Boys' clubs teach boys the values necessary for their development in becoming men of integrity. This project is part of a holistic approach to prevent and protect high-risk boys and girls from the dangers of potential abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.
Sahesh means 'courage' and the first club was piloted in Kathmandu in December, 2015. We believe educating boys on gender inequalities will help bridge the gap and result in positive change. It is our hope that this curriculum will provide young boys with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and respect girls.
Book 1: Building Character
The main objectives of “Building Character” are to: bring out each boy’s uniqueness, connect them with the other club participants, help reveal unique gifts and talents which are different between boys and girls, identify good or bad role models and friends, seek good habits for a healthy life, and encourage respecting authority.
Book 2: Overcoming Obstacles
The main objectives of “Overcoming Obstacles” are to: set moral boundaries and not cave to peer pressure, see the power of influence through living truthfully, seek healthy competition, recognize education is important and other safe alternatives when traveling abroad, and remember to use inner strength when going through hard times.
Book 3: Becoming a Man
The main objectives of “Becoming a Man” are to: learn how to show love to others by sacrificing personal needs, observe inner beauty within mothers and sisters, the freedom of having no regrets in relationships, learn about body changes during puberty, instill the practice of: ‘no means no’, and seek justice for those who need it most.
Book 4: Planning for the Future
The main objectives of “Planning for the Future” are to: set goals and order the steps to achieve them, have purpose behind what you do, love what you do, work hard and without excuses, use money wisely, respect arranged marriages and celebrate live and love.