Press Release

Small grants for fifteen schools from Moldova to promote health education in communities

8 August 2019

Fifteen schools from Cahul, Orhei, Rezina, Falesti, and Ungheni districts will receive mini-grants to promote health education in their community. A total of 37 localities from these districts have participated since 2018 in the 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.

The activities will take place this August and September and will involve mobilizing the community to promote health education for young people. They will support the ’Health Education - My Right, My Choice’  Campaign, launched last year and continued in 2019.

The first action, a thematic debate club, will take 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. will be organized in the other 14 localities (see The Action Plan attached).

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 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.