1720 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session 

Pune, July 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized two adolescent health awareness sessions for 111 adolescent girls and boys under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. The details are as follows:

First session was organized on 4th July 2023 at PCMC Urdu School for 77 girls. Mrs. Akshada Naik and Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble were the resource persons. 

Second session was organized on 20th July 2023 at PCMC School at Kalbhor Nagar for 34 girls.  Mrs. Akshada Naik and Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble were the resource persons.

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