HOLISTIC EDUCATION

Adolescent Girls

13 onwards girls in developing India are told, ‘Sit at home, enough of studying’. We want to tell them, ‘Go out and rule the world’. We identify bright young girls and support them through that critical period between 13 and 20. We smile that smile and heave that sigh when the girls are empowered with agency and confidence.

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Project Sakhi aims at empowering adolescent girls from difficult and challenging backgrounds. This project is implemented in Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Thiruvananthapuram. Over 110 girls between the ages 13 to 16 are part of the project. Spread over seven years Project Sakhi helps the chosen ones get support around learning, emotional skills and health & hygiene amongst other areas. This creates a platform of consistent connection and engagement, creating healthy attitudes, relevant skills, functional habits and empowered beliefs.

methods used for experiencing and learning

  • Group processes to inspire sharing & learning from each other
  • Interactive arts-based sessions
  • Exposure to critical thinking through discussions and lectures
  • Access to leaders from the fields of psychology & art therapy
  • Leadership & community projects

the programme has consistently led to

  • Improvement in academic scores
  • Improved resilience
  • Enhanced sense of empowerment
  • Increased inspiration
  • Greater confidence
  • Growing hope
  • Active participation in issues that affect their communities
  • Growing bond of sisterhood
  • Improvement in academic scores
  • Improved resilience
  • Enhanced sense of empowerment
  • Increased inspiration
  • Greater confidence
  • Growing hope
  • Active participation in issues that affect their communities
  • Growing bond of sisterhood

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