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Implemented projects :: The challenges of growing up

The challenges of growing up

LIDL logoCreating and distribution of animated film on puberty

This small project of BFPA focuses on the creation of a short animation on growing up and changes during puberty. It also includes its launch in Sofia, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Ruse and Plovdiv, as well as among vulnerable communities in the whole country with the support of the National Network of Health Mediators.

The video has several main directions: knowledge on sexual development, prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, hygiene, prevention of risky behavior, menstruation, frequently asked questions  and is useful for adolescents mainly in the age group 10-14, and for parents and teachers in their mutual dialogue on ‘delicate’ topics.

Recently the need of comprehensive and systematic health and sexuality education for young people is really imperative. Worrying trends are observed concerning the health of children – risky sexual behavior, early sexual debut,increased spread of sexually transmitted infections, early pregnancies, high percentage of alcohol usage and addictions, violence and aggression in schools and in Internet.

The elaboration and dissemination of the video has several main goals:
- increasing the knowledge of youngsters on challenges and changes during puberty in their bodies, emotions and mentality and their preparation for healthy and safe behavior during this period;
- children to start asking for advices from parent/teacher, instead of using fake and dangerous sources;
- to reach a large number of adolescents with short and understandable information for increasing self-esteem, changing behavior and developing healthy habits and prevention of risky factors;
- enriching the range of guidelines and materials on health and sexuality education – still a taboo in our educational system.

The current project is implementing in the frame of the socially responsible Lidl Bulgaria's initiative ‘You and Lidl for a Better Life’ in partnership with Workshop for Civil Initiatives Foundation and Bulgarian Donor’s Forum.

More about the changes during puberty 

Short video about the challenges of growing up 

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Implemented projects :: The challenges of growing up