Adolescent Health Awareness
Life Skill & adolescent Health Education for School children or class 9th to 12th (age of 13 to 19 year).
Here the awakening is for saving, helping and guiding the teenagers for life skill education program. It is a right time to have these topics as a School Education as it is an open question for debate. But if we look at the present situation, the number of HIV/AIDS affected people is increasing drastically. Now everyone will have to sit up and think of the future, that we and our coming generations are stepping into. According to the conducted studies, the school children are becoming more exposed & venerable to this deadly epidemic due to many factors, like:-
- Changed physical, emotional and social problems facing by the growing age.
- Peer group pressure for venturing out into tabooed area of sex, drugs, cigarettes, injections etc.
- Fashion for extra or illegal relation let it be with elders or same age group or even small children and knowing or unknowingly coming in contact with the HIV affected people.
- Basic information on health, nutrition, hygiene, mental health, physical changes on body & mind, substance abuse, sexual abuse faced by Indian kids.
- Life Skill Education and awareness on HIV/AIDS, RTI etc.
- Question answer session with students.
- Quiz competition on topic of awareness.
Students are very eagerly inquisitive for their different & multiple clarifications on the issues faced during adolescent periods.
Adolescence is a period of transition from the immaturity of childhood into the maturity of adulthood. There is no single event or boundary line that denotes the end of childhood or the beginning of adolescence. Rather, the passage from childhood into and through adolescence is composed of a set of transitions that unfold gradually and that touch upon many aspects of the individual’s behavior, development and relationships. These transitions are biological cognitive, social and emotional.
This period in a child’s life is marked by challenges and difficulties in self-exploration and identification. Sexual relationships are especially challenging and difficult for adolescent women and men.
To provide age appropriate information on growing up and prepare them to accept all physical & mental changes during adolescence and enable them to be comfortable with themselves. To train them with skills to deal with risky situations and behavior and carry them forward to their peers.
To provide relevant information on HIV/AIDS so that adolescents act responsibly towards themselves and society. Provide conceptual clarity on love and attraction and other crucial issue like relationships, sexual behavior and difference between responsibility and irresponsible behavior.