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The Adolescent Friendly Centre of NIOS
Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar
Objectives
 To provide an adolescent friendly space in the Regional
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To hold life skill building workshops for learner to
empower them to effectively address their psychosocial, emotional, adolescence and vocation related
concerns
To extend facilities like print and audio/video library,
reading room, joint study session etc to the learners
To pilot buddy programmes, effective PCPs, one to one
counseling sessions etc for the learners
To provide a platform to learners and tutors to network
and collaborate, and
To motivate the learners and instill confidence in them
The Adolescent Friendly Centre (AFC) was
set up at the NIOS Regional Centre,
Bhubaneswar as a pilot intervention taken
under Adolescence Education Programme
(AEP), Academic Department with the
collaboration of United Nations Population
Fund (UNFPA) at NIOS Bhubaneswar
Regional Centre on December 2, 2010. The
AFC was set up with the objectives to
promote life skills among the NIOS learners.
Mitra: The Adolescent Friendly
Centre(AFC) was inaugurated on
December 2, 2010 by Sri. G.S.
Mohapatra, an eminent
educationist in the presence of Dr.
S.S. Jena Hon’ble Chairman,
NIOS.
Human Resource and Equipment
 SEO (AEP) – 1
 EA (AEP) – 1
 Computer
 Printer & Photocopier
 LCD Projector with screen
 Print , audio/video library
 PA System
 Podium
 Camera – still & video
 Consumables
 Activity Corner
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN 2010
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Capacity Building Workshops for about 70 learners on :
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Stress Management at MITRA
Stress Management at St. Vincent’s Convent School, Berhampur
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Self Awareness at
MITRA
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN 2011
Academic Counselling provided to around 800
learners during the year 2011 with regard to
selection of subjects and admission
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN 2011
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9 Capacity Building Workshops for about 250 learners on :
“Career Counseling”
Date: 21st June 2011
“Communication for
Maintaining Relationship”
Date:24th June
“Growing up”
Date: 27th June
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• Workshops
“Gender: Understanding
stereotypes and
challenging
discriminations”
Date: 30th June
“Substance/Drug:
Understanding Use,
Misuse and Abuse”
Date: 05th July
on “Understanding and
Coping with Stress”
Date: 8th July
The Workshop on “Understanding & Coping With Stress” was organised for the jail
inmates of Berhampur Circle Jail who enrolled under NIOS.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• Workshops
“Understanding
Adolescence”
Date: 11th July
“HIV/ AIDS”
” Date:13th July
“Coping With Stress”
Date: 15th September
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• Other Events
Quiz Competition
In commemoration of the National Youth
Day, a Quiz programme was organised for
the NIOS Students on 12th January at AFCBhubaneswar..
Debate Competition
In commemoration of the Teachers’ Day, a
debate competition was organised for the
NIOS learners at the AFC- Bhubaneswar..
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• Other Events
Internship Programme Under AEP, NIOS
Making it for the first time in NIOS, AEP Unit initiated the first internship
programme.
Three students from
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth
Development, Chennai Mr. Gaurav Kumar, Mr. Promod Kumar Yadav and
Mr. Gopal Krishna Behera completed their Internship Programme at
MITRA- The Adolescent Friendly Centre, NIOS RC- Bhubaneswar. They
field tested the activities manual.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• Creative Writing Competition
The Creative Writing Competition was conducted at the Regional
Centre during the All India Youth Festival, 2011 conducted by
UNFPA.
150 learners participated in the event through MITRA.
The entries were screened at the Regional Centre level and the best
25 entries were forwarded to UNFPA through AEP Unit, Academic
Department.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• MITRA Safar
Mitra Safar marked the one year completion of the Adolescent
Friendly Centre at NIOS RC, Bhubaneswar. Organised from 9th to
13th December, it included events like
Creative Writing
Poster Making Competition
Clinic
The Creative Writing Clinic was organised to
hone the skills of the learners whose writings
were shortlisted during Creative Writing
Competition.
The theme of the Poster Making
Competition was “Child Rights”. The
Winners were felicitated on the Human
Rights Day.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• MITRA Safar
Inclusive Workshops
A session “Hum Kisise Kam Nahin” for children
with special needs.
workshop on “Enhancing self esteem and
confidence, peer relationships and
communication skills”.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• MITRA Safar
Workshops
Adolescence Education: Approaches and
Strategies- a sensitisation programme for
tutors and coordinators.
Kishore Kishorion Ki Bate- A workshop
for the learners focused on adolescence
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• MITRA Safar
Cultural Programme by learners of
NIOS.
