Kishor Varta through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS)
ADOLESENT CONVERSATION/KISHOR VARTA
KISHOR VARTA is an innovative approach for leveraging technology through using digital device mobile phone to reach out adolescents students in schools and communities. CHSJ has developed a series of audio-video stories around issues of body literacy, sexuality, gender discrimination, masculinity, menstruation, night ejaculation, girl’s mobility consent and age at marriage etc. One can get connected with these audio stories through a basic mobile phone by dialing toll free number. The stories have been developed based on prevailing ideas and myths around gender issues emerged in baseline survey in rural areas of Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
Kishore Varta Programme succeeded in winning 2016 Mobile For Good Award in ‘Women Empowerment and Inclusive development’ category facilitated by NASSCOM and supported by Vodafone Foundation.
Objective: Providing an innovative digital platform and link it to face to face activities among the rural community of Bundi district in order to raise issues of gender based violence and adolescent SRHR among young men, adolescents and boys.
Project Partner: CHSJ is implementing Kishore Varta programme with local partner Manjari Sansthan.
Project Area: 30 villages and 15 senior secondary schools in Nainwa block of Bundi district in Rajasthan.
Kishore Varta Products: 48 audio drama Hindi stories, Toll Free Phone Number, Kishor Varta Fact book with original illustrations on YouTube.
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