Comprehensive Sexuality Education

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Edukans has developed specific curricula for comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) which address children, adolescents, and young people in primary school, secondary education, and vocational training. The curricula contain lessons on individual growth, relationships, children’s rights, sexuality and love, prevention of HIV, STI’s and unintended pregnancy, and harmful traditional practices like early marriage. The curricula always conclude with a lesson that invites for informed decision making: ‘My future, dreams and plans’. To enhance the effect of CSE in schools, Edukans adds components of parenting and referral to youth friendly health services (YFHS), to increase the empowerment of young people to make healthy and informed decisions on their SRHR. The teacher training encompasses modules on gender responsive pedagogy, as to create a lesson environment in which girls have the same opportunities as boys. Our holistic STAR-school model assures a sustainable introduction and implementation of CSE in schools. This model guarantees a conducive environment where school management, parents and community are supportive and take responsibility for successful implementation of the programme, to obtain positive behaviour change among the youth.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, India, Malawi

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Stichting Biblionef Nederland; Biblionef Ghana; Savana Signatures (SavSign); Assemblies of God Relief and Development Services; Teachers Union of Malawi; YouthNet and Counseling (YONECO); Education Expertise Development Foundation (EEDF); University of Amsterdam; Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education CYECE; Verburg Charity Foundation; Girls Empowerment Network GENE; Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Social and emotional learning


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • HIV and STIs
  • Other
  • Sexual harassment & coercion

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Pre-school
  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary
  • Vocational

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • Other
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Life skills education

  • Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE)
  • Sexual and reproductive health (including puberty education)
  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased knowledge of HIV, puberty, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equal power in relationships
  • Reduced adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Reduced child marriage
  • Reduced violence against children in the home