Name of the activity: Touch of life

Country/NMO: Slovenia (SloMSIC)

Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

We do workshops which last for 45 minutes and are usually lead by two members of our

group. Maximum number of participants in one workshop is 30.

The workshop consists of a short introductory lecture and a practical part, where participants

are able to learn about the technique of breast self-examination using models of breasts and

models of testis. We also organize public conferences regarding the topic of cancer. We want

to empower the society by educating them on cancer prevention.

Focus area:

Cancer

Problem statement:

We want to address cancer affecting sexual and reproductive organs in Slovenia.

Women:

 breast cancer – in 2013 the incidence rate was 118,5/100.000, mortality was

39,9/100.000

Men:

 testicular cancer- in 2013 incidence rate was90bnm 9/100.000, mortality 0,7/100.000

Target groups:

General population, Medical students, Youth, Women

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students, Youth, Women

Objectives and indicators of success:

Prepare educational material for program Free hands clean lungs

 Perform two workshops of program Free hands clean lungs

 Perform five workshos for adolescent audience about prevention of brest and testicular

cancer (100 participants)

 Perform five workshops for eldery audience about prevention of brest and testicular

cancer (100 participants)

 Perform two promotions one october and one in november

 Regulary post on Facebook (80 post)

 One post in other media

Methodology:

We will contact high schools if they are interested in our workshops.

 We will contact different media centers if they are interested in publishing an article

about our project.

 Performing workshops

 Posting on Facebook

 Preparing educational material for program Free hands clean lungs

Plans for evaluation:

At the end of each workshop, we will hand out a closed type question questionnaire.

Questions will relate to the content of the workshop and its implementation. Participants will

provide their replies with a five-level Likert scale.