Hi! A warm welcome to TeenBook!
We are Arti and Vithika, two media and development sector professionals and moms with a passion for storytelling, creativity and a shared vision of a happy and healthy world. Our loved ones usually describe us chocolate and chilli. Two very different flavours but brilliant when paired!
One is passionate and the other is a go-getter! We feed off each other and inspire each other. While one drives the vision, the other loves to work out the strategy and design the process.
We truly believe in the transformative power of storytelling and design; and its ability to simplify information/communications, elevate experiences, engage and inspire people everywhere.
One would often see us constantly passing documents back and forth, having intense conversations, discussing our vision and plans for how we want to see this initiative grow.
We’re both passionate about what we do, and we get to share that experience together. Bingo!
Like all good projects and products in this world, TeenBook stems from the power of collaboration and from a unmet need for sexual and lifeskills education among adolescents.
As mother of two ten year-olds, we both strongly feel that our current education system does not provide for information and skills they need to make some of the most important decisions of their lives, issues that may impact the rest of their lives.
Whether it is bullying at school, exams stress, jealousy over a shared love interest, a menstruation query or the peer pressure to just do ‘it’, our children face innumberable challenges, often without any support from the education system, which is supposed to equip them with all that they need to build a successful life. And so, as our own children stand on the threshold of adolescence, we bring to life, TeenBook – a one stop website for lifeskills for adolescents.
We are making a new start and are excited to start this journey together with teenagers, parents and teachers. We look forward to learning from each other and growing TeenBook into a beautiful community of healthier, happier and more confident adolescents.
Professionally, we come from journalism and development sectors with 18 years of work experience. To know more about us, please visit our linkedin profiles at Arti and Vithika.
We are thankful to Neha Passi for bringing so much colour and creativity to Teenbook through her designs and Sukanya Bhagi for her support on developing the resources with an eye to details.