Ministry of Education, Guyana

Life Skills Based Health Education

Life skills based education will be delivered in complimentary modes, comprising five main methods – Information, Student Education, Teacher Training, Workplace Education and Parent and Community Education

 Information

  •  Information provided must be accurate, appropriate, relevant, and in keeping with human rights legislation.

 Education

  • The Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) curriculum will provide curricular education on SHN/HIV issues in Guyana.
  • HFLE will be used to teach health issues.
  • Peer Education Programmes will promote peereducation strategies and peer support groups such as Abstinence Clubs and Counselling Groups.
  • The MoE will collaborate with appropriate organizations in training peer educators
  • Through HIV Education, all students in education institutions will have access to HIV&AIDS education. He aim is to promote healthy living, provide the right environment, and discourage inappropriate behaviors.

Teacher Training

  •  All CPCE trainees will undertake a compulsory module in the teaching of the HFLE curriculum.

 Workplace Education

  •  Employees of the MoE will be allowed to participate in relevant education programmes on HIV&AIDS and nutrition.

Parent and Community Programmes

  •  Education institutions will collaborate with Parent- Teacher Associations, School Boards and the wider community in building awareness, support and participation of parents in SHN/HIV education programmes.
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