1574 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session
Pune, October 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized four Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions for 217 girls and boys under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA business services. The details are as follows:
First session was organized on 5th October 2023 at PCMC School, Mohan Nagar for 45 girls. Mrs Akshada Naik and Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire were the resource persons.
Second session was organized on 13th October 2023 at PCMC Urdu School for 64 boys. Mrs. Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person.
Third session was organized on 28th October 2023 at Don Bosco Technical Institute for 47 boys. Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person.
Fourth session was organized on 30th October 2023 at Don Bosco Technical Institute for 61 boys. Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person.
The objective of the sessions was to educate adolescent girls and boys on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet, physical, gender equality and mental fitness and nutrition. The resource person spoke about physical changes, psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, nutrition, 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.