The Kingfishers for Consent are Yale-NUS Colleges’ Sexual Wellness Peer Educators; they are a group of undergraduate students who serve their peers and the Yale-NUS community in the following ways:
The Peer Educators work closely with the Manager for Residential Education and Dispute Resolutions, and each other, to ensure that programmes and awareness campaigns are inclusive, interculturally engaging, and accurately represent and address the needs of the community. Peer educators receive comprehensive training regarding healthy relationships, sexual and relationship violence prevention, facilitation, workshop planning, and more! Peer Educators are students deeply interested in learning more about safe and consensual relationships, educating their peers about healthy relationships, and shifting cultural norms that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence on campus.
Peer Educators are required to attend a 1-day training session at the beginning of the semester and will participate in ongoing training and continuing education throughout the semester. The expected commitment is an academic year; though students who will be on study abroad in either semester are also eligible to apply. The role requires an average of 2-4 hours of work per week including but not limited to outreach, publicity, peer advising, group meetings, presenting, tabling, and administrative tasks. Number of work hours per week will fluctuate depending on the programme schedule; e.g. Consent Campaign weeks and Sexual Wellness Week will require more time, whereas other weeks will require less.
Peer Educators will be compensated for their work, each with a $200 semesterly stipend.