Secondary education and prevention of child marriage for out-of-school adolescent girls in rural India
Each year for 1.5 million girls in India, child marriage limits foundational life choices, and instead brings in motherhood and hardship, leading them into a downward spiral of poverty and ill health. Ensuring secondary education for 1% of these girls will enable them to prevent child marriage and initaite an upward journey into future, leading to an increase in India's GDP by USD 5.5 billion.
YouthInvest has set up URJA Kendra in urban slums and rural areas to enable underprivileged young people - who often lack access to resources - learn 21st-century digital & IT and communication skills, and enhance life skills for increased job-readiness and employability.
In India, breastfeeding faltering and inadequate feeding practices during the first two years are key reasons for widespread childhood malnutrition. YouthInvest's health & nutrition programme in Assam is strengtheing capacity of 18000 plus Anganwadi Workers and 600 plus ICDS Supervisors on home-level counselling on appropriate feeding practices for first 1000 days (pregnancy and the child's first two years), aimed at prevention of childhood malnutrition among 1 million under 5 children.
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