Transforming Adolescent Lives through a Bold and Collaborative Solution

The 10to19 Adolescents Collaborative works to address the scale and breadth of issues facing adolescents. Bringing together civil society organizations, experts, funders and the government to ensure that adolescents are safe, healthy, educated and empowered to make positive life choices as they transition into adulthood

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Webinars & Events

peer education models

The 10to19 Dasra Adolescent Community effective platform to share discuss exchange amplify

each partner’s contributions and work synergistically together to create real and sustainable change.

WORKING TOGETHER TO PRIORITIZE ADOLESCENTS

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Webinars & Events

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Campaigns & Initiatives

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Thought Leadership

Glimpses from the 10to19 Community

WEBINARS & EVENTS​

Connect | Share | Engage

Our webinars and events serve as a platform for civil society organizations, government, funders, experts, gatekeepers, community members to connect in real-time and interact openly on issues that impact adolescents. Sharing on-ground experiences, data and insights, we hope, enables the sector to improve their understanding, create best practices and work collectively to adopt and implement innovative and scalable programs 

Digital Inclusion Workshop 

18 September, 2020

A closed-door workshop to map India’s digital ecosystem, explore current processes of adopting and implementing digital interventions and discuss ways to bridge the gap that has widened because of the pandemic.

Peer Education Models

7 October, 2020

A multi-stakeholder panel will share their perspectives on how India can leverage peer education models to enhance learning programs in the country

Closing Event for the Youth Champions

10 October, 2020

After successfully completing a two-month long campaign to lower stigma & discrimination during Covid-19, Youth Champions and other stakeholders come together to celebrate a journey that garnered a 500,000+ digital footprint

Lost in Lockdown Report Webinar for Funders

14 October, 2020

Share findings from 111 organizations across key areas impacting adolescents. Experts will address long-term impacts that the pandemic is likely to have on young people, and discuss emerging, at-scale solutions and the importance of gathering data

Campaigns & Initiatives

Amplify | Mobilize | Collectivize

Adolescents are at the center of everything we do. We believe that for young people to reach their full potential, it is imperative that they are aware of their rights, can raise their issues, can share their stories, and are empowered to make informed and positive life choices. 

#TogetherAgainstCOVID19 #YuvaChampion

64 Youth Champions from 6 states are leading a digital advocacy campaign in their communities to reduce stigma and discrimination against frontline workers, Covid-19 patients and their families. 

#AbMeriBaari

Ab Meri Baari

nation-wide campaign that amplifies adolescent voices by training Girl Champions to evaluate access to sexual and reproductive health services, advocate for their rights, delay age of first pregnancy and mobilize their peers and communities to build accountability from ground up.

OUR previous CAMPAIGNS

Thought Leadership

Read | Learn | Contribute

Our reports and articles are ways we hope to inspire people into action, turn ideas into reality and share ways to replicate success. The Collaborative emphasizes the importance of data collection and documentation. It shares insights and learnings with the sector to encourage a greater understanding of the breadth of issues and leverage the findings to create relevant and practical solutions for the community.

sep 2020

LOST IN LOCKDOWN: Chronicling the Impact of COVID-19 on India’s Adolescents ​

june 2020

Disseminated stress test to its partners to assess the impact of the pandemic on their organizations

sep 2020

How to be a COVID-19 Youth Champion- Youth Advocacy Toolkit

Articles & Media

May 8, 2020

How India can take care of its marginalized adolescents during the covid crisis

May 7, 2020

Adolescents from vulnerable communities write poems to share their thoughts during Covid-19

Shining the Spotlight

We are Proud of our Partners and Adolescent Community

Our partners are critical to building this national network of community members. Their unwavering support to collaborative action makes it possible for us to envision a transformed future where millions of adolescents live with dignity and equity.

Priyanka Murmu (Samanpur villlage, Jharkhand) is studying in class XII and is a Peer Educator of an adolescent group. She is a budding artist and has created artworks with a social message

Priyanka is a trained Girl Champion. She actively participated in and led  the Ab Meri Baari campaign in Saraikela district and presented their charter of demands before the District Administration. She is deeply concerned with the status of girls in her community and has advocated their issues to other village level institutions like VLCPC and SMC. She strongly believes that girls should be provided equal opportunities and has raised demands for access to quality education, health services and livelihood opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. She has also taken a lead role in addressing menstrual hygiene practices, and spreading awareness and sensitizing her community about the negative impact of child marriage and early age of pregnancies.

