1706 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session 

Pune, May 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized three adolescent health awareness session for 54 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 6th May 2023 at Ambedkar Nagar slum for 15 girls. Mrs Akshada Naik and Mrs Rajshree Deshkhire were the resource persons. 

Second session was also held on 23rd May 2023  at Vidya Nagar for 21 boys.  Dr.  Vikas Chothe was the resource person. 

Third session was held on 31st May 2023 at Tadiwala Road Slum for 18 girls. Ms Mona More 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.