1693 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session 

Pune, April 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized three adolescent health awareness session for 51 adolescent girls and boys under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. The details are as follows:

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

 Second session was also held on 18th April 2023  at Tadiwala Road Slum for 14 girls. Mrs. Lina Gaikwad and Mr. Nagsen Chavan were the resource persons.

 Third session was held 25th April 2023 at Indira Nagar Slum for 17 boys. Dr.  Vikas Chothe 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.