HAMSA is a project that was conceptualised with UNICEF Nepal in order to enhance the capacity of adolescents and young people in social and financial issues by delivering our successful Rupantaran Package which contributes to the holistic development of adolescents.
In the past year, Restless Development Nepal has successfully strengthened the capacity of government partners (Department of Women and Children and Nepal Scouts) in six working districts to deliver Rupantaran training package and directly implementing the project with the adolescent at risk of HIV. We have also capacitated 15 masters’ trainers, 162 core trainers and 46 peer educators to run peer sessions in the district. Furthermore, the Rupantaran package has reached 505 adolescents (201 male, 271 female and 33 third genders) at the risk of HIV through four HIV network partners. Adding to this year’s success, Jagriti Mahila Maha Sangh took initiation to facilitate 138 stakeholders to create an enabling environment for adolescents and to reduce stigma and discrimination towards female sex workers.