Youth work plays an important role in the process if HIV/AIDS education and prevention of kids and teens. Through learning in non-formal education settings, HIV and AIDS education can reach out-of-school children and young people, parents and communities.

Active learning and use of ICT

The use of active learning and innovative techniques are important elements of approach to prevention implemented in youth work and informal learning.

Passive learning is not sufficient in order to provide an adequate HIV/AIDS education. Active learning approaches are widely considered to be the most effective way for young people to develop health-related skills. Another important advantage of active learning is that it can make AIDS education amusing, attractive and engaging – via quizzes, games and other interactive media.

The introduction of innovative educational approaches engages kids and teens so as to successfully develop their skills and knowledge about effective and timely prevention. The potential of ICT and e-learning have already been successfully used as means for interactive learning and discussion indifferent countries all over the world.