Peer Education Easily Explained

Peer education is a process or communication channel that can be used over trainings, teachings or sharing of information. Educating people on values and behaviour whom may share the same background or experience. Peer education seek no have impact on behaviour through peer interaction

Peer education best happen at colleges, schools, workplace, clinic, in the different communities and organizations, also among youth

The purpose of peer education is to encourage knowledge a attitude and intention to change behaviour, Also it encourage positive choice in a way of rendering personal support, listening to different point of view of others referring people and promote an enabling environment

Benefits of Peer Education

  1. Contribute to words an increase in knowledge, skills, values and attitude
  2. Enhance health seeking behaviour
  3. Reduce risk behaviour
  4. Promote resilience
  5. Rectify or influence a situation As a result when a peer is been educated by other peer it become more easier to inform of modelling of desire behaviour as a highly developed method of education in school How do group processed promote learning

By knowing the participants and their different organs, it will make it easy to identify who is good at what and will work well together, also plan the group accordingly experience and knowledge also help the group people according to their given tasks

The role of peer educator is to gather information over the issue at hand and to provide a suitable learning environment. By creating condition for participant to engage with the information. Over the engagement facilitator can gain a through Basis of knowledge on the subject/issue of the workshop

  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Facilitator’s role


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