Adolescents in Remote Rural Regions: Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency and Wellness
Keywords:rural training, adolescents, India
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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