Programs for Colleges
Enfold offers a wide range of sessions and programs for graduate and post graduate students of different disciplines, as well as programs for teachers.
Comprehensive sexuality education and personal safety education is not yet a part of the central or state board curricula for school students or their teachers/the school management, or graduate and postgraduate curricula of disciplines like social workers, counsellors, teachers, special educators, nursing, medical education, public health, law or police training. This directly impacts the kind of laws promulgated, the services offered to children and adolescents especially in the context of gender based violence, sexual expression and sexual violence. Enfold’s recent policy brief also reiterates the need for comprehensive sexuality education and how its absence affects the manner in which adolescents’ sexuality is viewed and criminalised. The misconception that comprehensive sexuality education will lead to early sexual activity among adolescents continues to persist, despite research having proved otherwise.
In this context, it is imperative to advocate for inclusion of age appropriate, culture-sensitive values and rights based gender equity, sexuality and personal safety education, including information on relevant laws in the curricula of the central and state education boards. Enfold, with support from UNICEF, did this with the SCERT Telangana in 2016. Between 2020-2023 Enfold developed a formal curriculum and resource materials and trained 42 teachers of graduate and postgraduate courses from 6 streams (B Ed, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing and Public Health) from 7 universities and institutions to conduct Gender Equity, Sexuality and Personal Safety Education sessions for over 300 students.. Enfold would like to advocate for inclusion of content on gender equity, sexuality, and personal safety in the curricula of higher education, including professional courses in four states for which we have in-house language expertise, as well as with the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).
For students of graduate and post-graduate courses
To build capacity in the area of gender equity, sexuality and personal safety education, and restorative practices, we offer a variety of programs for students, ranging from short awareness sessions to training sessions over a few days to certificate courses and year-long post graduate diploma courses.
Enfold initiated and institutionalized a Peer Education program at Christ University in 2010 and trained 48 Peer educators to facilitate discussions on gender equity, relationships, sexuality, and personal safety. This system facilitates more acceptance of the desired change in attitude and behaviour regarding sexual rights and responsibilities.
The Peer Educators initiate, design, and implement the group learning process after due training. They are the change catalyst of the group. They lead semi-formal discussion sessions for their peer group on the above-mentioned topics. The group discusses what works, what does not, and which behaviours may be problematic in a relationship. Informed, scientific inputs and sharing of anecdotes by the Peer Educator in such a setting could bring about a shift in the attitude and behaviour of individuals in the group.
For teachers of graduate and post graduate courses and counsellors
We offer courses on building awareness in the area of sexuality, gender and safety. Click here for details
For teachers of 5 disciplines – B Ed, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology and Special Education – we offer training in how to facilitate Sexuality, Gender and Personal Safety Education such that they are empowered to conduct sessions on these topics for their students. We aim to work with the teachers and through them equip their students with skills to impart life skills-based gender equity, comprehensive sexuality and personal safety education to children and community members that the students will interact with during their course and thereafter in their professional and personal life.
Target audience of our courses
Students of Arts and Science streams
Students of Social Work
Students of Psychology
Students of Law
Students of Education – B Ed
Students of Special Education
Students of Medicine and Nursing
Faculty – Teachers, trainers and counsellors
The programs cover the following topics:
- Sexuality and Gender
- Sexual Harassment, Child Sexual Abuse (prevention and response)
- Disability, Sexuality and Personal Safety
- Reproductive Health – Facts and Myths
- Life Skills through Restorative Practices
- Restorative Justice
Universities and colleges where Enfold has held courses:
- Azim Premji University, Bangalore
- Bishop Cotton’s Christian Women’s College, Bangalore
- B M S School of Architecture, Bangalore
- Christ University Bangalore.
- Jain University, Bangalore
- Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore
- Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong
- Mount Carmel College Bangalore
- National Law School of India University
- Spastics Society of Karnataka, Bangalore
- St Joseph’s College Bangalore