International Life Skills, School Health and Wellbeing Summit 2012


N4E Correspondent

New Delhi: In the wake of National Health Policy, 1983 and the National Policy on Education, 1986 (Revised 1992), steps were initiated to look at the importance of school health in a more comprehensive manner. CBSE has taken a leadership role in spearheading the cause of health and wellbeing learning in schools since the formulation of the CSHP programme and manuals. The NCF 2005 has articulated the health and physical education component in the overall development of school going children.

Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced Life Skills Education as an integral part of the Curriculum in class VI from the academic year 2003-04 and in class VII in 2004-05 and subsequently in classes IX and X. The objectives of introducing the Life Skills Education are to empower the affective domain of the learners so that they are able to develop a sense of self-confidence, eco-sensitivity and right approaches to the life processes.

Keeping in pace with the educational reforms and the Co-scholastic aspects of child development, the Central Board of Secondary School Education has called for the participation of schools in the First International Life Skills, School Health & Wellbeing Summit 2012. The summit is scheduled from 19th to 21st April, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

This summit is being organized in collaboration with Expressions India – The Life Skills Education, School Health & Wellness Program, a School based outreach programme for promotion of child & adolescent wellbeing. The programme running for over a decade now has aspired to develop and nurture a supportive environment conducive for various aspects of adolescents’ health and development across the country.

This unique programme will provide an eclectic platform where budding children from schools across the country shall interact with each other to promote creativity and awareness in health, wellbeing, friendship and peace, amongst the various cultural backdrops of the nation.

Honourable Human Resource Minister ,Shri. Kapil Sibbal Ji has consented to be the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function to be held at 19th April 2012 at 3:00 pm at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.About 200 schools from all over the country have registered for participation in this event from 19th April to 21st April 2012.

The objectives of the Summit -

  • Understanding concept, Policy & Programs, Innovations, Research & Training in life skills, school Health & Wellbeing.
  • A school safety, sanitation, nutrition, hygiene and health checkup program that is integrated within the comprehensive school health education curriculum and life skills programming. Focus will be on good practices in assessment and continuous evaluation of skill based Co – Scholastic development.
  • Integrated community involvement activities that are designed to engage parents and families as active participants in their children’s Health and Wellbeing. A staff health promotion policy is inclusive here in life skills & health promotion.
  • A sequential health and life skills education curriculum from kindergarten through twelfth grade that imparts knowledge, sensory-motor skills and positive attitudes, promoting participation in sports and games and positive adaptive behaviours.
  • Voicing the students health and psychosocial needs and fostering effective school partnership and Identify gaps between the needs and existing services for health education for school going children.
  • To establish a process of peer educators and mentoring paradigm to enhance the landscape of co-scholastic participation

Highlights of the Program

  • Global School Health Exhibitions
  • Youth Health Parliament
  • The Wellness Elocution and poster sessions
  • State of the Art Lectures & Hands on Training in ‘Leadership for Life Skills’
  • Heritage Walk for Wellness

The participants from each school will include 2 Teachers (Including Counselor) & 4 Students (from class IX onwards) so a maximum of 6 delegates per school. Each school team shall participate in the Event for One Day & have a Guided Heritage Tour of the National Capital on Day Two.

The participants will be enjoying spic macay performance every evening followed by live band and the programme ends with dinner at 10:00pm

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