|Name||Healthy Life Education Centre||    |
|Address||Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.° 577, Edifício “The Bayview”, r/c, Macau|
|Date of Establishment||2016|
|Person-in-Charge||Tang Sut I|
|Entity of Ownership||Social Welfare Bureau|
|Service Target||Children and Youth|
|Covered Area (m2)||1,800|
|No of Staff||25|
|Opening Hours||Monday to Thursday 9:00-13:00, 14:30-17:45; Friday 9:00-13:00, 14:30-17:30|
|Description||Healthy Life Education Centre is a social service facility directly under Social Welfare Bureau and administered by Drug Abuse Prevention Division. It started to operate since the second trimester of 2016, including Healthy Life Education Programme that is widely welcomed by many schools and students, as well as a variety of training activities for youth to be launched successively.|
Healthy Life Education is an internationally recognized healthy education and drug abuse prevention programme, with the aim to raise awareness of primary school students on the benefits of healthy life style and dangers of drug abuse, in order to achieve the goals of drug abuse prevention. It started to operate in September 2000 and is implemented by Drug Abuse Prevention Division of Social Welfare Bureau.
The programme includes Cantonese and English classes for kindergarten 3 (pre-school) and primary school students as well as special education class.
The programme is composed of 4 principal areas, knowledge about the body, food nutrition, knowledge about drugs and social skills. The programme is designed, according to the need of children’s growth, to nurture gradually the students’ concept of healthy life and the correct attitude of taking drugs. When facing drug temptation, they are full of confidence to say “NO” to drugs.
It includes illuminated models, body systems, a talking brain, the giraffe “Harold” (programme mascot) that can sing, audiovisual equipment, etc. In addition, multimedia teaching materials are equipped.
Under educator’s guidance, students can learn happily through games, discussions, role play, etc.
They include students’ worksheet as well as teacher’s manual available on website.
Harold Fans Club
It is an online platform. After registered as members, students can participate in related activities and to be more aware of information concerning healthy life style and drug abuse prevention.
Schools that are interested in participating in the programme can contact educators of healthy life education via telephone 2822 5778 to make appointment and arrangement of the class date.