UNICEF, 2015. 63 p.
The Maldivian Ministry of Education (MoE) has initiated an extra-curricular Life Skills Education (LSE) Program for secondary schools students and out of school children in 2004. This program was developed with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and focused on aspects related to Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health. From 2011 to 2015, UNICEF Maldives supported the Ministry of Education to develop and implement Life skills education to: 1) Boost students’ knowledge and skills to enhance their personal and social competence to resist risky situations that impact on their well‐being such as drugs, HIV/AIDS, sexual health and others. 2) To strengthen institutional capacity at the Ministry of Education and schools to roll out the school-based Life Skills Education (LSE) programme for students in secondary schools across the country. The purpose of this review is to: 1. Review the progress achieved so far; 2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the programme, challenges encountered and propose recommendation to addressing them. 3. Review the national curriculum and curriculum materials to identify how LSE is integrated and to make recommendations to strengthen delivery through the curriculum.
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