Adolescent Development Education through Anganwadi Workers: A Study Report from Kerala


  • Preethy Wilson Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.


ICDS, adolescent girls, interventions


Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (ICDS) has been a pioneering initiative of the Government of India for the betterment of adolescent girls and mothers. The current paper is an attempt to develop an intervention program for adolescent girls on enhancing their psychosocial competence through Anganwadi teachers and evaluate its outcome. The master trainers (Anganwadi workers) were trained and they conducted interventions for adolescents on four topics with 16 activities. The post assessment result on a control and intervention group shows that significant changes in adolescent girls can be effected through the intervention of Anganwadi workers. The paper also highlights that planners and the policy makers need to give serious thought to effective utilisation of the human resource available at the disposal of the ICDS programme for improved service delivery to adolescent girls under ICDS.

Author Biography

Preethy Wilson, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.


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