UNICEF and Ministry of Sports and Youth hold a workshop for provincial experts on adolescent and youth wellbeing and development

05 July 2020
Adolescent
UNICEF Iran/2018/Sayyari

 

In a joint cooperation between the Ministry of Sports and Youth and UNICEF Iran, starting today 5th July, Ministry of Sports and Youth experts from 31 provinces will receive training on youth and adolescent wellbeing and development programs benefiting from the experiences of UNICEF-Ministry of Health supported Adolescent Well-being Clubs. 

In response to the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on adolescents and youth in Iran, UNICEF and the Ministry of Sports and Youth have agreed to equip and train 110 youth counselors from 31 provinces on Telephone Counseling for adolescents and their families during the pandemic. 

Mandeep O’Brien, UNICEF Representative in Iran, in her opening remarks at the training highlighted the importance of the economic benefits of investing in adolescents and youth for societies specially for low and middle-income countries. She said :”Investing in adolescents and young people will yield a triple benefit – first: now and today, second: as they transition into adulthood and third: for the next generation of children.”

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