Life Education Trust
Life Education is a charity that provides children with the knowledge to make informed choices about their health, respect others and learn to appreciate their uniqueness. It reaches 245,000 primary and intermediate children every year.
The Kapiti Horowhenua Life Education Trust visited over 4,300 children in 2014 from 26 schools throughout the region.
Life Education is a preventative approach. It teaches children about the wonder of life, themselves, and other people, with the aim of showing them how to reach their full potential. Life Education does not necessarily work on changing children's behaviour, it works on changing desires. Rather than frightening children with various forms of scare tactics, the Life Education philosophy focuses on creating a sensitivity to values which lead to an understanding and appreciation of human life. This enables the child to make decisions about any negative influences that might impede the development of their fullest potential.
Life Education does this by taking children on an adventure in a mobile classroom that is equipped with sight and sound equipment designed to capture children's imaginations. Their educators (registered teachers) take children on this journey, along with Harold the Giraffe, Life Education's mascot. These educators are chosen for their x-factor and together with Harold make the journey fun as well as educational.