1608 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session

Pune, January 2024: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized an Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions on 20th January 2024 in Bhim nagar slum for 25 girls under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA business services.

Dr. Priyanka Kedari 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.