Develop Girls Leadership for Change in 100 Slums

by Sarathi Development Foundation Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


The project will build base for adolescent girls leading role in participatory planning focussed on their problems such as gender inequalities, early marriage, dropping out of schools, health, nutrtion,hyiegine, participation in decisions making, servcie provisions related issues .It will facilitate development of slum wise community action plan spelling out their needs, solutions, self actions, community actions and service provisions in order to bring holistic and self sustainable chang

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Uttar Pradesh is amongst three of India's least developed states, where indicators on the education, health and safety of adolescent girls aged 10-19 years reveal an especially dire situation.51% girls are married before 19 years and 30% before 18 years. It shows extent of risks associated with life pattern and aspiration of majority of adolescent at their formative age. Gender disparity on education is by 20%.


Integrated micro planning approach to engage adolescent girls, community volunteers and frontline functionaries to identify their issues and needs, analyze reasons to develop realistic solutions, evolve implementation mechanisms. Integrated slum planning will be conducted over a period of five days per slum to set stage for community based implementation and convergence process on outcome indicators . Community volunteers and adolescent girls groups will play lead role .

Long-Term Impact

It will facilitate empowerment of adolescent girls by positioning and improving their conditions through systematic engagement of families, peers, communities and schools through community based micro planning and implementation systems, social and behavior change communication, life skills development and enhancing demand and access to public service provisions. Positioning of adolescent girls relates to self awareness and advocacy, abilities, knowledge, participation, communication, leadership



Organization Information

Sarathi Development Foundation

Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Akhilesh Tewari
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India

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