Rajiv Gandhi Scheme For Empowerment Of Adolescent Girls-SABLA Yojana
The term “Adolescence” literally means “to emerge” or “achieve identity”. It is a significant phase of transition from childhood to adulthood. A universally accepted definition of the concept of adolescence has not been established, but WHO has defined it in terms of age spanning between 10 to19 years. In India, the legal age of marriage is 18 years for girls and 21 years for boys. There is a high correlation between the age at marriage, fertility management and family health with education. Having regard to this and other considerations, for the purpose of this scheme, the girls in the age group between 11 to 18 years will be considered in the category of adolescent girls.
Objective of the SABLA Scheme
- Enable the Adolescent girls for self-development and empowerment.
- Improve their nutrition and health status.
- Promote awareness about health, hygiene, nutrition, adolescent reproductive and sexual health (ARSH) and family and child care.
- Upgrade home-based skills, life skills and integrate with the National Skill Development Program (NSDP) for vocational skills.
- Mainstream out of school adolescent girls into formal/non formal education.
Financial Benifit, Formal and Non Formal Education, etc.
How To Apply
Citizens can contact ICDS Offices and Anganwadi Centers (AWCs) for information and benefits.