in-depth. The study noted that AIDS-affected girls under-participated in classroom activities, were often shy and suspicious in class and most of them looked sleep deprived. This paper elaborates ways in which the classroom under participation was manifested and the factors behind the whole situation. Also revealed by the study was the phenomenon of incomplete assignments and class notes, lack of exercise books allocated for certain specific subjects as well as absence of other material necessary for learning and this has been explained in the paper. The participation of AIDS-affected girls in out of class activities has also been described. Conclusion: The paper gives some recommendations on how the participation of AIDS-affected girls in school could be improved. This includes recommendations on school feeding programs, school and basic needs provision, nutrition education, guidance and counseling, as well as penalties against people who infringe on the rights of AIDS-affected girls.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:36:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:36:25Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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