We pride ourselves on delivering programs that are transformative—whether they are education and exchange programs or interventions designed to prevent the spread of HIV.
Our HIV/AIDS work takes full advantage of our expertise in education, civil society and governance, and human and institutional capacity development in order to create innovative, multi-sector approaches. Given the socio-economic complexity of the AIDS epidemic, these cross-sector approaches are necessary to prevent new HIV infections and help mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities.
Our programs include capacity building interventions with nongovernmental organizations working with key populations in Jamaica and the Bahamas; sector strengthening interventions with nongovernmental organizations working in HIV prevention and education in Angola; school-community partnerships assisting populations affected by HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia; and workplace prevention interventions with large-volume Ethiopian employers. We also provide local civil society organizations the benefit of our extensive experience with the implementation of small-grant programs.
We offer technical expertise in both structural and behavioral HIV prevention. Structural interventions include capacity development with civil society organizations and government institutions, improvement of care referral networks, strengthening household finances, and support for workplace policies that enable effective HIV prevention. Our work in behavioral prevention includes the design and implementation of programs to transform personal communication, peer education, community mobilization, and life skills education.
In addition to technical expertise, we provide the resources of a veteran capacity development and education organization. In every program, we focus on building the skills and capabilities of the individuals and institutions with which we work
This capacity building approach is a deliberate one and leads to empowered individuals, communities, and institutions capable of achieving positive social change. This approach is also important in the current donor environment, where investment is increasingly directed at local institutitions and the long-term goal is often local ownership of programs and service delivery. Because of our approach and proven models, World Learning is well positioned to serve that goal.
Moving forward, we will continue to enhance our existing programs, as well as broaden our focus to include youth empowerment, economic strengthening, and gender issues.
We pride ourselves on delivering programs that are transformative—whether they are education and exchange programs or interventions designed to prevent the spread of HIV. Empowering an individual with the skills to make healthy choices that protect him or her from HIV is transformative.
As we design our programs, we are mindful of local realities and place high value on sound partnerships with local, regional and national actors, from both civil society and government.