Adolescents in Remote Rural Regions: Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency and Wellness

Authors

  • Shakunatala Chhabra Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram
  • Mr. Manoj Kanade

Keywords:

rural training, adolescents, India

Abstract

Driven by our sense of social responsibility, we at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences created a community-based mother and child care service center. We observed that many young people (specifically ages 14-24) were neither engaged in education nor employment opportunities. We learned there was a need for a comprehensive system for informal education for young adults, imparting skills in a feasible, low-cost, and sustainable way. We then created a system to begin this work. Young people were given resources to learn to sew and were awarded certificates after completion of the program. Currently, we are working to help young people cultivate additional skills, including farming.

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Published

2021-10-04

How to Cite

Chhabra, S., & Kanade, M. . (2021). Adolescents in Remote Rural Regions: Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency and Wellness. Social Innovations Journal, 9. Retrieved from https://socialinnovationsjournal.com/index.php/sij/article/view/921

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Global Health Equity and Access