KISHORI SHAKTI YOJNA
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KISHORI SHAKTI YOJNA : This scheme comes under the ambit of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) which aims at the empowerment and holistic development of adolescent girls by improving their self- perception and creating opportunities for realizing their potential through Balika Mandals.
This scheme primarily aims at breaking the intergenerational life cycle of nutritional and gender
disadvantage and providing a supportive environment for their self-development.
The government has also modified the earlier adolescent scheme when they find out through
various surveys that the health, nutrition, education and social status of adolescent girls are at sub-optimal level.
KISHORI SHAKTI YOJNA
The survey also reveals that the adolescent girls do not have adequate access to vital health and nutrition information\programs which aimed at improving the nutritional and health status of adolescent girls and promoting self-development, awareness of health, nutrition, hygiene and family welfare.
It is well recognized that these programs when provided, could significantly improve the health and nutrition status of women and children.
This scheme seeks to empower adolescent girls so as to enable them to take charge of their lives.
WHY THIS SCHEME?
Because adolescent is a considered as a crucial phase in a life of a women. This stage is intermediary between childhood and womanhood and it is the most eventful for mental, psychological and emotional well-being.
- Improve nutritional and health status of girls in the age group of 11-18 years.
- Provide the required literacy and numeric skills through the non-formal stream of education.
- Stimulate a desire for more social exposure and knowledge and to help them improve their decision making capabilities.
- Train and equip the adolescent girls to improve home-based and vocational skills.
- Help them gain a better understanding of their social environment and take initiative to
become productive members of the society.
- Unmarried adolescent girls aged 11-18 years belonging to below poverty line and school drop-outs are selected and attached to Anganwadi Centers for six monthly stints of learning and training activities.
- Improving nutritional and health status of adolescent girls aged 11-18 years.
- Providing required literacy and numeracy skills through non- formal stream of education.
- A general health check up every 6 months.
- Referral to PHC\District hospitals in the case of acute need.
HOW TO ENROLL UNDER THIS SCHEME?
The adolescent girls can register themselves at respective Anganwadi Centers i.e. Integrated Child Development Scheme Centers.
- In case of any query one can visit – firstname.lastname@example.org