Adolescence girls awareness programme held in Kohima


Kohima, April 17: With an objective to create awareness about the need to educate and ensuring protection of adolescence girl child, the District Education Officer cum District Project Officer, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Kohima conducted a one-day adolescence girls awareness programme at DPDB Hall, DC office complex here.
Assistant State Coordinator for State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) Nagaland, Juliana Medom as the resource person dwelled on national programme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP)”. She said BBBP scheme has been garnering positive movement in Nagaland with the overall goal to celebrate the girl child, ensure her protection, enabling education to girl child and her participation in the society.
Emphasizing on the need to create positive attitude in the minds of the adolescence girls, Medom was of the view that in schools teachers need to build up friendly environment for adolescence girls besides extending support, encouragement and guidance.
Touching on the Women Helpline-181, Sakhi-One Stop Centre and Mahila Shakti Kendra, she said Women Helpline 181 is a uniform 24/7 toll free number intended to provide immediate and emergency response to women affected by violence through referral and to provide information about women related government schemes and programmes.
She highlighted that Sakhi-One Stop Centre is meant to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, by facilitating immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counseling support under one roof.
Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme aims to provide interface for rural women to approach the government for availing their entitlements and for empowering them through awareness generation, training and capacity building, she said.
A handbook for educating girls on self empowerment Part-I: Parenting and teaching skills for raising teens” was also distributed during the programme which was chaired by Assistant DEO Kohima, Kepelhuzo Terhüja. DEO Kohima of thanks was proposed by Piholi Swunetho tendered the vote of thanks. (Page News Service)