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Promoting Good Health Education
Posted By Adele Berg On September 25, 2013 @ 12:22 am In Country Staff | 2 Comments
Children registered in our program in Peru are taught good health practices according to age group as well as location. A child living in a city and another child living in a rural area have different environments and ways of living. Therefore, we use a different vocabulary for each group.
We have divided health training into two main groups. The first group includes children registered in the Child Survival Program.
Children in the Child Survival Program range from newborn to age 3. During this stage, the mother is the key person to teach good health practices, so she is entrusted to teach all she learns from the program trainer to her child.
This way, younger children learn good habits early in life. Contests are held among the mothers to help them succeed in learning.
The health habits taught in this stage are:
The second group we train in health education is children registered the Child Sponsorship Program.
This phase of health education is similar to the Child Survival Program in some ways, but there are new things for the child to learn as he or she grows. This phase is divided into four levels:
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