Each year on December 1st, World AIDS Day is commemorated around the globe to honor those we have lost to HIV and to promote awareness and action for the enduring promise of an AIDS-Free Generation. This toolkit is designed to provide Volunteers with ideas on how to participate in World AIDS Day and to share activities.

Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is celebrated annually on October 15 and was created by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing to foster and support a global culture of handwashing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in every country and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. Refer to this Toolkit and the GHD Public-Private Partnership website http://www.globalhandwashingday.org/ for all the information you need to plan for this day including; an excellent Planners Guide (in English & Spanish), and a place where you can share your plans.

There is global consensus that the best psychosocial care and support for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV is provided through everyday interpersonal interactions that occur in caring relationships in homes, schools, and communities.

The manual was written to be used by Peace Corps trainers who seek to train Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) and other extensionists in the use of nonformal education and animation techniques-especially in guinea worm endemic countries. By using the manual, trainers will also instruct their students on guinea worm and its prevention. The manual is also to be used by Peace Corps Volunteers and extensionists to prepare animations for field activities.

It is important for Volunteers to understand the global standards and overall approach to caring for orphans and vulnerable children. This session's presentation of this information prepares participants to compare, contrast, and make recommendations for community-level programs.

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