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Project Sanjivini: Under ARSH (Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health) programme of National Foundation for India, New Delhi

The well -informed adolescents on sexual and reproductive health issues can play a decisive role in the better adolescent health in the country. Last year Foundation started project titled Project Sanjivini supported by National Foundation of India to educate and provide information to the adolescent rural girls about their reproductive and sexual health.

This project is being implemented in 15 villages in three blocks of Pothia, Thakurganj and Kishanganj.AIF is focusing on reproductive health and sexual health issues by sensitizing them through group meetings, training programmes and communication programmes like drawing, painting and poster making etc. An important component of the programme is to sensitize the parents and the community members to the needs of adolescents, as they are the ones who make all the decisions.

Our initiative are also addressing immediate concerns of adolescents i.e. delaying early marriage and pregnancy by taking an integrated approach of providing education and skill training side by side. Our nonformal education centers are the focal points for dissemination of information. We are using local haats for conducing community meetings followed by nukkad nataks in local dialect to target wider audiences.

Number of villages: 15

Name of the villages:

1. Bharagariya
2. ManiramBhitta
3. Haldibari
4. Purendarpur
5. Jalalpur(Hindu Basti)
6. Jalalpur (Muslim Basti)
7. Simaalbari
8. Aambari
9. Talbasti Paharkatta

Thakurganj Block

1. Bhagkharna
2. Bhogdawar
3. Kawabhitta
4. Meerbhitta (S)
5. MeerBhitta

Kishanganj Block

1. Rasulganj

Target Population

About 475 girls in the age -group 10-19 who are students of the NFE centres. About 482 girls who are not attending the NFE centers.

About Project Sanjivini
Fact -Sheet of the Intervention Area
Project Sanjivini Activities
Project Sanjivini Survey Findings
Project Sanjivini Report On Process Study
Project Sanjivini ARSHering Winds of Change

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