Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls & Young Women
The Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for IDA credit of $63 million for the Tejaswini Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project. It is World Bank’s first project in India solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged between 14 and 24 to complete their secondary level education and provide relevant skills for job market.
The development objective of Tejaswini, for Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project in India is to improve completion of market-driven skills training and secondary education for adolescent girls and young women in select districts of Jharkhand.
तेजस्विनी के विकास के उद्देश्य, किशोर लड़कियों और युवा महिलाओं की सामाजिक आर्थिक सशक्तिकरण के लिए (AGYW) भारत में परियोजना बाजार संचालित कौशल प्रशिक्षण और किशोरियों और झारखंड के चुनिंदा जिलों में युवा महिलाओं के लिए माध्यमिक शिक्षा के पूरा होने में सुधार है।
This projects consists of three components: 1) The first component, Expanding Social, Educational, and Economic Opportunities, aims to support adolescent girls and young women of fifteen districts in Jharkhand to achieve greater social, educational, and economic empowerment.
It has two sub components as follows:
(i) Community-level Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women
(ii) Institution-level Interventions for Completion of Vocational Skills Training and Education.
2) The second component, Intensive Service Delivery, will pilot and evaluate more intensive community-level service delivery models in two districts focused on increasing adolescent girls and young women’s access to educational interventions, training, and employment opportunities.
It has two subcomponents as follows:
(i) Enhanced Last Mile Service Delivery
(ii) Enhanced Outreach to Hard-to-reach Populations.
3) The third component, State Capacity Building and Implementation Support, aims to support strengthening of institutional capacity and outreach of the Department of Women and Child Development and Social Security (DWCDSS) and the Jharkhand Women Development Society (JWDS) to enable effective and efficient delivery of services for AGYW in the state.
It has two sub components as folows:
(i) Strengthening Systems and Convergence
(ii) Project Implementation Support
- Project It seeks to empower adolescent girls with basic life skills to acquire market driven skill training or completion of secondary education, depending on the inclination of the beneficiary.
- Its three main components are Expanding social, educational and economic opportunities: Support AGYW to achieve greater social, educational, and economic empowerment at community level and institutional level.
- Intensive service delivery: It will evaluate more intensive community-level service delivery models focused on increasing AGYW’s access to educational interventions, training and employment opportunities
- State capacity-building and implementation support: It aims to support strengthening of institutional capacity and outreach of concerned government agencies to enable effective and efficient delivery of services for AGYW in the state.
- Life skills education includes four core elements: (i) Resilience and soft skills (ii) Rights and protections (iii) Health and nutrition. (iv) Financial literacy. The project is being delivered in 17 Districts of Jharkhand. About 680,000 adolescent girls and young women in these districts are expected to benefit from the program.