Health education during Youth Forum the Opolskie Voivodeship

On August 13, we took part in the Summer Discussions at the Forum, organized by the 3rd term of the Youth Forum of the Local Government of the Opolskie Voivodeship.

We had the pleasure to sit down at one of the expert tables and talk to young people about health. Together, we have developed several postulates that can positively affect the health of children and adolescents. The meeting was also an excellent opportunity to present the assumptions of the Start Now + project and to promote the results, on which we are working very persistently. The meeting also resulted in the official partnership that the project received from the Youth Forum.

The HOPP

Our association has been involved in non-formal education of children and youth in the field of health education for many years. Since our foundation in 2012, we have implemented many international projects: youth exchanges, training sessions and seminars, including Erasmus+.

As our greatest success we consider the development of innovative tools for youth health education: START NOW!. In the frame of the Erasmus + KA2 Program, for two years we have created 20 modern lesson modules, based on non-formal methods. We have implemented this project in partnership with organizations from Cyprus and Bulgaria. If You are interested please visit the page with lesson modules: www.startnow-learning.eu

We owe the place we are now to, above mentioned, START NOW! After two years, we decided to return to the modules, introducing further innovations in health education and expanding our cooperation with partners from Norway.

The headquarter of our association is in Opole, with which we have been associated from the very beginning. In the city, we carried out youth exchanges with Opole’s partner cities: Potsdam and Ivano-Frankivsk, and we met together with other partners, experts and local community, at conferences and seminars of our other projects.

Health education, however, is not the exclusive area of ​​our activities. Together with our partner from Cyprus we have implemented a project in the field of counteracting sexual violence among young people. The results of which you can see at www.reactactprevent.com.