The Rural Hub, a not-for-profit organisation located in the border region of Ireland, provides essential up-skilling to front-line educators and youth professionals who work directly with young learners. Over August and September 2021, The Rural Hub carried out the first pilot training of the resources of the SAFE YOUTH project. This training took place over four days and comprised 20 hours of learning.

Trainers rolled out the developed resources of the SAFE YOUTH project: SAFE YOUTH Explained – Learning Kit on Sexuality Education, Mental Health and Wellbeing. Youth workers, youth volunteers, and youth trainers attended the training and partook in practical training sessions that explored the topics of;

  • Sexuality Education and Healthy Relationships
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Life Skills for Youth Workers

Upon completion of the training, all attending participants are to receive their Youthpass certification framework to support their learning process. This training was extremely valuable to the SAFE YOUTH project partners as it allowed us to gain valuable feedback on the materials developed. With the skills gained upon completing this training programme, youth workers will become ‘first-aiders’ on the specific topics, guiding young people towards a more inclusive and responsive social environments.

Pilot Training of the SAFE YOUTH project in Virginia, Ireland