Press Release

Schools from Moldova actively engaged in promoting youth health education in their communities

10 September 2019

Chisinau, 10 September - Fifteen schools from Cahul, Orhei, Rezina, Falesti, and Ungheni districts participated in a small-grants programme for the promotion of health education in their community. Young people, teachers, parents and local authorities were engaged in community mobilization activities raising awareness about the right of adolescents to health education and safe development.

The activities were organized as part of UNFPA Program that promotes health education for youth, implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Partnerships for Every Child NGO, and PRO DIDACTICA Educational Center. 

40 community actions were organized during August-September as part of  "Health education - my right, my choice" campaign.

The small-grants programme took place in August-September this year and involved community mobilization for the promotion of "Health education" optional discipline for young people. They supported the ’Health Education - My Right, My Choice’  Campaign, launched last year and continued in 2019.

The first action, a thematic debate club, took place in Frasinesti, Ungheni. Similar actions, such as drawings exhibitions, humour shows (e.g. Club of the Funny and Inventive People), social theater, flash-mobs, painting of public spaces, etc. were organized in the other 14 localities (see The Action Plan).

Community March for Health Education in Pirlita, Ungheni.

A total of 37 localities from five rayons of the country are involved since 2018 in the UNFPA Program that promotes health education for youth.

During the autumn of 2018, over 5600 parents, teachers, young people, representatives of local authorities, and other members of the community participated in similar activities conducted in those five districts.

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

Health Education is an elective course, taught to students of I-XII grades on request. During the 2018-19 school year, over 19,000 adolescents chose this course. This is only 10% of the total number of adolescents who need such information.