Over the past decade, Sangath’s research on youth health has thrown up interesting facets of the issues surrounding some of the most exciting and challenging phases of life. Through various programmes, our researchers have trained peers, teachers and lay people to help adolescents find solutions to problems.
Our work has extended across Goa and to several other states in India. Our vision is to develop an integrated package of interventions which addresses a wide range of health needs (for example, reproductive and sexual health, mental health, substance abuse and nutrition), implement these packages using various modes of delivery, and evaluate the impact on youth health.
Ultimately, we seek to scale up what we have learned through our programmes to address the health needs of youth in schools throughout Goa and India.