Your support is enabling adolescent girls to learn, lead and change in slums of Lucknow.We appriciate your support and donation towards positioning of girls and improving their conditions in poverty stricken slums. We assure you that your support will enhance capabilties and opportunties of adolscent girls to emerge as leaders improve quality of life among themselves, their families and community.
Sarathi is building leadreship among girls through their systematic enagement in integrated micro planning spelling out their needs & solutions, basic life skill development through community resource centers, organising them into capacity building processes and linkages with governemnt servcie provsions.Basic idea behind this training was to build leadership skills and opportunties among adolscent girls
As a part of capacity building programme, 3581 adolscent girls organised into 350 adolscent girls groups in 117 slums of Lucknow, were trained on implmentation & updation of their micro plans including issues like health, nutrition, education, water , sanitation, hyiegne, marriage, management of their group processes- meeting, agenda setting, record keeping and behavioural practices. Training was condcuted at slum level using participtaory excercises such as role plays, group discussions, individual expressions, story, interactive sessions to enagage adolescent girls effectively in learning process.
These girls have learnt to conduct their group meetings on their own, write meeting minutes, review and incorporate their issues in integrated slum action plan.They are also emerging as behaviour change communicators in their families, communties and schools. These girls visit hiouseholds to communicate on behavioural issues such indicators such as sending girls to schools and continuing their education, marriage of girls after legal age of 18 years & completion of education, hand wash at critical timings such as before eating and after using toilet. menstrual hyiegne management, toliet use and service seeking behaviours. Thus, while bringing change among themsleves, adolescent girls are demonstrating their capabilties to influence the change in their families and wider community.