IS PEER EDUCATION?
Education is about providing young people with the
skills and training to inform their peers on issues
that affect them.
This Sexual Health Centre project is funded by The
Cork Local Drugs Task Force and The Young Peoples
Facilities and Services Fund.
OF THE PEER EDUCATION PROJECT:
Peer Education provides young people with an accredited
qualification for their work.
The initial 10 week training programme is designed
to inform and examine the participants' knowledge
and behaviour around sexual health and drugs.
A further 10 week accredited training programme includes
more in depth training in group work and facilitation.
The peer educators are provided with support and supervision
to help them undertake their work.
The programme, designed by the Sexual Health Centre,
is experiential in nature and is a stepping-stone
for young people to enhance their own communication
and inter personal skills.
With this in mind it is hoped that young people will
gain knowledge and become more assertive and confident
in their every-day lives.
KIND OF PERSON IS A PEER EDUCATOR?
· Someone who is between the age of 16 and 21.
· Someone who cares about their friends and other
· Someone who can interact with others
· Someone who wants to be able to enhance his or her
own personal skills
· Someone who just wants something different!
· Someone like YOU perhaps.
You can access application
forms for level one here
and level two here.
forms can be filled in and submitted online or alternatively
they can be printed off, completed, and posted.
You can access our full information pack here.