Dimapur, November 22: Can Youth’s Development 4 Adolescent project formed an Adolescent Rights Support Group (ARGS) at Darogajan village with community leaders on November 21. The meeting was attended by community leaders including GBs, village councils, women’s associations, youth leaders and adolescent club members.
The session was headed by Sentiwati, project coordinator where he briefly explained the guidelines for Adolescent Rights Support Group (ARSG). The main purpose of adolescents support group is to promote child rights, enhancing quality education, ensure safety on health, promote psychological well being, building leadership skill and to oversee the functioning of adolescents by preventing drop-out, substance use, child labour, early pregnancy, engage in risk taking behavior and anti-social activities as they are highly vulnerable to it. This group is also to provide platform and opportunities especially focusing on the drop-outs and ensure guidance and support to the needy.
The committee was formed consisting of 8 members from representatives of community leaders – Gaun Bura, one village council member, 2 from Darogajan women’s association, 2 from Darogajan youth association and 2 from Darogajan adolescent club. (Page News Service)