Ireland’s first online sexual health educational course for teenagers
Richie Sadlier may be known for his uncompromising approach both on and off the field, but when it comes to educating students on how to navigate the challenges of young adulthood, compromise, compassion and consent are the key words.
The Sexual Health and Relation-ships Education SHARE programme was created by Richie with long term collaborator, Doctoral Researcher from NUIG, Elaine Byrnes, that aims to provide objective, fact-based, inclusive, and comprehensive sexuality education to young people.
SHARE was launched online recently by Minister Simon Harris and is aimed at senior cycle secondary school and first-year third level students.
Delivered online, the programme addresses a range of topics from Consent to Pornography and is available for parents and teachers including additional guides and support with learning materials such as the School Facilitator Guide.
Speaking at the launch of SHARE, Minister Harris said: “The importance of being open with our young people in relation to sexual health and relationships cannot be overstated. I am hugely impressed with how accessible the SHARE platform is – not only for young people but also for their parents and teachers as well.”
Brendan Kavanagh, CEO of Olive Group added “SHARE is easy to access, extremely engaging and will help to guide the learners on a fantastic journey of discovery through their lives.”
Richie and Elaine’s programme certainly tackles these important issues in a very down to earth way, providing learners with real life situations and challenging them how to respond appropriately.
Richie added: “we’re able to stand here to launch something that we genuinely believe will make a positive impact to the development of any young person that accesses it.”
The SHARE programme is available on https://olivegroup.io/share/
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