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My World My Life

My World and My Life (MWML) is an interactive Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programme with a human rights perspective for primary schools. It targets young people in the age bracket of 9-14 years old.

My World My Life explicitly takes into account the developmental phase of children in this age bracket and their perspective of the world. The most important purpose of My World and My Life is to support children and youngsters in their sexual development and to teach them to make informed choices.

MWML was developed in 2008 and is based on the award winning and evidence based CSE curriculum ‘The World Starts With Me' , which has been adapted to answer the specific needs of primary school children. Ever since, MWML has been published in up to date versions to match the context of  the following countries in Africa:

  • Burundi
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Uganda

Research on MWML in Uganda has indicated that knowledge on SRHR has increased, as well as self-efficacy of boys to delay first sexual intercourse1

  1. Van Enck, J. / Evaluation of a Comprehensive SRHR Curriculum for Primary Schools. -University of Amsterdam: Amsterdam, 2011

SETARA

SETARA (Semangat Dunia Remaja or Teen’s Aspirations) is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum for junior high school students (12-14 year-olds) in Indonesia.

With more than 15-years’ experience in developing comprehensive sexuality education materials, Rutgers WPF Indonesia designed SETARA in collaboration with Indonesian Family Planning Association Yogyakarta. SETARA aims to equip students with comprehensive understanding on sexuality, reproductive health, as well as preparing young people to become peer educators. 

SETARA consists of two guidelines, one for the teachers and another for students. SETARA’s curriculum follows the International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education (ITGSE) set by the UNESCO. SETARA is taught in two stages, during the 7th and 8th grade. It has 15 chapters in each stage.

The curriculum has been implemented since 2012 and has been accessed by 30,754 students between 2012 and 2017. SETARA programme is currently running in seven provinces across Indonesia under the Get Up Speak Out and Yes I Do programmes.

 

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