Peer Educators Programme - Empowering Students to become 'Life Skills and Wellbeing Ambassadors'
Enthusiasm and commitment for teamwork
Ability to model and lead appropriate behavior for others
Zeal for knowledge and sensitivity towards health and wellbeing issues
Students suggest that teenagers are more likely to hear and personalize messages. Thus to change their attitudes and behaviors, they look towards the person who is similar to them and faces the same concerns and pressures.
Peer education works on the premise that teenagers have leverage with their peers, the power of role modeling, and provide flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of today's adolescent.
Trained peer educators are a more credible source of information for some youth than are adult educators because they communicate in readily understandable ways and serve as positive role models.