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CASCADE OF LEARNING FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN LUCKNOW

The SoCCs Lucknow Mentoring project for Girls is designed to support young girls, who live in informal settlements and have inadequate support for their education and development, and have to deal with issues such as gender inequality, early marriages and poverty. The project aims to improve the livelihood potential of the girls by ensuring that they stay and succeed in school and teaching them life- skills necessary to address the challenges they are facing. Most importantly, the project does not only prepare the girls for a better future, but also positively impacts the lives of their families, communities, and society.

Asia Initiatives has established Gender Resources Centers for adolescent young girls, located in public facilities like schools in Lucknow. The centers:

  • Provide access to reading and learning materials

  • Provide access to recreational equipment

  • Facilitate easy access to additional information, referral help and opportunities for economic enablement.

  • Learning modules such as reproductive and sexual health education and vocational skills are also made available to the girls.

The girls participated in peer education programs and have a say on issues impacting their lives. This program has not only led to healthy behavioral practices, but also equipped the girls with the competence to enter the workplace.

This is a multiyear project, to learn more select year program:

 INITIATIVES

Community

Education & Technology

LOCATION: Uttar Pradesh, India
LOCAL PARTNERS: Shoratgarh Environmental Society (SES)
KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS: Women Strong International, Kids Who Kode, Center for Living Cities
CO-FUNDER: Global GLOW, FrauenPower

PROJECT FEATURES:

  • Scaled up from 500 girls in Phase 1 to 1200 in Phase 2.

  • Girls earn SoCCs for peer mentoring 3 younger girls.

  • Redeem for Digital Literacy and Career enrichment activities and for menstrual health products.

  • Participants are also trained in life skills, financial literacy and menstrual hygiene.

This project contributes to 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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YEAR 1

PROJECT FEATURES, YEAR 1:​

  • 639 adolescent young girls signed up for program 

  • 1539 younger children received homework help. 

  • 526 participants received supplies with a school bag.  

  • 400 participants were distributed a hygiene kit.

  • 300 participants received Reusable Sanitary Pads.

  • 426 participants enrolled in digital literacy classes.

  • Asia Initiatives has received a grant from the LUSH Charity Pot to expand this project.

The SoCCs Lucknow Mentoring project for Girls is designed to support young girls, who live in informal settlements and have inadequate support for their education and development, and have to deal with issues such as gender inequality, early marriages and poverty. The project aims to improve the livelihood potential of the girls by ensuring that they stay and succeed in school and teaching them life- skills necessary to address the challenges they are facing. Asia Initiatives has established 7 Gender Resources Centers for 500 young girls, located in public facilities like schools in Lucknow. These centers provide access to reading and learning materials, recreational equipment, additional information, referral help and opportunities for economic empowerment and learning modules such as reproductive and sexual health education and vocational skills. In these programs, girls earn SoCCs by tutoring three girls three years younger than themselves. They can redeem SoCCs for school supplies, sanitary products, English speaking and computer classes.

 

YEAR 2

The SoCCs Lucknow Mentoring project for Girls is designed to support young girls, who live in informal settlements and have inadequate support for their education and development, and have to deal with issues such as gender inequality, early marriages and poverty. The project aims to improve the livelihood potential of the girls by ensuring that they stay and succeed in school and teaching them life- skills necessary to address the challenges they are facing. Asia Initiatives has established 10 Gender Resources Centers for 1200 young girls, located in public facilities like schools in Lucknow. These centers provide access to reading and learning materials, recreational equipment, additional information, referral help and opportunities for economic empowerment and learning modules such as reproductive and sexual health education and vocational skills. In these programs, girls earn SoCCs by tutoring three girls three years younger than themselves. They can redeem SoCCs for school supplies, sanitary products, English speaking and computer classes.

PROJECT FEATURES, YEAR 2:​​

  • 1061 adolescent girls were enrolled in year 2

  • 811 mentors teach groups of 3 students.

  • 2,443 younger children received homework help. 

  • 134 participants enrolled in the Skill Development program. 

  • 200 women and girls of the Dudoli locality received the benefit of the free health check-up camp. 

  • 520 attended Digital Literacy classes and received the certificate of completion.

  • 383 participants have been enrolled in English speaking Classes. 

  • 283 have completed English speaking classes.

  • 355 participants have been distributed a Hygiene Kit

  • 231 participants were distributed with reusable sanitary pads.

 

YEAR 3

The SoCCs Lucknow Mentoring project for Girls is designed to support young girls, who live in informal settlements and have inadequate support for their education and development, and have to deal with issues such as gender inequality, early marriages and poverty. The project aims to improve the livelihood potential of the girls by ensuring that they stay and succeed in school and teaching them life- skills necessary to address the challenges they are facing. Asia Initiatives has established 13 Gender Resources Centers for 1500 young girls, located in public facilities like schools in Lucknow. These centers provide access to reading and learning materials, recreational equipment, additional information, referral help and opportunities for economic empowerment and learning modules such as reproductive and sexual health education and vocational skills.

PROJECT FEATURES, YEAR 3:​

  • In 2020, as part of our Covid-19 response, SoCCs buddy mentors in the US and elsewhere started Zoom classes with children in the underserved communities.

  • 1,294 mentors signed up for this program.

  • 3,882 younger children received homework help.

  • 293 email IDs were created.

  • This program has been restructured and now is being organized 3 times a week in the community.

 

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