CBSE : Adolescence Education Programme

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Adolescence Education Programme

About Adolescence Education Programme:

The Government of India has taken a decision to upscale the National School AIDS Education Programme (SAEP) and implement the Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) in all secondary and higher secondary schools.

The Central Board of Secondary Education is implementing the AEP in all private schools affiliated to it.

Adolescence Education is an intervention to impart accurate and adequate knowledge about the process of growing up with a focus on reproductive and sexual health in its biological, psychological and socio-cultural dimensions, emotional health and coping with life skills.

Global and Indian experiences have shown that educational interventions focused on life skills development have proven very effective in empowering adolescents to manage their ARSH issues and concerns, including avoidance of risky behaviours.

Objectives of Adolescence Education

  • To ensure the integration of AE elements into the school curriculum and in teacher education courses.

  • To organize activities for life skills development.

  • To help students acquire authentic knowledge about Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) including HIV/AIDS and substance abuse, especially drugs.

  • To inculcate in students essential life skills to develop healthy attitudes and responsible behaviour towards ARSH issues, including HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.

Training Programmes

Under AEP, the CBSE is conducting empowerment programmes for different stakeholders :

1. Advocacy for Principals

2. Nodal Teachers training

3. Master Training for creating a pool of CBSE Resource Persons

At least two nodal teachers per school will undergo training to conduct the following school level activities :

  • Advocacy activities at the school and community level.

  • Using the Question Box and responding to questions raised by students.

  • Conducting classroom sessions by organizing interactive student activities.

  • Strengthening linkages with adolescent / youth-friendly health services.

  • Peer educators will also be trained to reach the out-of-school adolescents who have either dropped out or were never enrolled.

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Contact Us:

Technical Assistance

Dr. Jitender Nagpal, `Expressions India’- The Life Skills Education & School Mental Health Programme

For further queries contact within CBSE

Education Officer

Telephone No. (011-23212603)

Courtesy : CBSE NIC IN