Psycho-Social Services to Adolescent Girls


The Programme was initiated in 163 selected schools under KishoriSaskthiYojana Scheme in the year 2008-09. In the year 2009-10, under the State Plan Scheme Psycho Social Service, the programme was extended to 251 schools and from the year 2010-11 onwards the programme has been covering 807 schools. A proposal for starting new 205 schools is under consideration of Government. It is proposed to extent this service to more schools in 2017-18.

Objective

A qualified lady counselor is engaged in selected schools on a monthly honorarium of Rs. 12500/- per month for providing counseling guidance support to adolescent girls and there activities are. 1. Providing counselling to girl student studying in the schools. 2. Conducting Summer classes. 3. Parental education. 4. Health check up and related activities were also implemented in co-ordination with other departments such as Health Education and Local Self Government Institutions. These councilors are being paid TA to attend monitoring committee meetings for counseling mothers and adolescent girls club in Anganwadies. Apart from the above outlay is provided to meet the repair and rehabilitation of Sanitary napkin vending machine, cost of napkin, Government share of cost of napkin, honorarium and TA to councilors, infrastructure facilities to new counseling centers.

Target Group

Adolescence