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Training of Peer Educators under the Mission Possible project

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ParticipantsSliven, March 1-4, 2017

Training of peer educators on health and sexuality education under the project ‘Mission Possible’ was implemented by the team of the Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association in the very beginning of March 2017 in Sliven. Young people from Roma communities from the project locations were introduced to topics as puberty, hygiene, female and male reproductive systems, sexually transmitted infections, methods of contraception, prevention of trafficking of human beings, as well as interactive techniques of teaching health related topics.
During the trainng BFPA officially launched the short animation film „Family Planning: the IUD” also part of the project ‘Mission Possible: better sexual and reproductive health for young people from vulnerable groups – ways of overcoming health inequalities’.

Group tasksAnimation is done by the artist Momchil Grozdanov, and the concept, script and sound are done by BFPA team. The video explains what IUD is, what is its mechanism of functioning and answers to most frequently asked questions collected during fieldwork. The film is created with financial support of BG07 Programme ‘Initiative for Social Health’ of Norway Financial Mechanism via Ministry of Health of Bulgaria. The entire responsibility for its content is of BFPA and under no circumstances can be assumed that presents official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area and the Programme operator of BG07. The animation is uploaded on the You Tube Channel of BFPA and can be used for educational and informational purposes from different types of service providers and educators.
The project ‘Mission Possible’ is implemented by BFPA in partnership with the  National Network of Health Mediators (NNHM) in 14 locations in 13 municipalities from 8 areas. The project is financed under Programme BG 07 ‘Public Health Initiative’ of Norway Financial Mechanism via the Ministry of Health of Republic of Bulgaria. The duration of the project is from September 2015 to April 2017.
Health educational sessions for young people under the same project are implemented in March in Samokov, Rakitovo, Rozino, Hristo Danovo Peshtera and Muglizh, etc.

More on project: http://safesex.bg/en/ongoing-projects/mission-possible

 

 

 

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