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1004 AXA Project: Health Risk Awareness Session for School Girls

posted Feb 23, 2020, 7:33 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 23, 2020, 7:33 AM ]
Koregaon Park (Pune), 11-Feb-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Koregaon Park, organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls of St Francis High school in Vishrant wadi. 55 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Namita Pathak (Associate Professor), Ms. Rupali Shinde (Lecturer) and Ms. Shoba Jagdale (Lecturer) from Sadhu Vasvani college of Nursing were the resources persons for this session. The objective of the session was to educate adolescent girls on their personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, and nutrition.

The resource person spoke about physical changes, social and psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse, drug and substance abuse etc. After that resource persons covered topics on risks of consuming tobacco.

This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Ms. Nilima Chandhere did the logistical arrangement for this event. After the session toothpaste and tooth brush were given to all the participants. Program ended with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Shreedevi (School Principal), and Mrs. Deepali Khandave (School Teacher).