Students participate in the Health Competent School Initiative after-school program at an elementary school in Mafraq, Jordan. The program promotes fitness, nutrition, non-smoking, and hygiene.
The Health Competent School Initiative, launched by the Health Communication Partnership (HCP) and the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in Jordan, is an after-school program sponsored by both the Jordan Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. It was launched to help students, teachers and community members work together so that everyone connected to the schools can start living healthy and stay healthy. The program is comprised of four components: fitness; nutrition; non-smoking; and hygiene. The twelve schools enrolled in the initiative commit to organizing two health-related activities per semester, and then compete amongst each other for top competency.
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Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: How Can Family Planning Contribute?, August 2007