Life Education Partnership
Life Education is a
registered charity and not-for-profit organisation which provides
programs for primary school children with the aim of developing the
social skills and knowledge necessary for effective
decision-making, communication, negotiation, peer resistance and
refusal in illicit drug-related situations.
The partnership is consistent with ASMI's strategic policy of placing Self Care at the forefront of community health in Australia. By reaching out to children at primary level, we hope to lay the foundation for a lifelong understanding of how to make the right choices in relation to health and wellbeing.
Life Education was founded in 1974 by the late Reverend Ted Noffs, who is best known for his work at the Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross in Sydney.
Today, Life Education is the largest non-government provider of Drug and Health Education in Australia and delivers programs to 750,000 primary children annually - a total of 5 million students to date. The organisation maintains 100 Mobile Learning Centres nationally and its programs are delivered by 120 highly trained full and part-time educators.
We will keep you updated on the progress of this innovative and exciting new partnership.
For more information on Life Education, visit: www.lifeeducation.org.au/
Articles on our partnership appeared in the 2009 and 2008 ASMI Annual Reports. See: www.asmi.com.au/about/Annual-Reports.aspx