1733 AXA-DBDS Project: Adolescent Health Awareness Session 

Pune, August 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized three adolescent health awareness sessions for 107 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 10th August 2023 at Ayush Nimbalkar Nagar School for 68 boys. Dr Amol Jawle was the resource person.

 Second session was organized on 12th August 2023 at Private Road slum for 22 girls. Mrs. Bhavana Jadhav was the resource person.

 Thirs session was organized on 14th August 2023 at Saibaba Nagar slum for 17 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.