Pregnancy remains the highest risk factor for female dropout rates, both before and after reintegration. This does not align with national policy goals outlined in the Vision 2030 document, and retards Jamaica’s fulfilment of international treaties, commitments and policy guidelines.
This pamphlet has been prepared for secondary school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students. The first section provides background on school retention problems associated with pregnant and parenting students.
This report was prepared as the main document for dissemination of the island-wide findings from the 2011 Health Promoting Schools survey. It is intended to be used by intra and inter ministries / agencies with interest in the topic.
This report evaluates current practice in the aspects of health and wellbeing that are the responsibility of all staff and adults who work with learners. It identifies good practice and highlights important areas for further discussion and development.
The aim of this School Health and Nutrition and HIV Prevention is to promote and facilitate the implementation of health and nutrition programming and HIV Prevention throughout the education sector in Guyana.