As a Digital Media Partner Womenlines takes pleasure to share about an upcoming National Meet for launch of a noble initiative ‘Teen Coalition’ by organisation SCHOOL (Society of Community Health Oriented Operational Links), which is very passionately working on very interesting projects on the teenage group and also on the elderly group in India, with the intention to provide the best support system to them while engaging other sectors around too. CEO of SCHOOL Dr Benazir Patil is sharing in details what is the main objective behind ‘Teen Coalition’ at Womenlines-
Why does Teen Coalition exist?
Adolescence (10–19 years) is a unique and formative time. Whilst most adolescents have good mental health, multiple physical, emotional and social changes, including exposure to poverty, abuse, or violence, can make adolescents vulnerable to various challenges. Promoting psychological well-being and protecting adolescents from adverse experiences and risk factors which may impact their potential to thrive are not only critical for their well-being during adolescence, but also for their physical and mental health in adulthood.
Teen Coalition launched by SCHOOL in 2019, is the crowning association for the development of adolescents in India. We are a national membership-based initiative with both personal and organisational members representing a diverse range of groups working for the children falling in the age group of 10 to 19.
Our vision is that adolescents flourish in India; we work alongside our members to support this aspiration.
Our mission is to support people who work with adolescents and thereby enhance adolescent’s development.
SCHOOL, through the Teen Coalition works with organizations, projects and initiatives across all sectors for the development of adolescents, these include life skills; health; education; vocation and skilling; and many more. In doing so, SCHOOL creates a momentum that builds a process for progressive social change. To this end, it engages in public opinion, advocacy, and monitoring of national and international developments.
What does Teen Coalition work on?
Connect the dots
Connect the dots by fostering a nationwide movement of people and entities who work with adolescents
What this means
Create opportunities for the adolescent sector to connect nationally, regionally and digitally
Mapping those who work with adolescents in health, education, justice, social service and other sectors
Effective local, regional and national relationships across adolescent networks and people who work with adolescents.
Raise the accountability of those who work with young people
What this means
Information, resources and training widely available and accessible
Policies impacting on adolescents are based on evidence, research and best practice
Champion adolescent development
Champion adolescent development through effective leadership and a cohesive voice.
What this means
Teen Coalition and its members are recognised as an authority on adolescent development
There is a positive change in public attitudes toward adolescents and those who work with them
There is increased funding and partnerships for the cause of adolescents
National Meet for the launch of ‘Teen Coalition’ is scheduled on 26 June at India International Centre, New Delhi. To register for the meet please email at info@school4dev.
Womenlines wants to request readers to help SCHOOL in whatever possible way (financially, volunteer, supporter, partnership) to help them to deliver successful projects, which can be a real help to that section of society which is actually looking forward to a helping hand, to live a better life.
Please visit https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/teencoalition to make contributions for ‘Teen Coalition’!
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