The drama festival, Chela 3

Learning & Teaching Materials
Phoenix Publishers Ltd
55 p.

This document is part of a series of short storybooks for children which are about the story of a 10-year-old girl named Chela. Through her own experiences and the stories of her grandmother, she learns useful lessons of life. The documents introduce issues such as menstruation, sanitary pads, private parts and wet dreams. The four booklets also discuss alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, healthy eating, sexual harassment and abstinence before marriage. They aim to provide basic information on puberty in an easy-to-understand and entertaining manner. They are developed to help children gain knowledge, values and skills to help them become healthy and responsible adults. Of the four booklets, Chela 3 focuses the most on HIV and AIDS. In an entertaining way, young readers learn that AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, that people who have many sexual partners may become infected with HIV, that there is no cure, and that everybody could die from AIDS (including children and people in rural areas). Each booklet contains a glossary that provides definitions of specific words encountered in the story.

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