Empower 5000 drop out Adolescent Girls in Lucknow

by Sarathi Development Foundation Vetted since 2014 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit


Condition of adolescent girls in slums of Lucknow is dire.51% girls are married before 19 years and 30% before 18 years. It shows extent of risks associated with their life pattern and aspirations. Gender disparity on education is by 20%. The project will directly impact on 5000 adolescent girls through integrated slum planning, behaviour change communication, life skills, non traditional vocational skills, mainstreaming with government services and feed back system for quality services.

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Adolescent girls are trapped in a society where socio-cultural practices fail to accurately categorize them as children or women or address needs relevant to their gender and age; leaving them powerless to make essential life choices.Lack of their empowerment manifests itself in crucial aspects such as education, sexual health and reproduction, livelihood skills and productivity, and domestic violence.This lack of empowerment manifests itself in crucia


Girls Resource Centers will be established to equip the girls with knowledge, skills, abilities, opportunities and linkages with services essentially required to address their issues. Counselors will conduct sessions for the most vulnerable girls in the center using innovative tools like thematic songs, flash cards, special games and pocket charts to deliver content on healthcare, sexual and reproductive health, sanitation, life skills, confidence building and livelihood development among them.

Long-Term Impact

Adolescent girls will be equipped with knowledge, abilities, confidence and skills to influence the decisions such as marriage, education, mobility, choices.They and their parents will be informed and demanding the services such as health, nutrition, education, hygiene, water, sanitation, skill development, banking for their development. It will contribute in building positive behaviours, attitudes and support leading to prevention of early marriages, gender inequalities, continued education.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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Organization Information

Sarathi Development Foundation

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