Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health (ARSH)
Samarpan, NGO In Dehradun pioneered the Adolescent Health programme for the State of Uttarakhand under USAID and GOI RCH funding. In the year 2009 , the state of Uttrakhand decided to initiate the project, in four districts initially and later expanded to all the 13 districts of the state under the stewardship of SAMARPAN Society guide “Margdarshika” was also designed for the block implementing agencies to know the implementation process of the activities and the formats related to data.
Convergance– Convergence was successfully done with the other linked departments and with PRI members.
Samarpan Society took over the reigns of the adolescent program as the technical and nodal mother NGO for the State of Uttarakhand in the Year 2010. The role-out planning of Adolescent health activities, trainings of all the Medical ,Paramedical and Adolescent Gate Keepers was under taken by the agency with a record of more than 95% coverage, which was the highest for any State in INDIA implementing the ARSH program.
Monitoring and Evaluation – As a Nodal Agency Samarpan Society evaluated and monitored the implementation of the program on the regular basis .Arrange and coordinated review meetings with State Officials and implementing NGO working at Block level for improvising and up-scaling of the program.
Roles & Responsibilities – Capacity Building: Samarpan, NGO In Dehradun, was responsible for the capacity building of all the implementing agencies at the block level, Medical Officers, ANM, ASHA, Pharmacist, and DIET Trainers.
BCC and IEC – Developed BCC and IEC material for the ARSH program, especially developed training module for ASHA worker under ARSH program.
Some Unique Innovation
Adolescent Friendly Centres (Club): Adolescents approach : for group meetings, counseling, to attend sessions on ARSH, Educational Materials, Sports items and other recreational activities.
ARSH Helpline: Toll Free Help Line 1800–180–1200 (8 am to 8 pm) for all week days. Covering Issues on Career counseling, Sexual Health, STI/HIV, Nutrition, Scholastic Issues, Social issues. Fixed days for specific issues addressed by trained professionals.
“Swasth Kishore Awam Swasth Samaaj” based training for degree college students by Task Force.
Uni-sex PGE Kit: 5 Modules, Flip Charts, knowledge building games, models of male/female organs, Moti-Mala.
IEC Campaigning“Tyaar Ho”.