Sambhali Aadarsh Project
The Aadarsh Programme was designed early in 2019 to educate adolescent boys and girls in schools in Jodhpur about several issues that arise in puberty. It has been initiated in the Sambhali Trust's own projects and centres. Topics such as the sexual organs and body changes including menstruation are often not covered properly in the school curriculum, so we feel it is of even greater importance to talk about this multifaceted topic with as many adolescents as possible. In Aadarsh Project sexual harassment and abuse as well as the dangers of the Internet are also addressed in separate lessons, aiming at educating the girls about appropriate behaviour in such vulnerable settings and situations. The first Aadarsh lesson was given at Sheerni Boarding Home in February 2019, another was held shortly afterwards in Jodhpur Empowerment Centre, which focused more on sex education.