CBSE Launches Life Skills, Holistic Health, Wellbeing Programme for School Teachers, Counsellors

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched the ‘Adolescent Peer Educators Leadership Program in Life Skills, Holistic Health, and Wellbeing’  to empower the educators as stakeholders of school health, safety, and wellbeing. Two school counsellors/ wellness teacher / nodal teachers and four peer educators will be trained on building resilience, nutrition, hygiene, family bonding, dealing with emotions, the impact of the digital world, and effective career choices.

Launched on November 23, the training programme has been divided into batches with eight-hour training sessions spread over four days. More than 2600 CBSE schools are enrolled for the initial phase of online orientation programmes.

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“The programme is relevant especially when COVID – 19 pandemic has impacted the psychosocial well-being of children and adolescents across the country. The envisioned outcomes include a positive impact on holistic development and upgrading from core life skills to 21st-century skills. This will further amplify in building their resilience, mental wellbeing, self-esteem, social sensitivity, better communication skills, enhanced ability, set goals, and lead a socially productive life,” the board said in its official notice.

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A web page on the CBSE website will carry advisory, practical tips, posters, videos, FAQs, and an online interactive platform for various aspects of life skills, mental health, and wellbeing. Short films from students and short modules on various aspects of psychosocial and allied healthy behaviour in minimizing risks in children and adolescents shall be added. Peer educators will also be given the opportunity to showcase their talent in the Young Film Maker’s Festival.

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