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New training of Lions Quest prevention program in Guatemala 

From 12 to 14 of November 38 educators from schools of the Municipality of Mixco, have been trained to develop the prevention program "Lions Quest". This is the fifth training for teachers in the country.    

This event is part of the implementation of this evidence base program 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).

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