HIV-Related Knowledge, Behaviors, and Exposure to the Life Orientation Curriculum among Grade-8 Learners in Mpumalanga
In 2015, the South Africa Department of Basic Education (DBE), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), invested in developing and piloting scripted lesson plans (SLPs) to increase the uniformity of the implementation of the sexuality education sections of a Life Orientation (LO) curriculum for learners. The Education Development Center (EDC) began piloting the SLP in the 2016 school year. With support from USAID, and in partnership with DBE, MEASURE Evaluation is conducting an impact evaluation of the activity before it is rolled out nationally. This fact sheet presents baseline results from 1,618 Grade-8 female learners and 1,353 Grade-8 male learners enrolled in 44 study schools in Mpumalanga in the 2016 school year.