1452 DBDS-AXA Project: Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Session
Pune, February 2022: The Don Bosco Development Society, Pune organized two Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. 61 girls participated in this programme. The details are as follows:
First session was held on 14th February 2022 in Ambedkar Nagar slum. 46 girls participated in this session. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble and Mrs. Sarika Kadam were the resource persons. Second Session was held on 17th February 2022 in Darawade Mala slum. 15 girls participated in the session. Mrs. Kalyani Kumbhar was the resource person. The objective of the sessions was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet and nutrition. The resource persons spoke about physical changes, psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse, drugs and substance abuse, etc.
This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. After the session Face Mask and Soap were distributed to all.