1533 DBDS-AXA Project: Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Session

Pune, July 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. 334 girls participated in this programme. The details are as follows

First session was held on 20th July 2022 at Urdu School in Laxmi nagar slum for 300 girls. Mrs Mona More was the resource person.

Second session was held on 26th July 2022 for 34 girls in Mata Ramabai Ambedkar School in Chinchwad. Mrs. Rutuja Joshi 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. 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 snacks were served to all along with distribution of hand wash soap.