Prize Distribution
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
• MITRA Safar
ACCOLADES
Mr. Satish Kumar
Lenka was awarded
with MITRA of The
Year for his maximum
and
committed
participation in various
activities at Mitra since
its establishment. He
attended 7 programmes
in year 2011.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2011
 Induction session “Counselling of Learners on Career
and Advocacy of MITRA” at Dahapania, Bhadrak
(Odisha) on 18th December 2011
 103 learners participated in this workshop
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2012
A quiz programme for the
learners of NIOS was organised
at the Govt. SSD High School
Sunabeda ON 13th January.
Celebration of Republic Day at
NIOS Regional Centre,
Bhubaneswar.
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2012
Carrom Competition
Winners:
SK Abdul- Chess
Ankita- Carrom (Girls)
Chinmoy- Carrom (Boys)
Chess Competition
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY MITRA IN THE YEAR 2012
National Science Day Slogan and Essay Competition
MITRA coordinated and conducted the slogan and essay competition. A total
of 82 learners participated in the event through MITRA. The entries were
entered in a National Competetion organized by Vigyan Prasar.
International Women’s Day Slogan and Essay Competition:
Through MITRA a total of 75 learners of the regional centre participated in
the competition. To the credit of the Regional Centre, two participants won
the first prize in essay and slogan competition and another participant won a
special prize.
PCPs AT MITRA
• The learners who came to MITRA shared that they were facing difficulties in
attending the PCPs as AIs were not regular at conducting the same. In
consultation with the Regional Director, steps have been initiated to conduct
PCPs at MITRA. Each AI will depute its tutors for PCP. The same learners will
have tutors/ counsellors from different AIs on a rotational basis.
• How we ensure participation. Through SMS, or even calling the learner,
counselling the parents if not willing.
• MITRA also disseminates information on important days. AIDS Day, Republic
Day and festivals.
• MITRA is also providing internet facility to learners. After studying at the
library learners surf net for extended learning.
• Learners are coming to the centre with much more trust and belief.
MITRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
• Greater trust and belief in NIOS
• Breakdown of barriers between NIOS and learners
• Optimal deployment of A/V support material NIOS produced by NIOS
• Reduces stress amongst learner with availability of materials in library
• Life skills enhancement of the participating learners
• Inclusion of NIOS learners in national and international events
• Ensures learner autonomy and provides feedback
• Facilitates learner networking
• Places inclusive education center stage
• Ascertains accountability of study centers
MITRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE…Learners speak
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MITRA gave me ideas, happiness and friends
It makes us feel Hum Kisise Kam Nahin
The movies shown during programmes have been helpful
It inspired me from my very first programme
It helps in personality development and getting new ideas
Helps in improving communication and self-confidence
It makes me happy
It inspires students towards education
It helped in increasing creativity
Enabled us to participate in programmes
It gives opportunity in making of a student
It teaches us good values
MITRA is a very good friend, it helps disabled and normal students
MITRA is a hope for learners who are deprived of normal schooling
for certain reasons. It works as a friend, philosopher and guide.
MITRA teaches about NIOS in a very good way
Trough MITRA learners can develop their own quality
MITRA helps learners to achieve their aims and ambitions
MITRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Ananya Mishra, a differentlyable learner viewed in her
feedback “MITRA is a hope for
those children who are deprived
of normal schooling for certain
reason, it works as a friend,
philosopher and guide to them”.
She also shared that it has helped
in building communication skills
and self-confidence.
MITRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Ankita Payal participated in the creative writing competition.
Her quotes got published in UN Desk Calendar.
After a praiseworthy participation in “Creative Writing Competition”
organized by UNFPA at MITRA-BBSR, her quotes were included in
the Table Calendar of UNFPA.
Ankita viewed “The scope and opportunities a girl gets at MITRANIOS is noteworthy, but girls must come forward and use these.”
MITRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Attitude Towards Life Changed:
After completion of Secondary Courses under NIOS, Abinash opted for
Sr. Secondary at NIOS as well. Recollecting agonising times when he
failed in various subjects, Abinash viewed that he was very depressed.
He visited the Regional Centre several times for some queries relating
to studies. Initially he was accompanied by his mother as he was too shy
to interact. After attending few workshops, Abinash began to come out
of his shell and not only attended more programmes but also actively
participated in each group events. Now if he has to visit the Regional
Centre, he comes alone. Abinash shared that the life skills workshops
truly empowered him and have been life altering. He believes that his
approach toward life has changed for the good.
MITRA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
A successful buddy programme launched:
Bibhu and Avinash became good friends through MITRA. As Avinash
was weak in Mathematics, they come to the library of MITRA for
combined study and Bibhu guides Avinash in solving problems.
Learners like Satish, Chaturbhuja, Bikram, Anuradha and many more
pay frequent visits to AFC. They call it a safe place to update themselves
with information pertaining to education, study or play games for a
refreshment.
This has made a difference in their approach towards education and
ability to perform

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