In 2018 we started work with married girls and adolescent mothers – a group that is hard to reach, marginalized, and at higher risk of violence and health complications from early pregnancy and childbirth. We delivered workshops with Female Community Health Volunteers that included health, safety, family planning, mental well being, financial literacy, negotiation and communication skills.
Enrollment rates of girl students are the lowest of any region in Nepal at primary and secondary levels, as are the net attendance rates of girls in primary education. Girls’ high dropout rates result in limited access to information and peer support networks – a major barrier to psycho-socially healthy and safe lives.In 2019 we worked with 100 adolescent mothers in Sindhupalchowk. Since 2020, we have expanded our program in Kavre too and have worked with over 250 married girls and adolescent mothers.