Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Under Ministry of H.R.D., Govt.of India

Adolescence, Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH)

In recent years, adolescents in the age group of 10-19 years have emerged as a distinct population group with special needs. Practically, all the national policies and programmes that have been issued in the last decade have stressed the need to address adolescence issues. More importantly, NCERT�s curriculum framework for the school education 2000 has recommended integration of adolescence related concerns and issues in the school curriculum. This emerging concern about the health and development of adolescents has prompted Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti to launch a three year pilot project for upgrading competencies of school teachers and school Staff Nurses of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas to enable them to provide life skills education and counseling to secondary school students through co-educational activities. In continuation to this pilot project, JNV Hassan hosted a five day orientation programme for teachers from 10 schools with the intention of spreading this message and its implementation.

Following activities were organized by the Master Trainers.
  • I want to know my self.
  • I want to feel good about myself.
  • I want to learn how to assert.
  • I want to learn how to deal with sexual harassment.
  • I want to learn how to analyze problem.
  • I want to know risky and safe behaviour.
  • I want to explore my values.
  • I want to learn how to make well informed decisions.
  • I want to be compassionate.
  • I want to find out how much I know about HIV/AIDS
  • I want to learn how to handle peer pressure.
  • I want to know more and more (question box)
  • Practice in Role play (counselor and Trainee)

Through Knowledge building- adolescents will be enabled to: Examine the reasons why adolescents take drugs/smoking Understanding negative consequences of substance abuse on health