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Students participate in youth health programme

Students participate in youth health programme

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On Thursday, July 6, 40 students from the Fair Hall Primary School were presented with certificates of participation in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment Youth Guidance Programme. The 10-week course is being co-ordinated by the Health Promotion Unit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.

Coordinator for the programme Community Health promotion officer Angeline Andrews said that she was overwhelmed at the level of participation by the students and felt obliged to demonstrate her appreciation to the students by donating other tangible gifts. To this end, she solicited the support of her family members, who willingly donated six tablets to the most outstanding students. This is the third year that such donations are made to students in the programme.

Apart from the Fair Hall School, the programme was also conducted at the Richland Park, Mesopotamia, Cane End and the Sandy Bay Government Schools.

The objectives of the programme are to:

• assist children and adolescents to develop their potential for enriching the quality of individual, family and community life

• assist children and adolescents in adjusting to the growth and developmental changes they experience in making the transition from childhood to adulthood

• help children and adolescents to cope effectively with the stress situation associated with growing up

• help children and adolescents to take care of the environment

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