Rolling Positive - Training Opportunities
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a unique global public/private partnership dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat three of the world's most devastating diseases, viz HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international health financing. The Global Fund works in close collaboration with other bilateral and multilateral organizations to supplement existing efforts dealing with the three diseases.
A public call was issued in 2008 for organisations to submit a proposal to the Global Fund. The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) submitted a proposal to develop and roll out the ROLLING+ programme in 6 provinces. The proposal became part of the successful Round 9 country application and was launched in August 2010.
Initially, the programme aims to reach people with disabilities through 2-day Education and Awareness workshops in HIV/AIDS/STI/TB.
Suitable people with disabilities will be identified from these workshops to undergo further training in a 10-day workshop. They will become a cadre of trained Peer Educators, Lay Counsellors and Support Group Facilitators able to provide services to people with disabilities in their local communities. They are expected to reach out to their communities with relevant information and educational materials, conduct 2-day Education and Awareness workshops in HIV/AIDS/STIs/TB, and be able to support people with disabilities with lay counselling and information and by making referrals for sexual and reproductive health services.
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
QASA calls for an expression of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons to offer the following workshops for people with disabilities in various regions in South Africa:
- 2-day HIV/AIDS/STI/TB education and awareness workshops; and/or
- 10-day workshops to equip people with disabilities as Peer Educators, Lay Counsellors and Support Group Facilitators.
QASA has developed suitable training material, which will be made available to selected training facilitators. The local disability organisation undertakes to organise the recruitment of local people with disabilities, a suitable venue, catering and other logistical support.
Interested persons are requested to submit their personal profile outlining previous experience and qualifications as well as daily rates to:
Dr Philip Coetzer
QASA Rolling+ Programme
Tel: +27 21 853 3281
Fax: +27 86 513 9501
Cell: +27 82 458 6344