OUR APPROACH

Adolescent girls between the ages of 10 to 19 worldwide face unique health challenges and unmet needs in areas such as nutrition, mental health, personal safety, and sexual & reproductive health.

We train girls as youth health leaders (Champions) so they can help their peers navigate these health challenges and thrive during adolescence

AN UNMET CHALLENGE

Young Girls in India Face:

50%+ chance

of being malnourished or anemic

30% chance

of becoming victims of gender-based violence

25% chance

of dropping out of school once menstruating

20% chance

of becoming mothers while in their teens

WHY PEER EDUCATION?

We believe adolescent girls have the talent and capabilities to take ownership of their own health and well-being. Our peer education model builds on the social dynamics of adolescence, as girls often turn to each other for sensitive health information and support.

Our model provides girls with the knowledge, dialogue, support, and prevention strategies they need to navigate their health needs during adolescence and early adulthood.

THE MODEL

OUR CHAMPIONS:

  • Learn about common illnesses in adolescence, including how to identify them and ways to address them
  • Gain leadership + public speaking skills as they teach this information to their peers
  • Serve as change-makers impacting knowledge, attitudes, and health practices in their schools + communities

OUR CURRICULUM

Our proprietary, girl-centric curriculum was developed in collaboration with leading healthcare and education experts globally, covering important topics such as:

Nutrition & Anemia

Healthy body mass index, balanced diets, iron deficiency anemia

Healthy Minds & Safe Bodies

Mental health, self esteem, body image, and gender-based violence

Menstrual Health & Reproductive Anatomy

ovulation, menstruation, overcoming stigmas + misconceptions

Reproductive Health

pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS, other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs)

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