1068 DBDS-AXA Project: Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Sessions

Pune, November 2022: The Don Bosco Development Society, Pune organized three Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions for 136 girls under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

First session was held on 18th November 2022 at NSB High School, Netaji Nagar slum in for 61 girls. Mrs Mona More was the resource person.

Second session was held on 23rd November 2022 at SDP High School, Tadiwala Road Slum for 54 girls. Mrs. Shital Patol and Mrs. Ashvini were the resource persons.

Third session was held on 28th November 2022 at Laxminagar slum for 21 girls. Mrs Mona More 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 person 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.