Field intervention: The implementation of programs in the field and working with communities has been one of the strengths of the organization.. The emphasis in the field interventions is on providing information on adolescent health issues (growth and development, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/ AIDS), personality development, entrepreneurship development, education, empowerment of women and young people and formation of self help groups and community based organizations and education of marginalized and deprived children especially girls and mainstreaming them to public education system.
EFRAH has always considered children and young people as an integral part of all its programme and youth participation as being vital to the success of the programme. Addressing the needs of ‘out of school’ children (especially girls) is a major challenge faced by the government and development agencies. EFRAH has designed certain innovative strategies to address this ‘difficult to reach’ and yet ‘vulnerable’ population and the efforts in this direction have been widely appreciated. Various platforms have been created to provide an opportunity to children and adolescent girls to enter into the mainstream of development.
Adolescent Awareness Groups (AAG) of young adolescent girls, Self Help groups of women, Basti Education Committees (BEC) comprising of young women as its members established in the intervention areas have provided access to information and a common ground for interaction and sharing of information. The ‘Peer educator approach’ by way of AAG has been instrumental