A strategy for strengthening health and family life education in CARICOM member states




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UNICEF Caribbean Area Office


This document aims to consolidate a series of recommendations, facts, experiences, and ideas into a strategy for the strengthening of health and family life education (HFLE) in CARICOM member states. It is divide into three parts: Part I provides the justification for family life education programmes in the region, defines life skills, and describe the status of existing programmes. It identifies the shortcomings and gaps in these programmes and describes significant activities that have been undertaken to address these weaknesses. Part II provides a critical analysis of recommendations for managing and sustaining HFLE teaching materials for use in primary and secondary schools, from the developmental phase to the monitoring and teacher training phases. A draft budget and a plan for fund raising are presented.


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health education, family life education