TARANG – Inroads to Adolescent Development
The TARANG program aims to equip students in grade IX and XI of secondary schools in Bihar with information and skills for improved health, including Reproductive Health (RH). The project is implemented by Centre for Catalyzing Change in partnership with Department of Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of Bihar (GoB) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). While the primary target comprises of students, TARANG is designed to additionally reach out to school teachers, principals, education officers, parents, policy makers, media and civil society. TARANG seeks to not only empower and inform adolescents about health issues, but also build an enabling environment for them in schools, at home and in community settings in order to help them achieve their full potential.
The program follows a co-curricular activity-based learning approach that enables young people to respond to real-life situations more effectively. It uses a school-based transaction methodology where trained school teachers deliver the curriculum. TARANG has so far reached out to over 3,00,000 adolescent boys and girls across 809 schools through its cadre of 1600 Nodal Teachers, 114 Master Trainers in 9 districts of the Bihar.