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NGO tries to dispel taboo associated with sex education

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 3, 2017, 5:41 am IST
Updated : Jan 26, 2017, 9:59 pm IST

It also works towards changing the moral fabric of the society to adapt to balanced ideologies.

The foundation has been conducting sessions to spread awareness in this regard as it believes that children will be better armed to protect themselves against sexual assault.
 The foundation has been conducting sessions to spread awareness in this regard as it believes that children will be better armed to protect themselves against sexual assault.

New Delhi: A foundation in the national capital, RaSTAFdn (Rationalism, Secularism, and Transparency Appeal Foundation), recently launched a programme called Dissecting The Chapter (DTC), through which it is trying to dispel the shame and taboo associated with sex education in schools.

The foundation has been conducting sessions to spread awareness in this regard as it believes that children will be better armed to protect themselves against sexual assault.

 

The NGO, as the name suggests, fights for various issues and causes. It also works towards changing the moral fabric of the society to adapt to balanced ideologies.

RaSTAFdn is the brainchild of Suridhi Sharma, who is pursuing M.Phil in Gender Studies, and Pulkeet Mehra, who has worked with the non-profit sector in the US and the UK. The foundation recently launched the programme DTC.

They feel that it is an issue that is often entirely skipped.

The mission of the organisation is to provide information to people who are at the receiving end of the deep rooted orthodoxy.  

Narrating their experiences, the founders realised that there is a need for a change in the psyche and not just awareness. In their session with a government school in Delhi NCR, the teachers were not comfortable with the workshop being conducted openly.

 

The NGO that fights against extremism gets help from legal luminaries that help them with their research. The robust projects that it is conducting range between varied rudimentary issues.

RaSTAFdn has also been working with the consulate of Montenegro in India as the mission’s non-profit partner in handling their Indo-Montenegro Friendship Initiative.

The NGO has a tieup with over 35 schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) to promote cultural diplomacy among students of Class 6 to 12 under the “Building Bridges Through Art and Diplomacy” programme.

Tags: sex education, sexual assault, secularism