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1023 AXA Project: Adolescent Girls Health Awareness Session

posted Mar 10, 2020, 7:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 10, 2020, 7:27 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 19-Feb-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in Indira Nagar slum. 31 girls participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff-DBDS) welcomed the resource person and talked about the objective of the session. Dr. Prajakta Aswar was the resource person for this session. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet and nutrition. The resource person spoke about physical changes, psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse, drugs and substance abuse, etc.

This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in the session. Program ended with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Akshada Naik (Coordinator-DBDS). After the session snacks were served to all.