T.R.Y- The Responsible Yuva

‘T.R.Y – The Responsible Youth’ is a collection of culturally sensitive, informative
and enjoyable group discussions for the underprivileged Indian youth around civic
sense, values & sex education. The topics covered by this program, are often ignored as
they are considered taboo like ‘safe unsafe touch’ (to combat child sexual abuse), puberty,
menstruation, and porn. By providing them the necessary information on these topics in an
informal and thoughtful setting, we hope that all our students will know right from wrong
and make responsible decisions. This is instrumental in building an ethical generation, which
understands and appreciates feminism, and thereby reducing gender-related crimes. This
also makes the kids understand the concept of consent (sexual and otherwise) better from a
young age. We at SSI believe that it is our responsibility to educate our children on these
essential topics, despite the push-back, because it is the need of the hour in our country.
The sessions are conducted regularly for the students in our centre and through
collaboration with various low-income Delhi schools for their students. The facilitators are
role models to our students as they educate them on a weekly/monthly basis about their
doubts and fears related to their bodies, growing up, puberty, sex, relationships, etc.

Watch what our students have to say about ‘The Responsible Yuva’ workshops.

The idea to introduce a sex education program came to our founder, Radhika Mittal, while
interacting with the children already enrolled with Super School India’s English speaking
program. During one of the classes at their centre, Radhika learnt that a female students
stopped coming for class because she was eve-teased by some strange men en-route the
centre. As the discussion ensued on what Super School should do, Radhika noticed one of
the students looking dissatisfied with the discussion. When asked about it, the student
replied saying, “If she keeps looking back and smiling, is it not obvious that she will be
teased?” This made Radhika realise that the children also lacked good values, with no fault
of their own. Radhika concluded that simply giving the children the skills to move ahead
would be a useless feat if they did not grow up to be good individuals and responsible citizens.
Since coming into effect in the year 2017, ‘The Responsible Yuva’ has had a direct impact on
over 1300 children with an indirect one on more than 5200 children. Read our program’s
impact report. 

If you are an NGO, low-income school, government school, and/or social-impact organisation and
feel that your beneficiaries/students will benefit from a comprehensive gender-respect and
reproductive health program, then Super School India would love to bring ‘The Responsible Yuva’ to
you. Contact us on ask@superschoolindia.org or call us on +91-9871591399.