Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing

The difference we make

A new cohort of 91 girls and women engaged in sex work have joined the Shining Star program this year as peer educators.

The ladies received training in sexual health, business and vocational skills, report writing, legal rights and positive parenting, as well as counselling and support ...

The development of our racial identity project is now well underway. Michelle conducted further focus groups in 3 schools earlier this year to inform the creation of a set of lessons, meeting with students from years 7 to 10.

The groups were of mixed gender and ethnicity and we kept the groups small so that the...

Since Relationships Education became statutory in primary schools in 2020, we have often been asked to expand our Esteem program to include sessions for Primary-aged children – so this is what we are doing!

Schools tell us that many of the resources available for Primary Relationships Education are out-of-date, so not...

During 2022, ACET Nigeria has been expanding its relationships and sex education program, training teams at children's homes to run Esteem Clubs for the young people in their care.

An expansion of their successful, tested model of running Esteem Clubs for teenagers in schools and churches, the project aims to reach the...

We know that Mothers’ Day can be incredibly hard for some but hope that you will be able to join us in celebrating the courage of teen mums in Zimbabwe this Mothers’ Day (27th March)! However this day is for you, we hope that you will be inspired by their resilience and dreams for the future. 

Did you know that in 1 in 4 adolescent girls...

An important aspect of Shining Star’s model is its welcoming and family-style dynamic. As well as training on sexual health, vocational skills and business skills, and monthly meetings to share and report back on their outreach, the peer educators also take part in team-building exercises – and have the opportunity to attend an annual weekend...

František, the director of ACET Czech Republic, sent us a brief update on their 2021.

"In the first 6 months of 2021, we offered online courses and lectures as an alternative as we were not able to go to classrooms. After the summer break, we entered schools again physically, with fresh passion and determination. In spite of the fact...

Most young people first come into contact with ACET Ukraine when their school invites ACET in to deliver their ‘University of Health Youth’ programme. Many students then go on to join one of ACET Ukraine’s youth clubs, which help teenagers take responsibility for their future, be part of a team and become socially active.

Lockdowns did...

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