About Project

Project title: Adolescents Empowerment in Assam

Supporting Partner: National Foundation for India

Project Area :
20no’s of villages of Nalbari under three development blocks which are Barigog Banbhag, Pub Nalbari and Barbhag. The villages are Bala, Bhabanipur, Karia, Chandakuchi, Jaymangala, Madhapur, Khudra Dingdingi, Barbhukiya, Daraitkuchi, Senikuchi, Guwakuchi, Khata Guwakuchi, Chatra, Nimua Latima, Kundargaon Jabarihati, Narikuchi, Kayajani, Niz Khagta, Burburi and Kumarikata.

Targeted beneficiary :
Beneficiaries are mainly adolescent girls and boys under the age group of 11 to 18 years.

Objectives

Project has mainly three objectives which are listed bellow..

  • To reduce the prevalence of child marriage in 20 villages within three years.

  • To increase the number of adolescents abstaining from using hazardous substances in 20 villages within three years

  • To ensure better health status of each adolescent in 20 villages within three years.

Outcomes

It is already two years running of this project and throughout these two years with lots of intervention of project volunteers so many impacts seems in field like support is given to critical patient who are unable to fulfill their physical or psychological treatment. Till now 6 patients from different villages already get it. Among those patients one patient from Khata Guwakuchi cure his illness with help of support. Through hemoglobin and blood group testing it ensured the level of proper hemoglobin of adolescents. Again help of another activity the project get success to improve environment through established library, model kitchen garden and adolescent friendly spaces and so on. On demand of community action plan project now implementing skill development Vocational training on cutting and craft are going on. Most importantly mothers are involving on changing process which is one of the main impacts of the project as well as project has a toll free number which is 8254982549 for the adolescents for counseling.

Major Activity

Community meeting with youth and mothers group, Promotion and empowerment of mothers group, Community based campaign on Adolescent issues, Support for implementation of community action plan, Establishment and Running of Mobile Health Clinic, Sensitization program with formal institutions/service providers, Interface program among community/adolescent and service provider/formal institutions, Information dissemination/sharing workshop and Publication and dissemination of community knowledge, key learning and best practices.