New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE) will conduct webinars for teachers and students on the Young Warrior Movement- A youth-led movement to combat COVID-19. These webinars will be conducted from 11th to 16th June from 11 am to 12 noon. The webinar on the first day will be for Principals and Teachers and on the second day will be for students. As per the notification released by CBSE, “The students will get a certificate from UNICEF and CBSE once they complete five tasks.” More information is available at http://yuwaah.org/youngwarrior. The board had conducted a live webinar on ‘creativity for learning and socio-emotional well being’ as a part of its health and wellness series, on June 10, 2021, from 4-5 pm. The program was broadcasted through the board’s Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3IntzAD94. The panel had discussed various issues and mental challenges.
Apart from the webinars, the board is also conducting the annual tele-counselling sessions for class 10 and 12 students since May 24. Students of class 10 and 12 along with their parents can avail the tele-counselling facility at toll-free number 1800 11 8004. The board had earlier launched a new app ‘Dost for Life’ for the psycho-social wellness of students of classes 9-12 during the pandemic. The board has designed this facility for the ease, convenience and utility of students and parents within a safe home environment. The ‘Dost for Life’ app simultaneously caters to students and parents from CBSE-affiliated schools in different geographies across the world. The live counselling sessions will be conducted free of cost, thrice a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by trained counsellors/principals. This year, there are 83 volunteers out of which 66 are in India and 17 located in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nepal, Oman, Kuwait, Japan and the US.
The manual on mental health and wellness is available to download at cbse.nic.in.