Launched in July 2012 by the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, the five-year Sabala project aims to reduce vulnerability to HIV infection and improve quality of life among adolescent scheduled caste/scheduled tribe (SC/ST) girls in Bijapur and Bagalkot Districts by increasing their rates of secondary school enrolment and completion.
Project Sabala covers 54 high schools and 476 teachers serving approximately 3300 adolescent girls from 1650 families in 121 villages, in Bijapur and Bagalkot Districts, and is structured in three phases: (i) planning, (ii) implementation, and (iii) evaluation, consolidation, and dissemination. The one-year planning phase was spent conducting assessments to inform Sabala’s design, and piloting intervention strategies. The three-year implementation phase, which is featured in this document, will focus on implementing the intervention. The fifth year will be for consolidation, evaluation, and dissemination.
Chapter One of this document describes the structural backwardness that shortens education for many SC/ST adolescent girls in northern Karnataka. Chapter Two presents evidence indicating that girls will be protected from HIV and their quality of life will be enhanced by intervention with a cross section of society to increase girls’ enrolment and completion of secondary education. Chapter Three presents Sabala’s theory of change. The project’s intervention framework and timelines are presented in Chapter Four. Sabala’s management structure is presented in Chapter Five and Chapter Six contains the monitoring and evaluation matrix.
Raghavendra, T.; Anderson, B. Sabala project implementation design. Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, India (2013) 75 pp.