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AACCI was formed in the year 2007 in Mumbai and is working for the holistic health of children and adolescents through parents and teachers who are the main pillars of their wellbeing. It plants to create awareness and education on various issues through interactive workshop with children and teens and also with parents and teachers in schools, colleges and the community in various parts of the country. In the first two years the focus will be on two aspects.

Life skills education (LSE) program:
Life skills defined by WHO as "abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life". Life skills are a group of psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, communicate effectively and develop coping and self management skills to lead a healthy and productive life. World research shows children and teens trained in life skills have less mental problems and risky behaviors The workshops will not be held just as one time events but will be followed by capacity building and training of some teachers as Master Trainers and some students as Peer educators who can then continue to hold these workshops as on going projects in their institution over next many years.

Life style 'disease prevention'i
India has a rising incidence of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, strokes and mental stress related diseases. not only in adults but also in adolescents and children. Obesity in children and adolescents is going as high as 20 – 29 % in some metro cities. Fortunately all this is PREVENTABLE by simple measure of altering our bad life style.

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