1566 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Session

Chinchwad (Pune), September 2022: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session on 23rd September 2022 for the adolescent girls in D. B.Nimbarkar school. 53 girls participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

Mrs Prajakta Aswar was the resource person. The objective of the sessions was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, good touch, bad touch, 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.