Sapno ko Chali Chhooney Phase IV

Sapno Ko Chali Chhooney (SKCC), project in Bihar is a joint initiative of Bihar State Women’s Development Corporation and Jagran Pehel since July 2009. It aims to build capacities of young boys/girls, resulting in reduction of gender disparity and moving a step towards gender mainstreaming in the state. This project was started in 2009 and during the last Four phases, the project has successfully sensitized 1,67,000 girls directly by covering 72 colleges of Bihar on gender issues and have built leadership capacities amongst 156 girls who have been recognized as Champions of Change (CoC). The champions were further provided financial support and mentorship to enable them to develop leadership qualities.

The programme has the following objectives:

  • To promote awareness on gender equity amongst the students and faculty of   colleges in Bihar.
  • To provide a platform for girls studying at the target colleges to enable them to make strong statements based on their perspectives, experiences and expectations related to gender equality and rights.
  • To improvise and sustain a process of dialogue and cross-sensitization between girl students of the target colleges and opinion makers in the media.
  • To provide emerging advocates amongst the students many opportunities to share their views on gender equality and rights with the community at large, and motivate them to be strong change agents in society. Basically they envisaged as a responsible leaders who can facilitate an enabling gender sensitive environment in colleges.

Started in 2009, the journey of SKCC has following landmarks:

Phase Division Time Period District College CoCs Student Registered Student Sensitized
I July 2009 – Jan 2011 4 6 21 50 17,317 50,000
II Aug 2011 – Apr 2012 5 5 15 30 6,493 20,000
III Mar 2013 – Dec 2014 9 10 18 40 14,904 57,000
IV Sep 2015 – Dec 2016 9 9 18 36 13,297 40,000
  Total 27 28 72 156 50,011 167,000


The highlights of SKCC IV project:
Orientation Workshop of Project Management team on 12th January 2016 at Conference Hall, Udyog Mitra Indira Bhawan, Patna


State Level Workshop on 10th & 11th February 2016 in Hotel Patliputra, Patna


Motivational Events and Gender Fairs in the Target Colleges


Capacity Building Workshop of 'Champions of Change' on 29th November, 2016 in Hotel Windsor, Patna


Felicitation Workshop for the "Champion of Change" on 29th November, 2016 in Hotel Maurya, Patna
These were the thoughts echoed I charged atmosphere of SKCC-IV state level “Champion of Change” felicitation event at Hotel Mourya, Patna on 29th November, 2016 evening 6.30pm onwards.
In the Ashoka Hall of Mourya Hotel “CoC”, Nodal Teachers and Guardians took their seats in the hall at 6.30pm.
Champions of change were the highlights of the evening. They were beaming with happiness and excitement.  The hall was looking grand with SKCC back drop on the stage. COCs were taking their selfies near stage while Pehel project team was busy in checking last minute details.
Chief Guest his H.E. the Governor Shri Ram Nath Kovind arrived as per schedule. The galaxy of guest of honour on the stage was as below:
  • Kumari Renu Verma, Minster- Social Welfare, Govt. of Bihar
  • Smt. Vandana Kini, Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Department
  • Dr. N Vijaya Laxmi, MD, Women Development Corporation, Bihar
  • Mr. Anand Tripathi, Chief General Manager, Dainik Jagran
  • Mr. Sadguru Sharan Awasthi, Associate Editor, Dainik Jagran 


Akhho Me Akkash


Gender Barabar


Pehel Introduction


Annual Report