Comprehensive Sexuality Education Addressing HIV, Drugs and Sexual Risk Behaviors for Youth in Closed Settings in Indonesia

Indonesia has become one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in Asia. The number of people living with HIV (PLWHA) in Indonesia has more than doubled from 193,000 in 2006 to 333,200 in 2009. Indonesia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) estimates that in 2014, PLWHA would reach 541,700. According to Indonesian National AIDS Commission (NAC), in 2009, 15,608 of 17,699 AIDS cases in Indonesia were among 15-49 years old. 

Indonesia’s MoH has committed to tackle HIV/AIDS in Indonesia. One of their priorities is to improve youth knowledge on HIV and AIDS, with a target of 80% of young people (15-24 years old) in 2014 having comprehensive knowledge on HIV prevention. To achieve this goal, the Government of Indonesia has appointed five Ministries, i.e. MoH, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Internal Affairs, with the lead of Health Promotion Center, MoH, to disseminate information on a campaign to improve youth knowledge on HIV prevention. 

This project builds on the previous UBRAF and UBW. Both of these projects have focuses on strategic information on skill-based HIV, Drugs and Sexuality Prevention Education by collating evidence and developing supplement materials related to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). This project aims to focus on capacity building of teachers and facilitators in delivering high quality CSE.

The project has two major components: (2) non-formal education settings at juvenile detention centres for assessment analysis on the HIV prevalence and education prevention efforts, development of training modules and support materials for facilitators, and conduct training for facilitator. The other components is (2) formal settings for providing technical assistance and advocacy support to address HIV prevention needs of youth, review the current 2013 curriculums on Key Concept ITGS, review and adapt existing CSE modules for teacher training and conducting teacher training on CSE

There two beneficiary of this project, primary and secondary. For primary beneficiary: 

  • Non-formal education settings: 20 facilitators from 10 juvenile detention centres. This will cover >60% (10 out of 16) centres nation-wide. Each centre caters youths with average of 2 year detention time; 20 social workers from 10 social institutions. This will cover 50% (10 out of 20) of social institutions cater for youth nation-wide. Each institution caters at least 50 youths with an average of 6 month training time.
  • Formal education settings will cover secondary school teachers: 25 secondary school counsellors and 25 headmasters from 25 secondary schools in West Jakarta. This will cover 100% (17 out of 17) public high schools and 10% (8 out of 80) of private high schools in West Jakarta, i.e. in total approximately 15,000 youth as indirect beneficiaries in West Jakarta; 20 secondary school counsellors and 20 headmasters from 20 secondary schools in Kab. Badung. This will cover 100% (20 out of 20) senior high schools in Kab Badung, i.e. in total of 8,802 youth as indirect beneficiaries in Kab Badung; 25 secondary school counsellors and 25 headmasters from 25 secondary schools in Denpasar. This will cover 40% (25 out of 62) senior high schools in Denpasar, i.e. in total of 19,000 youth as indirect beneficiaries in Denpasar.

Co-funding from UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO and in-kind contribution are expected to cover 7 other priority provinces in Indonesia, with a total coverage of 30% of all in-school youth in Indonesia as indirect beneficiaries.

And for secondary beneficiary:

  • All facilitators in juvenile detention centres, all social workers, all secondary school counsellors and headmasters 
  • All juvenile detention centres, all social institutions, all secondary schools 
  • 100% youth in juvenile detention centres (4000 youth), 100% youth in social institutions (6000 youth) and 100% secondary school students in Indonesia



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