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EI launches new teachers’ guide to healthy living and learning

published 22 February 2011 updated 11 April 2011

EI has worked with the Education Development Center and World Health Organisation to present their latest EFAIDS resource: ‘Healthy Action: An activity book for teachers and learners’.

The publication has been designed to help teachers and learners to adopt healthy behaviour and make healthy choices for better teaching and learning. It includes activities for teachers and classroom activities for learners covering four principle topics which are all inter-connected through the theme of maintaining overall good health. These include: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; nutrition and physical activity; hygiene and sanitation; as well as, injury and violence prevention. All the activities proposed are designed according to the life-skills based approach and participatory learning methodology. The same angle was used in previous EFAIDS resource materials, ‘Leadership in the HIV and AIDS response’ and ‘Learning for life’ (both publications are downloadable at http://www.ei-ie.org/efaids/en/documentation_ei.php). While EFAIDS resources are used primarily by EI affiliated teacher unions around the world, they can easily be adapted to work with other target groups. To download ‘Healthy Action’ or to get any additional information on the book and other EFAIDS resources, please visit the EI EFAIDS website at: http://www.ei-ie.org/efaids/en/documentation_ei.php or email Delphine Sanglan at: delphine.sanglan@ei-ie.org