Personality development camps for Adolescent girls: Vimukti Pothnal

Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized programs on personality development camps in the targeted villages of Manvi taluka. Our Adolescent Girls Training Program is focuses on building adolescent girls’ capacities for individual empowerment and social survival especially in patriarchal environments that do not value and respect the rights of girls and women. VCT tackles gender inequality head on to ensure that women and girls become advocates for their human rights and build their self-esteem and self-worth. The program further provides knowledge and skills that empower girls to detect and deal with children’s rights violations and provides them with critical thinking skills. Our program covers important life skills so girls gain the knowledge of their rights and confidence to demand their right to stay in school, reduce gender-based violence, and avoid early pregnancy and marriage, child marriage, child trafficking, school dropouts and to avoid all kinds of fear and superstitions beliefs, prevalent in the villages.

The main topics covered under this programmes are: Personality development, Health and hygiene, HIV/AIDS, contagious diseases, reproductive health, physical growth and mental changes, gender discrimination and Information on protection during sexual harassment. 158 adolescent girls actively participated and benefited from the camps. They also shared and discussed their adolescent problems with the resource persons and received satisfactory solutions.

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