OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Profile

Recent contributions

(3)

Contribution list

Teams

(3) View all

Recent comments

(3) View all

OpenIDEO Ashley Tillman Eliziane Dorneles Siqueira Update on our SRH program- Through a network of grassroot leaders we have reached out to 700 girls and women in 6 field centres covering 40 villages so far. The next phase would involve creating village specific leaders to facilitate monthly workshops and discussion for a sustained impact along with the digitized curriculum dissemination for self paced learning. The gils and women have given substantial feedback on the areas where they would want to have more information and understanding and our digitized curriculum would be designed accordingly.

OpenIDEO Thank You experts to have a deep critical analysis of our approach. This truly helped us in refining our idea and coming up with a structured implementation strategy. We have tried to add all the responses in our contribution above but would provide key points here
(i) We understand and recognize that peer to peer mode of knowledge dissemination might run into a chance of compromised quality. Hence we have restructured our model to have trained peer to peer educators: they would be someone who would have been part of the workshops by master trainers but also would have to come for training and evaluation at our head center before being recognized as trained peer educator.
Working with these communities and adolescents girls for more than a decade now, we have very clearly realized that working with only adolescents girls can't bring long term transformation in these communities. Girls have repeatedly requested us in helping them in convincing their parents and communities. One to one convincing doesn't help and this is because of these issues we have thoughtfully changed our strategy to include women and at a later stage of implementation boys and men and important and influential members of the community- religious leaders, elected members and village committee. Based on the ground realities there will be separate workshops with girls and with women and once we they have reached the same level of sensitivity, we would be conducting workshops together which would promote interactions and discussions and opinions exchange.
The digital curriculum is designed in order to provide them with self learning tools through story telling, simulation games to help understand complex concepts and self evaluation and knowledge retention games. The sample of the digital curriculum has been attached in the contribution. The impact will be evaluated by having baseline data on many factors such as adoption of contraception, number of child marriages, number of gynecological issues reported and treated, availability of reproductive health services, gender violence, girls continuing education after menstruation and going for higher education and the numbers will be evaluated after 1 year and 2 years. This will provide quantitative data on whether our continual engagement intervention would have led to change in attitude of community on SRHR and its related issues.
Community led discussion is one of the key strategy we have been following for our various initiatives.Because of the sensitiveness of the topic and conservative background of some of these communities, we would approach through games on understanding stereotypes, street plays on rights of women specifically related to sexual and reproductive health, contraception and its advantages and puppet shows on evils of child marriage, domestic violence and then would open up community level discussions.

Kevin Gibbons Thank you again for your support. We got in touch with the contact and will meet soon to discuss further.