The Youth Center Division, Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education launched the e-Course for Y-PEER Bhutan today. The e-Course package has been developed to train youth as peer educators on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) even in the times of national lockdowns so that they can help their peers and other youth in the community lead a healthy and responsible life.
Y-PEER Bhutan was stablished in 2012 with support from the Youth Center Division, DYS, MoE as part of the global network to promote SRHR among young people and build their capacity to cope with issues affecting their lives. It provides various training and sensitization programs for young people in the field of SRHR. It is entirely led by youth themselves who serve as peer educators and helpers.
As of today, it has 19 Networks based in various RUB colleges and Technical Training Institutes under MoLHR with more than 3000+ registered members. With the launch of this training package, Y-PEER Bhutan can now deliver its training programs to its members through online platforms. This e-Course was developed by senior Y-PEER members who have attended various levels of training in the field of SRHR. It covers three levels of training: sensitization, orientation and National Training of Trainers (NToT). The event was graced by His Excellency Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji and was attended by the heads of relevant agencies, representatives from development partners and youth. The entire project was supported by UNFPA Bhutan country office.