programme, meant especially for girls, is
for the age group 11-20 years, focusing
mainly on life-skills and gender equality.
Groups of adolescent girls are formed, which
participate in workshops on different issues
relevant to their lives and to the village.
Programmes have also been initiated in
government schools in cooperation with the
teachers and principals.
These programmes focus on developing an
understanding of issues like
self-development, emotions, gender and
caste, challenges faced by adolescent girls,
violence against girls and women, dowry
laws, the government’s Right to Information-RTI
provisions, role of community cooperation
and cohesion. Also, girls are encouraged to
improve their educational status. Drop-out
girls are encouraged to re-enrol themselves
in schools and efforts are made to ensure
that all girls attend and continue
Uttarakhand Mein Kishori Shikshan; Ek