Why Adolescence Education Programme (AEP)?

Adolescents face a lot of mental and emotional stress due to hormonal interplay. Some of the adolescents may land up with serious problems like:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Isolation, rejection and depression
  • Substance abuse leading to addiction
  • Premarital sex
  • Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Unintended pregnancies
  • Gender discrimination

It is a matter of serious concern and there is a need to develop a positive attitude regarding these issues. These problems are being constantly discussed to evolve strategies for fighting against them. Keeping the rapidly changing social scenario and life style in view, NIOS has decided to initiate a program called AEP.