Agastya Sinha


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With adolescents comprising 21% of the total population, India is home to the largest adolescent population in the world. According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-2020, (NFHS 5), districts with a high proportion of the young population are lagging behind on many indicators (e.g., child marriage, teenage pregnancy, contraceptive use, maternal health). Wide-ranging issues such as nutritional deficiencies, reproductive health problems, sexually transmitted infections, and mental and physical stress-related problems are faced by this age group. About 43% of girls drop out before completing secondary education due to the onset of puberty, household responsibilities, early marriage, child labor, distance to school, and/or lack of sanitation facilities at the school. Providing adolescents and young people with life skills, making youth-friendly health services accessible to them, and giving them the agency to fight for their rights can be the pathway to their empowerment. They can be #unstoppable, if we work together to create a safe and enabling environment around them, to help them fulfill their aspirations. Your donation will help us to implement community-based health, education, and skilling programmes for supporting these aspirational young girls and boys to be #unstoppable!
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Hi, I am Agastya Sinha, a FYJC student of St. Andrews College, Bandra. Theater & Football are my passion. In my 16 years of life, I have been lucky enough to get many opportunities to indulge in my life choices. AND, during this course, I also have come across many girls and boys of my age who have not been able to pursue their studies or have a decent life due to lack of opportunities. I am often told that we youngsters are the backbone of the country's development. But how will we support the development when more than half of us adolescents are not given any opportunity to develop themselves? I am supporting FPA India who is highlighting the cause of adolescent girls and boys from under-priviledged communities and helping them to Be UNSTOPPABLE. I urge you to help me raise fund for this cause and make a difference!!
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