On June 30, 2012, at the conference hall of hotel “Vila Verde” from the capital, was held the final workshop within the “Health Education” project. The event was focused on the analysis of successful practices in piloting the curriculum of the optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life” in institutions of secondary vocational education and secondary specialized education, but also the future possibilities and perspectives of implementing the curriculum during the 2012-2013 academic years.
The event was attended by representatives from donors institutions, teachers who piloted the curriculum for optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life”, representatives from administration of educational pilot institutions, representatives of Ministries, representatives of organizations carrying out activities related to promoting healthy lifestyle among young people, students/pupils who participated in this project.
The 57 participants had the opportunity to review project results, namely what has changed among students from colleges and pupils from professional pilot schools after attending the optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life”, and also they shared their experience about skills, knowledge, and attitudes acquired by students involved in the project. An essential point of the workshop was the opportunity to discuss the future opportunities of the optional course with representatives from the Ministry of Education.
The project team says sincere thanks to all those who helped to organize and to implement curriculum for the optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life”, and especially to participants of the final workshop.
This event was organized by the Training Center “CMB” supported by UCIMP (from Moldova sources of the Global Fund).
See photos of the event HERE.
On June 30, 2012, the Training Center “CMB” holds the Final Workshop within the “Health Education” Project. At the workshop will be presented the follwing key results of the Project:
- Successful practices in piloting the curriculum for the optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life” in institutions of secondary professional education and secondary specialized education;
- Implementation of the curriculum for the optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life” during the academic years 2012-2013 – prospects, opportunities, challenges;
- What has changed among students/pupils from colleges and professional pilot schools after attending the optional course “Decisions for a healthy way of life” – the final report on knowledge, skills, attitudes;
At the workshop are invited teachers who piloted the curriculum for optional course “Decisions for a healthy life”, representatives from administration of the educational pilot institutions, Ministry representatives, representatives of the organizations carrying out activities related to promoting healthy lifestyle among young people, students/pupils who participated in this project.
The workshop will be held at the conference hall from “Vila Verde” hotel , Chisinau (Grenoble str. 110), starting at 8:30 to 3:00 p.m..
Please confirm your participation at this event by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +373 22 27 45 04/067431836 till June 26, 2012.
CMB staff members have officially begun the monitoring and evaluation process of the Decisions for a Healthy Life Style course that is currently being implemented in 97 colleges and vocational schools across Moldova. The course has been going on for over 6 weeks and now it is time to see how everyone is progressing. CMB is heavily involved in this process, and have recently taken part in several site visits to schools throughout Moldova to witness the class being taught. CMB team members, along with representatives from the Ministry of Education and donor organization UCIMP, will participate in 35 site visits from now until the course concludes in May.
Another significant event that recently occurred as part of the monitoring and evaluation of the Health Education Project was a follow-up conference that took place on Friday, February 17th. This half-way conference was a gathering of 34 teachers who are currently teaching the Decisions for a Healthy Life Style course. The conference served as an open forum for the teachers to share their experiences of the course so far, and to exchange ideas on how to make improvements. (more…)
January 17, 2012
The “CMB” Training Center reprezentatives Veronica Cretu and Heath Stenberg, participated today in an open discussion meeting hosted by IREX regarding their Global Libraries Program that will come to Moldova in 2012. Directors from the IREX Global Libraries Programs in Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine lead the discussion on libraries and open government with local experts in E Government from Moldova. The meeting granted the participants the opportunity to discuss the ongoing initiatives and trends in Moldova and the wider region that link library development and open government technologies and concepts. The exchange of ideas between the participants resulted in some great discussions and helped to assist IREX is planning their implementation strategy for the Global Libraries Program in Moldova in 2012. “CMB” looks forward to being part of the E-Government movement in Moldova in the future.
One of the first institutions that has already started piloting the course this week is the “Rahmaninov” high school. Both students in intervention groups and control groups have completed the initial survey for assessing their knowledge, skills and attitudes and only by completing it they have already demonstrated interest and motivation for this course.
Official start of piloting phase will be next week, starting th January 16, 2012 and will take place in all vocational schools and colleges from Moldova. Piloting phase will end in May, and monitoring of the piloting of the curriculum for the optional course “Decisions for a healthy life” will be done in close partnership with the Ministry of Education. During the piloting phase we will into both contents proposed for the Teachers’ Guidebook and for the Students’ Guidebook. In June 2012, we plan to publish the final version of these resources materials, based on the feedback gained from both teachers and students.
We expect about 3500 students taking the course as intervention group, and about 3000 students being as control group.
More details on the project can be found on our dedicated page for Health Education.
On December 5th, 2011 CMB Training Center President Veronica Creţu gave a presentation at the Moldova National HIV/AIDS Conference. The annual conference brings together government representatives, local NGO leaders, health experts, and advocates that are dedicated toward HIV/AIDS related causes. Veronica Creţu spoke to an audience about the CMB, Moldovan Ministry of Health, and UCIMP Health Education Project. The presentation covered the process of the Decisions for a Healthy Life Style course that will be taught in 97 colleges and vocational schools in Moldova starting in January of 2012. The CMB Training Center is currently in the process of training 113 teachers throughout Moldova to teach the course. The audience was very receptive and shared our excitement for the project. CMB was honored to be a part of this important conference and thanks everyone who was in attendance.
“Education for Health” project is implemented in partnership with Ministry of Education, with support from IP UCIMP (www.ucimp.md)
More details about the project can be accessed from http://cmb.md/en/future-initiatives/
For any questions about the project, please contact Veronica Cretu at veronicaatcretu.md
CMB Meets with Senior Program Advisor of the USAID Development Grants Program to Discuss NGO Situation in Moldova.
On November 9th, 2011 the CMB Training Center staff had a meeting with Shohreh Kermani-Peterson, the Senior Program Advisor for the USAID Development Grants Program. The Development Grants Program is a USAID initiative that aims to create new partnerships between USAID and NGOs that have had limited or no prior funding from and experience working directly with USAID. A key goal of the DGP is to expand USAID’s NGO network of development partners and provide capacity building support to the new partners. In doing so, USAID will enable a wider range of partners to better meet their constituents needs and contribute to development outcomes.
Mrs. Kermani-Peterson has been on a month-long trip visiting NGO’s throughout several countries in Eastern Europe to evaluate what changes and improvements can be made in the Development Grants Program to make it more adaptable in host nations. A significant part of this process has involved visiting local NGO’s and asking them how they perceive the overall capacity of NGO’s to be in their country. CMB was honored to be one of the NGO’s that was visited in the USAID’s visit to Moldova.
CMB staff members gave a NGO assessment presentation and had a great discussion about the NGO environment here in Moldova with the DGP Program Advisor. The exchange of ideas was beneficial for both sides. CMB was delighted to assist USAID its evaluation of the Development Grants Program, and looks forward to continuing to contribute to the strengthening of the Moldova NGO sector in the future.