“RUPANTARAN”: Empowering Adolescent to Contribute to Ending Harmful Social Norms Such as Child Marriage.

Focus Area          : 5 Districts 
Donor                  : UNICEF

The ADAP program engages with out of school adolescent girls from disadvantaged groups by imparting an intensive training on social and financial life-skills in Dhanusha, Saptari, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa districts in the Eastern Terai. The package covers fifteen modules relevant to adolescents. A core group of community change agents are trained who then roll out the training in their respective communities and GATE centers.

The program focuses on advocacy to mainstream local planning of the government. The program has also been extended to Bara and Parsa. The implementation of Rupantaran in these two districts is through Community Learning Center ( CLC ) .