In October 2001, a new component has been added including a series of interrelated activities that were planned to contribute to addressing adolescent’ health promotion needs and to integrate health promotion topics in curricula of formal and non-formal education. Through the project, the school teachers will be trained on health education as well. In February 2002, a situational analysis of existing reproductive health programs and information needs of the adolescents was submitted to the Ministry of National Education, who is collaborating with HRDF in this important program.

· Sexual Health on BBC: A project has been implemented in collaboration with BBC and IPPF between 1999-2000. A radio program on sexual health for youth was broadcast and a booklet was published to be distributed to young people. Also a toll free phone number was installed at Istanbul University Child Health Institute to provide counseling on sexual and reproductive health issues.

· In-service Training for Residents: Lessons drawn from the past activities show that quality of care is directly linked to in service and pre-service training programs. Building on this experience, HRDF has started to implement a project with the financial support of UNFPA and in collaboration with the MCH/FP General Directorate of the Ministry of Health, in 2001. During the project, approximately 200 residents from Ob/Gyn, Family Health, Public Health, Urology and Pediatrics departments of Training Hospitals in Istanbul, Ankara, Ýzmir and Adana will be trained on Reproductive Health issues in two years and reproductive health will be integrated into the residents’ curriculum.

· Reproductive Rights, Client Rights Training at the Referral Sites of Willows Foundation
The Human Resource Development Foundation in collaboration with Istanbul University Woman and Child Health Training and Research Center has conducted a survey to assess the quality of care at Willows Foundation referral sites in Istanbul and Diyarbakýr and undertook an intervention for quality improvement in 2001. The purpose of this study was to improve the collaboration and quality of services at referral sites, which would enhance the target population receiving better reproductive health services.
Recently, another study has been conducted with the collaboration of HRDF and WCHTRC to asses the attitudes and needs of service providers. Based upon the findings of this study, a training program that will emphasize on reproductive rights, client rights and improvement of communication skills will be implemented in Aydýn, Diyarbakýr and Mardin for reproductive health service providers with the collaboration of Istanbul Bar Association’s Women’s Rights Center and a consultancy firm.

Children in Labor
HRDF is a participant in the International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) since 1994. In 1996, with the support of the International Labor Organization (ILO), HRDF designed and provided an orientation and information program for primary school inspectors and administrators, teachers and families in areas where high levels of child labor are persistent in Istanbul. The program aims at increasing awareness on the problem of working children and generating greater support for them within the formal education system.
As a continuation of these efforts, HRDF has implemented another program between 2000-2001 to support children working in textile, furniture and auto repair workshops by educating their parents and employers on child labor issues and creating opportunities for these children to reparticipate in the education system.






Reproductive Health

· Supporting Health Promotion for Adolescents: This program of HRDF initiated in 1998, provides accurate information and responsible behavior training in sexual and reproductive health to adolescents. In cooperation with the Departments of Education of universities in the three major cities of Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa, a training program and related materials are developed for teachers who serve as trainers. The program is being implemented in four schools and aiming to expand in all educational schools nationwide.