Narendrapur, January 10, 2019: To create awareness among the youngsters on physio-psychological issues of adolescence, a workshop was conducted by Tata Steel BSL for the students of 15 periphery villages of its plant at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal.
Adolescence is a critical link between childhood and adulthood, characterized by significant physical, psychological, and social transitions. These transitions carry new risks but also present opportunities to positively influence the immediate and future health of young people. So, the focus of the workshop was to create awareness on understandings adolescent period, risk behaviour and reproductive age-related issues,
As part of the project PRAYAS (Participatory Rural Adolescent Youth Awareness and SensitisationProgramme), more than 500 students of 8th, 9th and 10th from Kusupanga High School, Kurunti High School, Parikula High school, Khaliberena High school, NuaHota High Schooll, Mangalpur High School, Sibapur High School, etc had participated in it.
Mrs Mamata Pradhan, with training in public health from International Institute of Social Science, Netherlands having more than 25 years’ of experience in the filed in different countries conducted the workshop.
Appreciating the programmeSmt Sarojini Sethi, Headmistress of Nuahoata High School said “These topics were never talked about in the family due to stereotypes. Now that children have been exposed to these, they can deal with it in a better manner and keep themselves safe from diseases.”
MrDibyshas Ray, Head, CSR, Tata Steel BSL, the teachers of respective schools were present during the programme. Ms Renuka Singh, senior manager of CSR, Tata Steel BSL, Ms SagarikaSatpathy, Manager of CSR team of Tata Steel BSL, coordinated