Through our fundraising efforts we can help to provide lifeskills based education initiatives and resources for those working with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 19 years. In 2012 the Lions Clubs of British Isles and Ireland were successful in acquiring the stock of publications, the publishing rights and the intellectual property of the Teacher’s Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drug Education (Tacade).
Today more than 75% of the 28,000 primary schools and more than 60% of the 6,683 secondary schools in the United Kingdom utilise Tacade’s resource material – now delivered through the Lions Lifeskills Project.
Lions relationship with Tacade began in 1984 and for many years we acted as financial supporters, endorsers and partners of the charitable organisation. Established in Manchester in 1969 Tacade promoted interactive participatory health education. Its focus quickly progressed beyond the school setting to working with youth organisations, the police and prison service. It then extended alcohol and drugs education to other areas of personal, social and health education.
Although Tacade entered voluntary liquidation in 2012 Lions were determined to continue the service and is now known as Lions Multiple District Lifeskills Ltd, supported by Lions International South East England Charity Trust Fund. You can help to ensure the provision and development of resources for children and young people in the UK.