ARP’s partnership with Crossroads began in 2009 when a teachers’ training was conducted in Palawan, participated in by teachers from the Department of Education, church leaders and ARP volunteers.
CrossRoads is a ministry of Cru International (Campus Crusade for Christ) which was launched in 1995 in response to requests from the governments of Malawi and Hungary to help address the problem of HIV/AIDs epidemic and the rising trends towards high-risk behavior among the youth, respectively. CrossRoads has developed a 30-lesson curriculum on character development, Life at the CrossRoads, as its centerpiece for school-based trainings. This curriculum is now available in 15 languages.
To date, CrossRoads has certified 17 ARP volunteers as trainers, teachers and lead trainers.
In Palawan, the ARP trainers have conducted ten trainings with over 500 participants. CrossRoads is a unique strategy which builds lasting personal change and helps communities address societal problems such as teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, alcohol and drug abuse, and violence. The strategy facilitates connection of the students with their teachers, involvement of their parents, peer interaction and school-community outreach.
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