The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched ‘Adolescent Peer Teacher Leadership Program in Life Skills, Holistic Health and Wellbeing’. The curriculum will enhance resilience, mental well-being, self-esteem, social sensitivity, improved communication skills, increased competence, goal setting and lead a socially productive life.
Over 2,600 CBSE schools across the country have been enrolled for the initial phase of online orientation programmes. The ongoing training program is divided into batches with training sessions of 8 hours spread over 4 days. Two school counselors/ wellness teachers/ nodal teachers and 4 peer teachers are being trained on 4 modules and 8 topics such as resilience, nurturing, hygiene, family bonding, dealing with emotions, impact of the digital world and effective career options.
The themes of the program will continue to evolve as suggestions are received from peer teachers and good practices are shared across the country.
A dedicated web page on CBSE website will carry advisory, practical tips, posters, videos, FAQs and online interactive platform for various aspects of life skills, mental health and wellbeing. Orientation modules will also be included which will serve as an interactive chat-line platform for interaction, guidance and life skills for 21st century learners in the long run.
Short films of students across the country and short modules on various aspects of psychosocial and allied healthy behavior in risk mitigation in children and adolescents will be added. Peer educators will also be given a chance to showcase their talent at the Young Film Makers Festival.