One of the main activities of the Adolescent Project in Arain-Sarwar was the long and short duration residential training camps for adolescent boys and girls.
Prerna Kendras (PK) were started to provide continuing education to adolescents, especially in villages, where adolescents had participated in large numbers in the camps organized by the project.
Formation of women's groups was viewed as an entry strategy into new villages and also as a mechanism for encouraging families to send their non-school going children to the residential camps.
Life skills training camps were organized since the beginning of the project. The participants were drawn from among school-going children and adolescents who had dropped out.
Pandies' Theatre, a Delhi-based activist theatre group, has been training marginalized children to create theatre that articulates their perspective on their problems.
The work with school systems has been an intrinsic part of the adolescent project in Sarwar. Focussed work on with schools began in September 2009 in 7 schools of the project area.
The micro planning process adopted from Doosra Dashak combined the monitoring of participants, reviewing the project outcomes and planning for the future.
Since the project was challenging and required developing an understanding on a range of issues impacting adolescent lives.
Development initiatives even though small in scale can serve as a valuable reference points.
Ajmer Adult Education Association
Kanta Marwah Bhawan,
Vidyut Marg, Shastri Nagar Extention, AJMER 305006