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Kishori Shakti Yojana: Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

Kishori Shakti Yojana (KSY) seeks to empower adolescent girls, so as to enable them to take charge of their lives. It is viewed as a holistic initiative for the development of adolescent girls. The programme through its interventions aims at bringing about a difference in the lives of the adolescent girls. It seeks to provide them with an opportunity to realize their full potential.

Objectives:

-to improve the nutritional and health status of girls in the age group of 11-18 years
-to provide the required literacy and numeracy skills through the non-formal stream of education, to stimulate a desire for more social exposure and knowledge and to help them improve their decision making capabilities
-to train and equip the adolescent girls to improve/ upgrade home-based and vocational skills
-to promote awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition and family welfare, home management and child care, and to take all measure as to facilitate their marrying only after attaining the age of 18 years and if possible, even later
-to gain a better understanding of their environment related social issues and the impact on their lives
-to encourage adolescent girls to initiate various activities to be productive and useful members of the society

Eligibility:

-the adolescent girls who are unmarried
-the adolescent girls whose familes fall below the poverty line and school drop-outs

Benefits:

-the adolescent girl wiil receive training and learning activities in Anganwadi Centres.
-100% financial assistance for education.
-Training and development in tailoring,yarn machine,chips and papad machine.

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