Advance # 203000
Providing health education and life skills for vulnerable adolescents and women
Background / History
With the changing economic climate in China where jobs are often found in cities, the urban migrant or ?floating? population has increased dramatically. In 2009, the floating population in China reached 211 million adults who left their permanent homes in rural parts of the country to seek temporary jobs in urban areas. This migration leaves over 58 million children in homes far from their parents, often only seeing their parents once or twice each year. Further trends show that migrants in China tend to stay longer in their current work location, resulting in a need for expanded care and services for left-behind children in the rural areas where the family home is located.
Goals & Objectives
(a.) With in-country partners, build a network of support for adolescent health education, including the following:
-training 30 teachers and counselors on adolescent health and life skills
-establishing a "Hand in Hand" program, which pairs young left-behind children with college students, in a system similar to "Big Brothers/Big Sisters"
-increasing personal contact and communication with parents living in other cities
(b.) Produce 10,000 handbooks, 20 to 30 pages each, on adolescent health, sexual health, and life skills, as well as a corresponding curriculum for educating teachers and counselors on use of the handbook in adolescent health education.
-Conduct continuing trainings with the 30 teachers/counselors on each content section of the handbook and on case studies in adolscent health, and provide expert instruction on psycho-social support of adolescents. Peer leaders from this group will make site visits to see current practices in adolescent health education. In addition, 6 of the teachers/counselors will visit GHA for a study trip and course in Atlanta, GA.
-Identify college students for the "Hand in Hand" program, and provide them with an orientation and skill-building.
Global Health Action will continue to work with local partners like the Women's Federation, the provincial, county, and local health bureaus to sustain health programs and outreach in the communities as we train primary health workers.
The lessons learned from twenty-five years of experience in community-based health care in India and Haiti has enhanced GHA's ability to develop and implement practical, community-based health training programs and educational materials (in Mandarin) to educate millions of rural women in a remote province in China.
a) Train 35 county-level heath managers per province.
b) Each county-level health manager trains a total of 150 primary health care workers in her/his county (5,250 primary health workers in total).
c) Preparation and distribution of self-study books for primary health care workers and rural women.
d) Creation of data collection management and collection of a survey of 1,500 rural women by Provincial Public Health Bureau health managers.
(e) 10 Provincial Public Health Bureau health managers attend a course in data analysis software with GHA's senior program manager.
Budget & Financial Information
|Annual Advance Financial Goal
|Local Financial Support
|Other churches direct donations
|Personnel costs for trainers, curriculum developer, researchers, etc.
|Training and educational materials & training space rentals
|Food, lodging, and transportation for trainers and trainees
|Travel to & from trainings (trainees, project staff, and health officials)
|Communication, postage, copying, etc.
|Project management and monitoring & evaluation costs
- Asian Descent
- Education, Training, and Research
- Global Health
- Health & Nutrition Education, Hygiene, Nursing, Drugs, Diseases, Natural Medicines, Infant Mortality
- Leadership Development and Education
- Primary/Elementary, Secondary/High, After-School Programs, Camps
- Rural Education
- Rural Health
- Rural Populations
- School Children
- Supplies for Education