1620 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Session

Pune, December 2022: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized three health awareness session in December 2022 for 49 adolescent girls under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. The details are as follows:

First session was held on 14th December 2022 at Ramnagar Slum for 20 girls. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble was the resource person.

Second session was also held 14th December 2022 at Ajantha Slum for 15 girls. Mrs. Akshada Naik was the resource person.

Third session was held on 30th December 2022 at Kawade Wadi slum for 14 girls. Ms Madhavi Kokane 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.