UNICEF and the Ministry of Health conduct joint workshop to help prevent risky behaviour among adolescents
Today, the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education and UNICEF jointly wrapped up a workshop on the Positive Life Skills Training for at-risk Adolescents called the TAHAMTAN Programme. It is a positive adolescent life skills programme adapted from the stories in Shahnameh by the Iranian legendary poet: Hakim Ferdowsi.
The workshop participants were experts and technical staff of Adolescents Well-being clubs from Fars, Tehran, Khuzestan, Kermanshah, Lorestan, and Alborz provinces.
UNICEF Rep. in Iran, Ms Mandeep O’Brien in her opening remarks of the workshop emphasized the importance of investing in adolescent development and well-being programmes and said:” Our investments in children in their first decade (0-9 years) can continue to reap benefits when we sustain our investments in the second decade of a child’s life (10-18).The returns will be multifold for the future.”
In a joint effort, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health support “Adolescent Wellbeing Clubs” in Tehran and some provinces to help adolescents and youth access life skills, social skills and counseling services for a healthy lifestyle.
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