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546 ADOLESCENT GIRL’S HEALTH AWARENESS PROGRAMME

posted Apr 2, 2019, 3:24 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 3:25 AM ]
30-March-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in the Ram Nagar slum. 25 girls participated in this session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) introduced the resource person and gave an overview of the session. Dr. Mrunal Phondekar 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, social and psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, sexual abuse, drug 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. Rajashree Deshkhaire (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session.