It covers the public education gap in the prevention of health risks in secondary schools with the most vulnerable population, through the training of young volunteers as health promoters.
- 92% of participants indicated that they will use some of the knowledge learned to make health decisions in the future and 68% say they have already applied it during the programme.
- Students show significant improvements in their health knowledge, with an increase of 38% between the preliminary test and the final test.
- Since 2003, the programme has trained more than 7,500 volunteers, in turn generating an impact on 96,000 students from state secondary schools in the country.
Louise Davis Langheier
Ashoka Fellow (2012).