V Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE) launched the Adolescent Peer Leadership Program on Life Skills, Holistic Health and Wellbeing. The course will increase resilience, mental well-being, self-esteem, social sensitivity, improve communication skills, improve abilities, allow you to set goals and lead a socially productive life.
More than 2,600 CBSE schools nationwide are enrolled in the start-up phase of online orientation programs. The current training program is divided into groups with 8 hours of training spread over 4 days. Two school counselors / health teachers / node teachers and 4 peer educators are trained in 4 modules and 8 topics such as resilience building, nutrition, hygiene, family ties, dealing with emotions, digital impact and effective career choices.
The themes of the program will evolve as suggestions from peer educators are received and best practices will be disseminated throughout the country.
A dedicated web page on the CBSE website should contain advisory, how-to tips, posters, videos, FAQs, and an interactive online platform for various aspects of life skills, mental health and well-being. Orientation modules will also be included, which will further serve as an interactive chat platform for contacts, guidance and life skills for 21st century learners.
Short films from students from all over the country and short modules on various aspects of psychosocial and related healthy behavior should be added in order to minimize risks in children and adolescents. Peer instructors will also be given the opportunity to showcase their talents at the Young Filmmakers Festival.