This is a documentation of key learnings and impact from DAC’s 3 year journey as a collaborative, which began in 2017. India’s adolescents (between the ages of 10 to 19) comprise the world’s largest group of young people. If properly invested in, this group has the potential to change the economic course of the country and shake deeply rooted social norms across generations
With the world’s largest youth population, and a
disproportionately high burden of the SDGs,
improving SDG indicators for adolescents in India
will be critical to improving them for the world.
Despite being a high-potential population,
adolescents are also extremely vulnerable.
Addressing their wellbeing and needs requires a
collaborative, multi-level approach including a
variety of actors.
or INR 26Cr disbursed to 4 non-profit organizations across 3 states
adolescents reached directly through these programs
replicable program components identified and shared with state governments
Provided deep capacity building support to 5 government departments across 3 state governments and 10 districts.
government front line workers trained & worked with 1624 officials to generate awareness of 10to19’s programs.
strategically placed senior level government officials converted to champion adolescent causes
Raised from over 34 funders for the adolescent sector
Amplified adolescent voices and perspectives, reaching
people across initiatives and platforms. Also reached readership of 651 M people through media mentions and media sensitization efforts
Established learning network of
Organizations participating in regular learning, data and insights cross-sharing
4 Implementing Partners
network of 282 NGOs
states and the center &
Experts and Strategic Advisors
to the Collaborative to successfully operationalize the other three pathways
Having made significant progress in our first phase of implementation, 10to19 recognized the need for necessary evolutions to our model to continue to transform the lives of adolescents in the next phase of our journey.
In August of 2020, we kicked off a strategic review and future planning exercise for the Collaborative- documenting our progress, assessing what went well and what are key areas of improvement and future focus. We are now beginning to put in place plans and goals for the next 5 years.
The next phase of 10to19 will see sharper strategic priorities, a more fleshed out operating plan and an evolved implementation model to meet the changing needs of young people and the field, while optimizing the current project portfolio.
We hope to carry forth our momentum and unique role towards better articulate our differentiated role in building up the field of adolescent health and wellbeing into a more mature and sustainable sector