Statement

Health Education - My Right, My Choice

3 September 2018

The ‘Health Education - My Right, My Choice’ campaign, was initiated in spring 2018 having the aim to inform the communities and schools, including vocational education institutions, about health education, safe behaviors and the right of young people to realize their full potential by avoiding  risks and harmful practices.

UNFPA supports the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research to provide quality health education, both in general and vocational schools, to help teenagers and young people avoid risks and realize their full potential. Especially when parents are abroad or young people are far from home, the role of school is extremely important to educate girls and boys to become healthy and positive citizens.

TheHealth Education - My Right, My Choice’ campaign also includes other information and awareness-raising activities at the local level, public discussions about healthy lifestyles and youth development with parents, teachers, community leaders, social theater plays presented by young people, events organized in general and vocational schools.

The campaign is part of UNFPA Moldova Promoting Youth Health Education’ Project, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bucharest, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Partnerships for Every Child, Y-PEER Moldova and PRO DIDACTICA. The activities take place in 22 localities from 5 districts: Chisinau, Cahul, Rezina, Falesti, Orhei.