SOURCE (Special interest GrOUp on adolescent Research and serviCEs)
For more than two decades, Sangath has been developing, implementing and evaluating services in the areas of adolescent and youth health. Our vision is to develop interventions that address a wide range of youth health needs (reproductive and sexual health, mental health, substance abuse, nutrition, etc.), implement these intervention packages using various modes of delivery, and evaluate their impact in the population. Through various programmes, our specialists have trained peers, teachers and lay-counsellors to enable adolescents take charge of their health. Our programmes are thoroughly evaluated by national and international experts for their efficacy and effectiveness. Ultimately, we seek to scale up what we have learned through our programmes, and address the health needs of young people throughout India. In this endeavour, our work has extended across Goa into several other states in India including Delhi and Bihar.
To improve young people’s health and wellbeing, we are currently undertaking the projects listed below.