Tejaswini Project – Adolescent girls and young women empowerment programme
Tejaswini Project : What is it?
- Jharkhand government has launched ‘Tejaswini Project’ to provide skill training to girls of the state.
- Tejaswini project will support adolescent girls and young women, ages 14-24, to complete their secondary level education and acquire relevant skills for the job market.
- The project will support market-driven skills training and secondary education as well as broader socio-economic empowerment for adolescent girls and young women.
- It will be implemented in 17 select districts of Jharkhand, is expected to benefit about 680,000 adolescent girls and young women.
- The closing date for the project is June 30, 2021.
- The government has started Tejaswini Project in 17 districts such as Ramgarh, Khunti, Purvi Singhbhum, Saraikela-Kharsawan, Simdega, Lohardaga, Latehar, Palamau, Chatra, Koderma, Deoghar, Jamatara, Godda, Pakur, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Dumka.
Tejaswini Project : World Bank funding
- The World Bank will provide $63 million loan to India to empower 6.8 lakh adolescent girls in Jharkhand under the ‘Tejaswini’ project.
- A Financing Agreement for International Development Association (IDA) credit of USD 63 million (equivalent) for the Tejaswini Project was signed.
- Tejaswini project is the first world bank project in India that is solely focused on the welfare of adolescent girls and young women.
Tejaswini Project : 3 Components of the project
- Expanding Social, Educational, and Economic Opportunities, aims to support adolescent girls and young women of selected districts in Jharkhand to achieve greater social, educational, and economic empowerment.
- Community-level Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women; and
- Institution-level Interventions for Completion of Vocational Skills Training and Education.
- Intensive Service Delivery, will pilot and evaluate more intensive community-level service delivery models in two districts focused on increasing adolescent girls and young women’s access to educational interventions, training, and employment opportunities.
- Enhanced Last Mile Service Delivery; and
- Enhanced Outreach to Hard-to-reach Populations.
- State Capacity Building and Implementation Support, aims to support strengthening of institutional capacity and outreach of the Department of Women and Child Development and Social Security (DWCDSS) and the Jharkhand Women Development Society (JWDS) to enable effective and efficient delivery of services for AGYW in the state.
- Strengthening Systems and Convergence; and
- Project Implementation Support.