More than 9,000 students and 450 teachers worked last year to reduce drug use and protect health, according to the report of the educational actions of the Municipal Plan for Addictions and Drug Addiction (PMAD) for the last academic year 2016-17, which collects the results and the evaluation of the teachers about them, both in primary and secondary school students.
The City of Cartagena collaborates with the primary and secondary schools of the municipality in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug consumption, providing didactic materials and educational professionals on an ongoing basis since 1997-98, completing this school year a cycle of twenty years.
In the schools of Primary collaborate contributing tools to the teachers that addresses the Education for Health in their classrooms, as the program 'The Adventure of Life' of the EDEX Foundation, with which through a album of cards, videos animation and didactic and informative guides for educators, topics related to healthy habits of life, referring to personal hygiene, food, rest, self-esteem, accidents, personal responsibility, use of medicines.
This course has collaborated with 11 primary schools, 56 teachers and 1,333 students between 9 and 12 years old.
Secondary education centers collaborate through Orientation departments, providing technical support to address at least two mentoring sessions per course on prevention of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use.
Teaching materials from the program 'Ă“rdago', 'Jóvenes y drogas' and 'Retomemos: alcohol' from the EDEX Foundation are also provided.
In the Shared Tutoring Sessions, a session is held with the students by external educational professionals after an informative meeting and a previous session with the tutor who has already started to discuss the topic.
In 1st year of ESO the tutorial sessions focus on 'Prevention of Smoking' with the collaboration of professionals from the EDEX Foundation.
In 3rd year, it focuses on 'Cannabis Consumption Prevention' with the collaboration of professionals from various associations.
In 2nd and 4th year tutoring sessions focus on 'Alcohol Abuse Prevention' with the support of Health Education technicians from the City Council.
In secondary school, we have collaborated with all of the 26 educational centers in the municipality, 389 teachers and 8,355 students between 13 and 16 who attend the four ESO courses.
The average evaluation of the initiative and the contribution of the City Council has been valued by the participating teachers with 9.65 points out of 10 and have been dedicated, on average, between 2 and 3 class sessions.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena