The issue of HIV/AIDS is a much talked about and several of the educators have agreed that it should be taught in schools as part of the school curriculum. The question is how much of this is mentioned and discussed in schools? The subject may crop up in the language classes as a topic for essay writing. It may be in the Biology class as a research topic and how much of it is mentioned in the Health science lessons? Teachers are inhibited when it comes to mentioning this issue let alone discuss it.
Thus to make school children aware of HIV/AIDS is very difficult in the classroom or in the school atmosphere. So we have the following suggestions. Meeting youths and youth leaders of some schools and representatives of classes above eight standard we derived these suggestions from them.
The meeting with them was analyzed using fuzzy theory as this concept is a delicate one involving a lot of emotions or feelings and the following suggestions are derived:
1. Youth participants were not inhibited and willing only in non-school environment handled by an expert and not by a teacher of the same school.
2. The absence of their teachers gave more involvement and free expression.
3. Group discussion with experts made them free to ask their doubts regarding HIV/AIDS.
4. Most of them felt that interactions in the non-school environment like regular lectures, workshops, seminars, talk and video shows can educate them about HIV/AIDS.