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Health gazebo opened in the school yard of Pripiceni village, Rezina district

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Children, parents, teachers and local authorities from Pripiceni, Rezina gathered today at the school yard gazebo to discuss the importance of education for health of young people in their community. They support the “Education for Health – My Right, My Choice” campaign that was launched last year and continued in 2019. The gazebo was painted by teachers and students with messages and images of education for health.

The school of Pripiceni, Rezina, is one of 15 schools in the districts of Cahul, Orhei, Rezina, Falesti and Ungheni that are included in the campaign and have received small grants to promote education for health in their community. Since 2018, 37 communities from these districts have been participating in the UNFPA program to promote education for health among youth, conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, NGO “Partnerships for every child” and the Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA.

Ludmila Negara, the school director, thanked all those who contributed to the implementation of the project and said: “We are pleased that we have won this project and, thanks to the small grant, we will be able to buy the necessary equipment for school events. Most of all, we are pleased that the optional subject “Education for Health” has been requested by students of grades VI, VII and IX for the following school year”.

The head of the General Education Department, Lilia Lazar who was present at the event, highlighted the willingness of the local authorities to further support the communities in their mobilization to have healthy young people.

Similar actions like exhibitions of drawings, comedy clubs, social theaters, flash-mobs, painting of public spaces, etc. will be conducted in the other 14 communities. In autumn 2018, more than 5,600 parents, teachers, young people, representatives of local authorities and other community members participated in similar activities in the five districts.

“Education for Health” is an optional subject and is taught to students in grades I-XII if they request it. In the 2018-2019 school year, over 19,000 adolescents requested this subject, which is only 10% of the total number of adolescents who need this information.