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.
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
Conducting classroom sessions by organizing interactive
Strengthening linkages with adolescent / youth-friendly
Peer educators will also be trained to reach the
out-of-school adolescents who have either dropped out or were never
Dr. Jitender Nagpal, `Expressions India’- The Life Skills
Education & School Mental Health Programme
For further queries contact within CBSE
Telephone No. (011-23212603)
Courtesy : CBSE NIC IN