Community extension activity by department of MSW

Department of PG Studies in Social Work, SDM College, Ujire in association with Primary Health Centre, Belthangady & Government Higher Primary School, Belthangady had organised an awareness talk for school students on “Cleanliness & Menstrual Hygiene as part of Community Extension Activity on 23.02.2022 at Government Higher Primary School, Belthangady. The programme was inaugurated by Mr Suresh M, Head Master, Higher Primary School, Belthangady. Dr Ramyashree, Counsellor, Community Health centre, was the resource person of the session.  She stated that good menstrual hygiene is essential for the health and dignity of girls and women. Discussion on menstrual hygiene is important for the adolescent girls to clarify existing myths and misconceptions around menstruation. Improving menstrual hygiene improves school attendance among girls who may not attend school on those days or even drop out of school altogether.  She also explained the process of menstruation, challenges and remedies relating to menstruation and menstrual hygiene practices and normalizing menstruation and dealing with myths and misconceptions. There were 37 student beneficiaries. The programme was organized by Ms Ashwini K H, Ms Ganavi Y K, Mr Prashanth K N, Ms Safa Parvin and Ms Varshini M V, students of I MSW, the Social Work Trainees of Community Health Centre, Belthangady and the programme was co-ordinated by Dr Chitra B C, Asst Professor, Department of PG Studies in Social Work, SDM College, Ujire.