Each year for 1.5 million girls in India, child marriage limits their foundational life choices. Instead, it brings in motherhood when they are children themselves, leading them into a downward spiral of ill-health and poverty.
Ensuring secondary education for 1% of these girls will lead to an increase in India's GDP by USD 5.5. billion.
Support us in preventing child marriage through our Learning Centres for out-of-school girls.
Enabling young people with computer literacy and digital skills to use technology is pivotal to bringing about positive changes in their lives. However, there is a vast digital divide between rural and urban areas, as well as between males and females.
Support us in providing digital and IT skills training through our Digital Literacy Programme for underprivileged youths.
The first 1000 days (conception up to two years) in the human lifecycle is a critical window of opportunity for ensuring optimal growth, health and cognitive development, which has lifelong consequences.
However, in India, breastfeeding faltering and inadequate infant feeding is one of the key reasons for widespread childhood malnutrition.
YouthInvest builds the capacity of frontline workers in home-level counselling of mothers and caregivers on appropriate feeding and care practices during pregnancy and the child's first two years to ensure the healthy growth and prevent malnutrition.
Education and IT skills training
Goal: Ensure foundational and secondary education and IT skills among adolescents and youths.
Increased secondary education among adolescents.
Increased access of youths to higher education and skills training.
Increased job-readiness among youths through digital & IT skills training.
Reduced child marriage among girls.
Health & Nutrition
Goal: Improve health and nutrition of children, adolescents and youths.
Improved reproductive & sexual health, nutrition and positive lifestyle practices among adolescents and youths.
Reduced child marriage and early pregnancy.
Reduced malnutrition among children.
Life skills development
Goal: Build confidence, agency, resilience and leadership skills among adolescents and youths.
Increased self-esteem, agency and social-emotional skills among adolescents and youths.
Enhanced awareness of gender-egalitarian values and rights.
Increased participation of vulnerable young people in community development, leading to increased access to services and opportunities.
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