Workshop on the development of CSE framework for youth with disabilities

As part of the effort of the Youth Center Division, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education to provide youth with disabilities with quality programs and services to address their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) needs, a workshop on the development of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) framework for youth with disabilities commenced from today for next two days (15-16 June, 2020) at Ludrong Hotel, Thimphu. The main objective of the workshop is to review the existing training materials related to CSE/SRHR and develop a framework for the delivery of training contents to youth with disabilities especially those who are visually impaired.

Since the youth with disabilities also go through the same physical, emotional, sexual and social developmental stages like those non-disabled youth, it is felt equally important to equip them with appropriate knowledge and skills so that they can cope with issues affecting them and lead a healthy and responsible life. Therefore, for two days the participants will be reviewing the existing guideline/training manual on CSE/SRHR and revise it to make it more inclusive so that the training contents can be effectively delivered to youth with disabilities. The CSE program for youth with disabilities will be first piloted at Muenselling Institute of Khaling (MIK); Trashigang.

The Principal of MIK and relevant official from the ECCD/SEN Division of DSE, MoE along with officials from UNFPA Bhutan and DYS are participating in the workshop. The workshop is supported by UNFPA Bhutan country office.