Can Youth conducts advocacy programme in Peren
Dimapur, Feb. 5 (EMN): Can Youth organised an awareness and advocacy programme on “Right to education, right to health (drug abuse, mental health and menstrual hygiene) skill building and leadership’ on Feb. 4 at Mhainamtsi village in Peren district.
The advocacy programme was followed by formation of Adolescent Girls Club under Can Youth’s initiative project ‘Development4Adolescent’ and supported by Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies (RNP), an update stated.
Jenpu Rongmei, founder and chief functionary of Can Youth, shared about the thematic areas of Can Youth and stressed on why proper guidance is important during the adolescent stage.
During a short meeting with the village leaders, a Child/Adolescent Support Committee (CASC) was formed, which will play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and safety of children and adolescents. The committee was formed to address issues relating to child and adolescent development
During the session with the adolescent girls, Mary Konyak, project coordinator of Can Youth, encouraged the adolescent girls to learn and know about the menstrual cycle, mental health and how it is important for their health.
She also explained about the formation and guidelines for Adolescent Girls Club, and about the various activities relating to leadership, menstrual hygiene, mental health, Right to Education and substance abuse, workshops, adolescent fest and adolescent retreats, which will be conducted once the club is formed.
After the awareness and advocacy, two adolescent groups were formed.
“Can Youth is also looking forward to initiate more adolescent clubs with other communities covering more villages in Peren district. At present Can Youth has more than 10 adolescent clubs in Dimapur and Chümoukedima districts.