Community Development

Yuva Shakti- Empowering the Youth & Adolescents (2005-06)
: “Stimulating Action for Development & Empowerment of Adolescents Focus on Economically & Socially Neglected/backward sections in Uttaranchal”.
: Dist. Dehradun, Dist. Haridwar, Dist.U.S.Nagar, Uttaranchal
Supported by
: Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India.
: To address major concerns of the adolescents, to guide them to gain positive mental health; to enable them to make realistic choices; and above all, to develop the personality of the adolescents.
Key Activities
(I) “Out Reach” programmes in schools have been organised at the district level. These programmes have combined both career guidance and psychological counselling. These were organised in cooperation and consultation with the educational institutions for children in the 9th to 12th classes.
(II) Counselling and Career Guidance Centres have been set up at the district level in the three identified districts, for both school going and out of school adolescents. They catered to 150 adolescents per month. In three districts covered, under the project appox. 23 schools have been covered under the “School outreach counselling programme”.

Districts No. of  schools No.of students in outreach Counselling in schools No. of students in centre Total
Dehradun 10 2403 1587 3990
Haridwar 7 2368 1569 3937
U.S.Nagar 6 2232 1979 4211

Project Partners
Technical assistance and guidance sought from psychological experts and academicians from the university to take sessions in the Counselling center & in the schools. In Haridwar, Dept. of Psychology, Dev Sanskriti Vidyalaya, in Dehradun, Dept. of Psychology, M.K.P college in U.S.Nagar, Dept. of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Home Science, G. B. Pant University of Agri. & Technology, Pant Nagar


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