Students Benefit from Programme Which Will Enhance their Self Esteem

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Family Life Educator of the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association, Ms. Annie St. Luce

The students from Bath Estate and Silver Lake have not been having a conventional Easter holiday this year, as they have been participating in a three day programme to help boost their self-esteem.

Family Life Educator of the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association, Ms. Annie St. Luce, said the aim of this program is to adopt a holistic approach which will help the children identify who they are as human beings, sexual beings and social beings.

Ms. St.Luce said the topic of discussion for the last day of the programme is: what it is to be a boy or a girl.

The parents have shown support by allowing the students to participate and be on time for the program.

Ms. St Luce advised parents to communicate with their children by giving them appropriate information, written for their age group especially when they ask questions.

She said the children are very receptive to the program which makes it easier to decipher the information to them.

At the end of the three-day workshop she hoped the students would have satisfied their curiosities, know the answers to their questions and will be able to examine them and make decisions that are positive to their wellbeing and safety.

With the cooperation of Peace Corps volunteers, Planned Parent Hood Association and Gloria Walsh the program is envisioned to be held annually.

 

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