A curriculum, program, lesson and implementation guide. This teachers manual enables schools and education systems to produce usable, realistic, health and living skills education programs so essential in today's world. Schools Total Health Program is one of Health Education and Promotion International Inc.'s most important initiatives.

By providing a program of relevant experiences for children it is aimed at improving health knowledge, attitudes, values and skills that the child may use in their lives, apply at home and use to influence their community.

This book describes examples of a sound philosophy and goals, ensures that the program developed is comprehensive in content, and includes extensive information on improving teaching and learning processes.

Title: Schools Total Health Program (Health and Living Skills Curriculum for Grades 1 to 12)

Authors: Colin Yarham, Anuja Kak, Gaia Grant, Andrew Grant, Juliet Willetts and Indu Balagopal

Publishers: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd, 576 Masjid Rd, Jangpura, New Delhi- 110 014, Phone: (+91 11) 431 4605 or 431 5313, Fax: (+91 11) 431 0879,, Internet:

Details: ISBN 81-259-0695-9, First published 1999, Reprint 2000

In every part of the world children are being abandoned or are going to the streets to escape impossible living situations. Many of these children are 'at risk' of exploitation, victimisation by the unscrupulous in relation to substance abuse, organised crime and begging. Health concerns may include malnutrition, anaemia, skin diseases, STDs including HIV/AIDS, dental problems, injuries from accidents and violence, unwanted pregnancies and emotional problems.

"Adho Pathai" (The Pathway) is a series of three booklets designed for use by animators working on the streets and in the shelters in non-formal teaching situations. It is an attempt to empower children with the knowledge, values and skills to confront the situations that face them.

Prepared with cooperation and input of NGOs as part of Health Education for Street Children, it contains plays, stories and poems developed around different aspects of wholistic health.Presently published in Tamil and soon to be released in English, it is available though Health Education and Promotion International Inc.(

Andrew and Gaia Grant from "Tirian" are gratefully thanked for their funding support for this initiative.