1622 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session

Pune, February 2024: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized 12 Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions for 516 girls and boys under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA business services.  The details are as follows:

The objective of the session was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet, physical, gender equality and mental fitness and nutrition. The resource persons 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 person. After the session snacks, soaps and sanitary napkins were distributed to all.