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Lions Quest, a risk behavior prevention program, is implemented in Guatemala

Through an alliance between UNODC, the International Lions Club Foundation, and the Executive Secretariat of the Commission against Drug Addictions and Illicit Trafficking (SECCATID), the evidence-based prevention program, "Lions Quest", is implemented in Guatemala.

From August 28 to September 2 of this year, forty-three educators from sixteen schools have been trained to develop the program in their schools.

"Lions Quest" aims to prevent risky behaviors by promoting the positive potential of children and youth, the development of skills and character essentials to life, personal and social responsibility, parents as the first educators and the support of teachers and school.

The program has three components according to the ages of the students: Skills for growth, aimed at children from 5 to 9 years, Skills for adolescents for boys and girls from 10 to 14 years, Skills for action, aimed at young people between 15 and 18 years.

 In this first phase of program implementation, UNODC has selected the Skills for Adolescents component. Through this component will be addressed thematic units as: Entering adolescence, Developing self-confidence, Communicating skills, Managing emotions in a positive way, Learning through service, Improving relationships with friends, and Strengthening relationships family.