In Jalore and Ahore districts of Rajasthan, we have partnered with SPECTRA to work on the problems faced by young girls to continue their education. These districts are among the worst performing in terms of retention of girls students in school and suffer high girl drop-out rates.
The primary target groups are in-school and out-of-school youths aged 15-25 years. Secondary groups consist of school management committee members, parents, community leaders and teachers. We have followed a holistic approach by focusing on retention of girls in schools and also dealing with issues related to sexual and reproductive health, gender bias, early marriage, child rights, life skills and government schemes. We not only involved young people, but also teachers, parents, community leaders and school management committee members, so that they can provide safe and productive environment for girls.
Restless Development India has recently started a one year programme with Action India on making girls leaders in Delhi slums. This programme specifically focuses on in school and out of school youths aged 14-28 years and secondary group consisting stakeholders – parents, teachers and community members. The programme focus is on gender based violence in the slums, providing women with life skills so that they can be seen as leaders rather than victims of domestic and community violence.
Restless Development is the implementing partner of the project named ‘Making Periods Normal’, funded by Rutgers WPF. The programme is being implemented in the Munger and Bhagalpur district of Bihar, from 2014 to 2017. The target groups of this programme are women, out-of-school and in-school youth, men and stakeholders like ASHA, Aganwadi, community leaders etc. The programme focuses on promoting knowledge among girls and women on puberty, menstrual health and sexual and reproductive health and also to create conducive environment for them by engaging stakeholders.