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Table 1

The policy gap(s) addressed by the program

The exclusion of young people in the decision-making process for policy issues surrounding adolescents

Community need(s) addressed by the program

Greater awareness and understanding of adolescent issues regarding their education, sexual and reproductive health, and early marriage

Opportunity for innovation addressed by the program

The opportunity to bring and work together with critical stakeholders on a single platform

Table 2

Day-to-day program activities

Stakeholder management, vendor management

Periodic program activities

Monitoring, Reporting, Training of Personnel

One-off program activities

Government advocacy, designing campaigns

Tools/frameworks/systems & processes/ways of working from the program

Systems Change Framework

Table 3

Program practices

Is the practice impactful? If yes, list down why?

Is the practice sustainable? If yes, list down why?   

Is the practice scalable? If yes, list down why?  

Is the practice innovative and/or unique? If yes, list down why?  

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers

Yes, as it allows young people to directly engage with decision makers and contribute to the decision-making process

Yes, as it equips young people with leadership skills. It is also cost effective due to the long-term gains it offers upon initial investment

Yes, as such training modules can be replicated across multiple initiatives by other practitioners & organizations. In addition, trained young people can also train other young people

Yes, as it follows an approach which centers its design and delivery around young people, in an end-to-end manner

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Table 4

Promising Practice

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers to: (i) create a platform for youth to exercise their agency (ii) effectively engage decision makers

Source

  • Verbal evidence from community
  • Verbal feedback from on-ground team members
  • Project report & surveys

Details

Community feedback of adolescents feeling confident, understood, and acknowledge

On-ground team feedback on creation of government champions for the project’s objectives

Project report and surveys observe greater youth involvement and efficacy in engaging directly with decision maker

Table 5

RECOMMENDATIONS

Promising Practice

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers to: (i) create a platform for youth to exercise their agency (ii) effectively engage decision makers

The demographic it addresses

Adolescents from the age of 10 to 19 years

The gap/ need/ opportunity it addresses

The exclusion of adolescents and young people in the decision-making process for policy issues regarding adolescents and young people

Govt stakeholders

Holding consultations with critical stakeholders and young people from the inception of a program

Funders

Taking inputs from all stakeholders and young people before initiating a new project to ensure a deeper visibility and understanding of their demographic and its needs

Other Practitioners

Engaging young people in decision-making processes to adopt a more collaborative approach between stakeholders and young people

Community Stakeholders

Undertaking youth-led social audits and engagement with decision makers to engage directly with young people, understand their needs & concerns and influence change at the community level

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Objective Review

Outcome

Promising Practices and recommendations ratified by at least one member/ partner organization/ community/ MEL partners outside of ‘the team’

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Objective Review

Objective

To validate the final promising practice and recommendation(s) by at least one person/ partner organization/ community/ MEL partners outside of the team.

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Document

Outcome

2-3 promising practices documenting:

 

  • What gap/need is addressed
  • How it is addressed and the change that is created
  • The potential for replicating along with recommendations for implementing

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Document

Objective

To document the promising practices in a detailed manner

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Develop into a recommendation

Outcome

Well-articulated recommendation(s) addressing:

 

  • Demographic to cater to
  • Gaps/needs/opportunities addressed by the practice
  • The change brought in by implementing such a practice

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DEVELOP INTO A RECOMMENDATION

Objective

To construct a recommendation in a brief, specific and clear-cut format which would assist other initiatives in implementing the same

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CALIBRATE & SUBSTANTIATE

Outcome

Obtaining qualitative and/or quantitative data to assess the promise of the shortlisted practices according to the five guiding factors

Arriving at first list of promising practices

2

CALIBRATE & SUBSTANTIATE

Objective

To substantiate the shortlisted practices by collating gathered data in the form of:

 

  • Feedback from the community
  • Verbal accounts of the ground team
  • Documentation reports
  • Other valuable data

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List & Shortlist

Outcome

Identifying:

  • Policy gaps
  • Community needs
  • Opportunities for innovation and other aspects that the program is addressing.

    Creating a list of program practices that are working on-ground in bridging gaps/needs/opportunities.

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List & Shortlist

Objective

To identify gaps/needs/opportunities and to shortlist program practices that are impactful, sustainable, scalable, innovative and/or unique.