Educately

Educately is Population Foundation of India’s digital resource for information pertaining to adolescent health and wellbeing. The portal aims to provide accurate, age-appropriate and culturally relevant information to positively impact the lives of adolescents. 

Educately aims to reach adolescents and all those who play a critical role in their lives, such as parents, educators, community members, policymakers and so on. They are all in a position to help adolescents navigate issues faced by them during their transition to adulthood—such as physical growth, emotional wellbeing, mental health, relationships, among others.  

The online portal will soon offer courses on mental health, for both professionals and adolescents themselves. 

WHAT DOES EDUCATELY OFFER?

  • An online teacher-training programme, ARSH for You, which enables teachers to understand various aspects of adolescent health and well-being.
  • Curated resources for educators and adolescents on different aspects of ARSH (Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health)

ARSH for You  

Population Foundation of India’s work with young people emphasises strengthening the role of educators in providing age-appropriate information on Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) to students. Educators are influential and well-positioned in students’ lives to help them navigate their transition to adulthood and sexual and reproductive health. Training educators in ARSH will help create an enabling environment for health and wellbeing education in India. This will shape children’s attitudes and behaviours across generations. 

 

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“ARSH for You” is an online teacher-training programme hosted on Educately.org. The training programme is designed to equip teachers with relevant information on different aspects of adolescent health and well-being and to help them interact with students in a sensitive, effective and empathetic manner.  

Each participant earns a shareable certificate instantly online upon successfully completing the programme. 

“ARSH for You” follows a rights-based approach outlined in the UNESCO Guidelines (2018) and the IPPF Framework (2010) for Comprehensive Sexuality Education. 

Programme Updates  

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  • The Educately portal has crossed 150,000 visits, 4,000 enrolments and 700 completions till 31 December 2021 for the “ARSH for You” programme since its launch on 18 August 2020.
  • The proposal to pilot “ARSH for You” in five districts of UP (Barabanki, Sitapur, Prayagraj, Bahraich and Maharajganj) has been approved by National Health Mission (UP). The pilot will cover 4,250 schools and 8,500 Health and Wellness Ambassadors across the five pilot districts.   
  • Population Foundation of India conducted a pilot in the Jehanabad district, Bihar, in partnership with the Department of Education, Government of Bihar, with 956 teachers covering 163 schools. The pilot had a completion rate of 55%, with over 500 teachers successfully completing the programme within four weeks of enrolment. After the successful pilot in Jehanabad, the state’s department of education has accepted our proposal to scale up the programme across all 38 districts.
  • Proposal to pilot ARSH for You in three districts of Manipur—Chandel, East Imphal and West Imphal has been accepted by the Education Department, Manipur.  
  • In partnership with the HCL Academy, the ARSH for You programme was integrated on the HCL Foundation Academy Platform and went live in August 2021.   

 

 

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