SAMBHAV aspires to ensure that girls and boys, especially from marginalized communities, are supported to remain in school, improve their learning and become empowered members of their communities. This programme will provide targeted girls and boys support from Young Champions. This programme also aims to ensure they are enabled to stay in school, and have opportunities to participate in peer activities that focus on both co-curricular and extra-curricular skills. On the overall, the project emphasizes on the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights of young people from the marginalized community. The project covers Doti, Accham, Bajura, Mugu, Kalikot, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Parsa, Saptari and Rautahat districts.
According to the monitoring and evaluation report, 95.4% Young Champions, and 806 Junior Champions (435 boys, 371 girls) have been trained and have enhanced their knowledge on life skills, puberty, nutrition, livelihood alternatives, Gender and Social Inclusion, SRHR, GBV, Disaster Risk Reduction, Presentation and Facilitation Skill, Junior Champion Club Formation and Mobilization; and 98.8% of Young Champions felt confident to support afterschool learning activities.
In addition, Young Champion have initiated to build the capacity of other young people in their community for homework session and have created Junior Champion Clubs where they are taking a lead role in implementing various after school learning activities. The engagement of the newly trained Young Champions will be continued in such activities even after the contract termination of existing Young Champions. To avoid school dropout Young champions and Junior Champions Clubs are also taking a close watch on the students who are irregular in schools and homework sessions.