| Oct 21, 2021
Peer educators camp 2021
Magazine of Blue Cross Chad
Blue Cross Chad organised the 9th edition of the mixed training camp for peer educators from July 26th to 31th 2021 in Koundoul (Siloé). The training aimed to strengthen the capacities of peer educators who work in the Life Skills Clubs.
Since 2013, Blue Cross Chad has been organising training camps for its active members working in different clubs at schools, universities and motorbike taxi sites in N'Djamena. This training camp is part of the implementation of peer activities and the development of life skills in the fight against alcoholism, smoking, other drug addiction, STIs, HIV, AIDS, gender-based violence and the promotion of reproductive health of adolescents and youth.
The camp is also a place where the beneficiary members of the life skills project build friendships and get to know peer educators from different places and religions, all over N'Djamena. The participants spend a whole week away from their respective environments and are placed under the supervision of Blue Cross Chad officials. They got trained and equipped to adopt healthy behaviours, free of alcohol and other drugs, and to contribute to the development of a peaceful, just and inclusive society. Each club sends five members for training who are taught about nine themes to meet the needs on the ground.
Equipped with new ideas, behaviors and knowledge, the peer educators are sent back to their Life Skills Clubs, ready to start the new school year. The different themes learned and the skills acquired will enable them to face life and get through their school year, whatever the difficulties. But the camp has not inly influenced their life - it will also help others to adopt healthy and responsible bevaviors. They learned how to share their knowledge with others and multiply what they have learned.
We are really excited about the training of so many young people! Change begins within the next generation. If only a few youths are being trained today, they will transform their schools and universities tomorrow. Thank you so much for everything you give to support the future of many youths in N'Djamena.
Peer Educator form the Life Skills Club
Peer Educators at a university