JIS News

Some 60 teenagers from across the island are participating in the Ministry of Health’s annual ‘Teens Are Terrific’ summer camp, which got underway on August 13 at the Knox Junior School in Spalding, Clarendon.
Director of Health Promotion and Education in the Ministry, Takese A. Foga, told JIS News that the seven-day camp, which would run until August 19, was funded by the National Health Fund through the Healthy Lifestyle Project at a cost of $1 million.
She informed that the goal of the camp was to empower teens to make appropriate choices and decisions with regards to their sexuality and interpersonal relationships and be promoters of healthy habits among their peers.
With the assistance of some 20 staff facilitators, the youngsters will be equipped with leadership and basic life skills to solve problems and assist their peers appropriately; provided with information on healthy eating habits and how to incorporate it into their every day life and to make the link between risky sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS.

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