Sex education isn’t in the formal curriculum, meaning many students go into adult life unequipped to make informed decisions. Our program changes that through capacity building within schools.
Sex Education Issues in Bali
Indonesia’s formal curriculum has no sex education modules. A taboo subject, sex is seldom discussed with teenagers. As a result, Bali continues to see high levels of sexual disease, early/unwanted pregnancies and more.
The latest figures for HIV and AIDS* have shown cases to have over doubled since 2013.
Meanwhile, teenagers often have little understanding of the menstrual cycle or contraception, resulting in unwanted out-of-wedlock pregnancies (often resulting in pregnancies referred to as MBA – ‘Married by Accident’).
*taken from Laporan Situasi Perkembang HIV-AIDS & PIMS di Indonesia
Bali Children’s Project’s preventative Sex Education program exists to equip schools with the ability to run their own workshops.
Providing an online video structure, together with an offline learning plan, schools are given all they need to deliver sexual education to their students.
Our team stays on hand to help schools to develop and deliver these programs, providing a support system to maximise thier success.
Working in this way, we are able to engage 45 schools each year, providing sexual health education to an estimated 45,000 students.
The program gives schools the sense of ownership and sustainability, meaning they can implement sexual education for years to come.
How Does the Program Work?
The program follows a carefully planned structure to engage schools into delivering and maintaining sex education programs themselves.
- YouTube Channel dedicated to providing key informative videos for teenagers
- Exploring subjects of puberty, menstruation, sexual awareness, contraception, sexual disease, drug use and more.
- Sign up 45 schools per year to deliver sex education to their students
- Each school tasked with disseminating sex education to their full student capacity
- Teachers and student groups given training in delivering in-class workshops
- Bali Children’s Project staff closely monitor and evaluate participating schools
- An end of year awards ceremony to recognize participating schools.
The 2022 program is made possible thanks to support from The Mercury Phoenix Tust and Grant and Sonia.