1511 AXA CR Week: Health Awareness Workshop for Adolescent Girls

Pune: The AXA CR Week commenced on 20th June 2022 with Health Awareness workshop for adolescent girls from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Urdu School in Yerwada. 36 adolescent girls participated in the workshop. The programme was organized under the aegis of corporate responsibility week of AXA Business Services.

The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet and nutrition. Mrs Rupali Shinde (Lecturer- Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing) was the resource person. 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. Participants were also informed about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption. This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource persons. After the session geometry box and juice was distributed to all.