1674 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session 

Pune, March 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized three adolescent health awareness session for 66 adolescent girls and boys under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. The details are as follows:

Three Adolescent Health Awareness Sessions were organized this month. 66 girls and boys participated in this programme. The details are as follows:

First session was organized on 20th March 2023 at Indira Nagar slum for 18 girls. Mrs Akshada Naik was the resource person.

 Second session was also held 30th March 2023 at Ajanta Nagar Slum for 22 boys. Dr Vikas Chothe was the resource person.

 Third session was also held 30th March 2023 at Thite Wasti Slum for 26 girls. Mrs. Anita Patekar was the resource person.

  The objective of the sessions was to educate adolescent girls and boys on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet, physical 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.