Develop capacities in 405 rural young people and their families to make healthier decisions in their lives and improve their health.
Bive tu ruta 13(Live your route 13) is a peer education program that develops the capacities of rural young people to make healthier life decisions.
The Project trains rural students in grades 10 and 11 (ages 15-18) and teachers as community health leaders, developing their soft skills, leadership and facilitation tools and technical knowledge about the promotion of cardiovascular health (nutrition, physical activity, prevention of the consumption of tobacco products, alcohol and psychoactive substances, sexual and reproductive rights, and mental health), that will be shared with students in grades 6 and 9 (ages 11-15).
Bive tu ruta 13 leverages games as pedagogical tools and involves families in the process through “Reta tu salud (Challenge your Health)”, a strategy that promotes daily health challenges for the family via a game format, the challenges are based on an initial self-evaluation that the family fills out with information on their daily habits. Based on this evaluation students can share information with their families to help them make healthier decisions.
The Project contributes to the goal of the third Sustainable Development Goal, “Health and Well-being”, by facilitating equitable access to health education to promote healthy habits in young people and rural communities, preventing premature deaths related to chronic non-communicable diseases.