TEZU, Jul 2: A training programme for sakhis and sahelis under the Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) was conducted at the BRC hall here on Monday, under the supervision of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Susan Krisikro Chai.
Elucidating the necessity for young girls to be cautious and safe, the CDPO particularly stressed on facilitating dropout students. “The sakhis must lead the sahelis in areas in their vicinity,” she said, and advised the girls present to “seek positive environment and direction.”
Zonal general hospital gynaecologist Dr Gamli Angu spoke on female hygiene and first aid, while Sub-Inspector Roinem Jugli dwelt on prevailing cyber crimes like cyber stalking, impersonation, money scams, etc. She warned the young trainees against blindly believing people they meet on the internet.
Criminals threaten and stalk their victims under the guise of anonymity, Jugli said. She also exhorted the participants to encourage girls’ education.
“Education should not be just confined to learning the letters but also giving opportunities,” she said.
Junior teacher C Songthing explained the hormonal changes in adolescents and the subsequent physical and mental growth triggered by it. She informed the anganwadi workers and supervisors that adolescents start reasoning at this age and they must be dealt with tactfully.
Songthing said sexually transmitted infections, if not properly treated, could eventually lead to sexually transmitted diseases. She also spoke on the problem of internet addiction among youngsters, and said it could be dealt with only by purposeful usage of the internet.
She particularly stressed on the positive role played by parents in guiding their children.
D Chowdhury from the education department spoke about residential special training centres and non-residential special training centres that provide outreach programmes for dropout students.
Altogether 130 persons including sakhis, sahelis, anganwadi workers and supervisors of the Tezu ICDS project participated in the programme. Circle Officer Une Pertin also attended it.
Girls taken on tour
In Itanagar, a group of adolescent girls was taken on an exposure tour conducted by the Integrated Child Development Services on Monday under the urban SAG.
The girls visited the office of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women-cum-Protection of Child Rights (APSCW-APSCPCR) and various anganwadi centers from Bath village to 6 Km, Itanagar.
Members of the APSCW-APSCPCR briefed the girls on the commission and its powers, roles and functions. APSCW-APSCPCR member Taba Rosey spoke about cyber crime, teenage pregnancy, etc. (With DIPRO input)