1595 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session

Pune, December 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized two Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions for 64 girls under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA business services. The details are as follows:

First session was organized on 4th December 2023 at Ayush Nimbarkar School for 38 girls. Dr. Prajakata Aswar was the resource person. 

Second session was organized on 9th December 2023 at Kranti Jyoti Savitri Phule Vidyalay for 26 boys. Dr. Narayan Jaibhay was the resource person.

The objective of the sessions was to educate adolescent girls 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.