LETLAMA SBCC Capacity Building Assessment Tool

Source
Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
Date of Publication
2012

The Letlama (Lesotho Together Against HIV and AIDS Partnership) Project aimed to improve the health of the Basotho people by reducing the incidence of HIV infection through the promotion of protective behaviors and support for healthier social norms among young people 15-24 and adults 25-35.

The project supported the Ministry of Health (MOH), public institutions, private sector partners, and an extensive network of community-based organizations to:

  • Improve the capacity of Basotho institutions to lead, sustain and harmonize the HIV prevention response and deliver high quality HIV prevention services to scale;
  • Empower communities to adopt social and cultural norms, attitudes, and values that reduce vulnerability to HIV; and,
  • Improve the ability and motivation of Basotho youth and adults to change their behaviors through increased knowledge, risk perception, skills, and access to services.

This capacity building assessment tool is meant to be used in an interview situation, with the interviewer asking questions of representatives of the group being assessed.  Questions follow the steps of the SBCC process, and under each step there are detailed queries about particular aspects of the capacity of the organization that need to be answered.