Projects

Creating district-wide behavioural change by school-based approach, WDF19-1706

WDF19-1706
The aim is to prevent diabetes and create healthy behavioural change among school children in rural Nepal

Objectives

  • To train students in healthy living and create behavioural change
  • To train health volunteer groups and raise awareness of local population in diabetes/ NCD prevention and healthy living
  • To influence policy makers to provide more focus on health and strengthen Life Orientation Skills in schools


Approach
The project builds on WDF16-1432 and is a second phase collaboration with HPF to strengthen and expand a school-based community intervention in rural Eastern Nepal.

Teachers will be trained to integrate the project model as part of the health curriculum at the schools. The teachers will be trained in healthy behaviour, three interrelated aspects of health (physical, mental and financial health) and life orientation skills.

The primary prevention intervention will be rolled out at the targeted schools, where the students will be actively involved in maintaining vegetable gardens, cooking classes and health education sessions. The project aims to create behavioural change through a step-wise approach encouraging conscious reflections on own behaviour.

Outreach and empowerment of the whole of community will encourage engagement in healthy behavioural change and primary prevention. Health volunteer groups will be trained in NCD prevention and create links to the community.

Dialogue/policy meetings will be organised with district- and federal-level authorities to advocate for improving the quality of health curriculum.

Project intervention will be analysed with the aim of measuring behavioural change and improved health outcomes.


Expected results

  • 53 schools with improved health education classes 
  • 150 teachers trained as teachers of change
  • 20,500 students engaged in healthy behavioural change
  • 1,350 female community health volunteers and 150 HCPs trained in prevention of NCDs and health promotion
     

Project information

Project nr.: 
WDF19-1706
Project Status: 
Ongoing
Interventions and focus areas: 
Primary focus area: 
Region: 
South East Asia
Country: 
Nepal
Partners: 
Human Practice Foundation
Project period: 
2020 to 2023
Project budget: 
USD 272.040
WDF contribution: 
USD 221.340

Expected results

  • 53 schools with improved health education classes 
  • 150 teachers trained as teachers of change
  • 20,500 students engaged in healthy behavioural change
  • 1,350 female community health volunteers and 150 HCPs trained in prevention of NCDs and health promotion