Manjari Corner
Manjari wins HDFC Bank CSR Excellence Award in 'Natural resource management' category. Goat Farmers Training conducted at Jara and Dangdiroli (Seondha) with KVK scientists. Pulse processing unit inaugurated in Madavra Lalitpur in the presence of SDM Chandra Bhushan. New Production house inaugurated in Nurabad, Muraina (MP), in collaboration with JK Tyres. Insightful interactions between members of Bindi International and our production sakhis during recent field visit to Badabanda & Kankarda Village (Baran) Community Awareness Camp organized in 8 new villages in association with UN Women under 'Build Back Better' project. Manjari wins the 'Excellence in CSR and sustainability award for women empowerment, at the 10th National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards. Training and animal feed distribution program organized at the Manjari office in Sarmathura, for 100 scheduled tribe goat farmers.

Youth development

Unleash Potential Of Youth So That They Can Contribute As
Active Citizens Of The Society

In India, Rajasthan ranks third in the prevalence of child marriage. This practice drives early childbearing, dropping out of school, sexual exploitation, and domestic violence. Furthermore, the State also has the third highest adolescent fertility rate in the country. Besides the taboo & patriarchy which persist in society, Illiteracy, unawareness, and unemployability are the major causes of this problem.

Considering this, Manjari Foundation’s Udaan Project in partnership with CIFF (Children Investment Fund Foundation), IPE Global, and The YP Foundation, is working on designing an intervention, using the Human-Centred design approach, which will enable unmarried adolescents in Rajasthan to identify sexual and reproductive health issues, prevent risky behaviors, and seek help to improve their sexual and reproductive health.

Improving the knowledge, attitudes & behavior of girls & the community around sexual and reproductive health is one of our main strategies. To implement this strategy, we collaborate with Govt. Schools of block Bari conduct different sessions with the adolescent girls and boys of standard 9th to 12th.

We work to ensure that all adolescents and young people receive accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights including gender, contraception, consent etc.

We advocate for comprehensive sexual education to enable girls and boys to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, and ability to make free and informed choices about relationships and sexuality and to challenge discriminatory attitudes and gender norms.

Employability

Manjari Foundation focuses on improving the employability of youth from rural areas and underprivileged sections of society who do not have access to modern facilities and resources. Our youth development programmes therefore aim at identifying unemployed youths primarily from SHG families, who are eager to earn a better living but do not know how to start. With partnerships with some renowned organizations and institutions, these youths get quality training and become self-sufficient & self-reliant. We facilitate their access to career counseling, job-oriented training, and placement.

Our Co-designed Curriculum

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Gender-Based Violence

We orient the youth on Sex and Sexuality, gender equality, stereotypes, and belief, various types of gender-based violence, its effects on adolescents, and how to reduce the risk of gender-based violence and the possible ways to overcome it.

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Nutrition

We provide knowledge on the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet in adolescent age and pregnancy, the food pyramid, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, etc., so that youth can adopt healthy practices for better growth.

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Non Communicable Diseases

We orient youth on the types of NCDs i.e. cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, hypoglycemia, cancer, etc., some reasons, facts, and misconceptions related to these diseases, healthy lifestyles to avoid the NCDs, various tests and reports to diagnose, and various govt. Schemes to support the patient.

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Masculinity

This covers what is masculinity and its adverse impact on adolescents covers which includes no sharing of feelings by boys which leads to pressure and fear etc. Which affects their personal and professional life.

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Mental Health

We orient youth about the importance of mental health in adolescent age, identifying mental health issues i.e. exam pressure, anxiety, fear of the unknown, change in body language, depression, excessive use of technology, etc.

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Substance Misuse

We orient youth about the possible reasons for being addicted to toxic substances i.e. for being stylish and cool, for coming out of depression and mental health issues, broken relationships, fear, anxiety, etc., various misconceptions and facts on substance misuse, various laws, helpline, institutions and counseling support by the govt.

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Reduce Discrimination

There are three themes we cover, puberty & associated changes, menstrual hygiene, personal & genital hygiene, RTIS/STIS & HIV, conception & contraception, the right age for marriage, and maternal health care.

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Creating Safe Space

We are striving for creating a safe space and develop life skills as well. We have devised a sports-led methodology that aims to build the capacities and confidence of youths especially young girls and women across

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Effective Communication

We orient youth about the importance of effective communication, various ways of effective communication be it with the parents, partners, friends, teachers, etc., and the implications of not putting their thoughts and grievances effectively.

Developing Life Skills

We have devised a sports-led approach to developing life skills, that aims to build the capacities and confidence of youth, especially young girls and women. Using games & activities like Kabaddi, we encourage young people, especially girls, to break the stereotype, open up and express themselves on issues relating to gender taboos, patriarchy, and sexual and reproductive health.

We also trained them on various life skills theoretical and practical aspects. These all activities contributed to life skill development and nurturing, and inspire young lives to become sensitive and responsible citizens.

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'Manjari’ literally translates to “seed of Tulsi”, a sacred Indian plant. When women mobilise themselves to form institutions, they are empowered to sow their own ‘seeds of change’.