Η εκπαιδευτικός Μαργαρίτα Γερούκη μιλάει στην ATHENS VOICE για το πρόγραμμα «Παίζω με τον Φρίξο και μαθαίνω για το σώμα μου και τις ανθρώπινες σχέσεις».
On the 4th of September 2019 the Municipality of Rethymno celebrated the World Sexual Health Day by organizing two events. The first event took place in the Central Public Library of Rethymno. It was a two hours workshop addressed to children aged 5 to 7 years old. The children played with Frixos, the protagonist of the awarded sexuality education program, Play with Frixos and learn about my body and interpersonal relationships (www.frixos.weebly.com). This educational program has received the award of Excellency and Innovation in Educational program on Sexuality Education 2019, by the World Association for Sexual Health. The interest was so high that the organizers promised a second workshop for those kids who could not participate due to high number of registrations. It has been a great experience for the young learners as well as their parents who were allowed to observe the workshop. Play with Frixos is approximately a fifteen hours’ educational program based on active and experiential learning. Children meet Frixos, a lovely porcupine, and enjoyed a range of activities and games that he is introducing in the group.
In the evening of the same day another event organized by the Municipality of Rethymno and was hosted by the University of Crete. It was an open public event, a series of experts’ presentations and a panel discussion with the public, under the topic of this year’s celebration, Sexuality Education for all: bridge for sexual health. The audience which was consisted by educators, parents as well as university students had the opportunity to discuss sexuality education from various perspectives. The Mayor of Rethymno opened the event and discuss the importance of sexuality education as a shield against sexual abuse. As a legal professional himself he shared some of his experience and thoughts on the subject.
Other speakers discussed a range of issues such as: the role of the University in educating teachers and supporting research on sexuality, how the family can accommodate the need of children to receive information on sexuality issues, the importance of sexuality education for children and young people with Autism and other learning disabilities, the disturbing phenomenon of women’s abuse, the new developments on treatment of HIV/AIDS, as well as two educational programs, Play with Frixos for pre-school and early primary school years and the sexuality education program that is being implemented in the Experimental Junior High School of Rethymno as a pilot the past three years. The Experimental Junior High School of Rethymno is the only school of secondary educational sector in Greece that have permission to implement a sexuality education program as a curriculum subject, making the city of Rethymno a pioneer on sexuality education in Greece.
Παρουσιάσεις στα ΜΜΕ - Presentations in Media