The ARSH Program: Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health

ARSH- Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health

ARSH aims to educate and empower adolescent girls to lead their life in more confident and dignified manner. The ARSH Intervention is categorized into two,

1. Community vertical

Under this customized training sessions are conducted with adolescent girls living in slums and rural areas without adequate access of education and information.

2. School vertical

Under this customized training sessions are conducted with adolescent girls studying in government schools in rural and Peri-Urban area where access of knowledge and information on ARSH unavailable.

Ongoing project:

1. Empowering and protecting slum girls Project, Gurgaon.

The project is operational in slum locations of Gurgaon

Project summary:

Empowering Adolescent Girls through Education: On Adolescent and Reproductive Sexual Health [ARSH] and Family Life Education [FLE]. Objective is to build their knowledge and awareness on life and its physical, social, psychological and moral dimensions and to develop in them qualities, capacities and attitudes on which successful life depends.

  • -Project aims to provide the Basic Knowledge and Awareness to adolescent girls [11-19 yrs age group] on Reproductive and Sexual health.
  • -Build their knowledge and Skills on Family Life aspects [Physical, Social, Psychological and moral dimensions] to relate, understand and cope with challenges to lead a healthier life.
  • -Educate and inform them about Safety measures to avoid social risks and threats.

2.  Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health intervention with Government School

The project is operational with schools at Lapala, Plasli and Nimli villages of Alwar, Rajasthan.

Project summary:

Project aims to educate and empower adolescent girls by providing sessions on Adolescent health, menstrual hygiene, sexual and reproductive health along with Family life education.

WASH –Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intervention. The WASH component is incorporated across all the Health intervention. The WASH is implemented at two levels:

1. Community vertical

At community level community campaigns, Cleanliness drive, session on water, awareness on water borne disease, forming of Health & sanitation committees etc are done.

2. School Vertical

Sessions and campaigns on water, hygiene, sanitation, preventive health measures and other associated issues are conducted with school children to build their knowledge, awareness and attitude to adapt and practice right behaviors to ensure better health. They are developing as ambassadors for change.