India's adolescent population, which is around 243 million, is a significant portion of the country's total population, and the well-being and development of this group is crucial for the future of the country. Of this 120 million are girls. Ensuring access to quality education and health services for adolescents is essential to empower them and prepare them for successful transition into adulthood. Programs such as vocational training, education, and mentorship opportunities can help them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to find employment and contribute to their communities.
*National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights
A high number of adolescent girls and women face adverse conditions when it comes to access to education or good healthcare, leading to various issues in their day-to-day life. United Way Mumbai's "Project Saksham" focuses on these aspects, principally in relation to adolescent girls and women from
underprivileged groups, to improve their chances for a better future. The programme is being implemented at a
shelter home for women and comprises 3 key components.