Collectivization For Adolescents

The Adolescents Friendly Ward (AFW) project aims to make cities better places for children and youth to live, learn and play in the context of an alarming impact of rapid urbanisation on children.

Recognizing this critical issue, UNICEF and TF, with its commitment to being a child protection NGO, are collaborating to implement AFW project in five selected wards of Kolkata in alignment with UNCRC. This project looks at adolescent issues specifically and holistically involving all the relevant stakeholders and by mobilising the existing mechanisms at the ward level.The focus of the AFW project is to empower adolescents and communities in seeking information, accessing services and encouraging decision making.

The objectives of the AFW project include:

  • Life skill training for in and out-of-school adolescents.
  • Skill, capacity, aptitude and aspiration mapping for out-of-school adolescents and youths to create appropriate linkage to safe and non-exploitative occupations.
  • Conducting social campaigns, developing and printing of IEC [Information, Education and Communication] materials on child protection issues such as violence against children, early marriage, child abuse laws, policies and government redressal mechanisms.
  • State level advocacy meeting.