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DBC Tura reaches to Out-of-School Children and Youth

Awareness Program for Out-of-school Children and Youth
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Tura, Aug. 25.
The Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS), in collaboration with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Red Ribbon Club (RRC), National Service Scheme (NSS) and Alumni Association of Don Bosco College, Tura, organised a two-day ‘Out of School Awareness Programme’ on the theme of Drugs and Alcohol Abuse, HIV-AIDS Awareness, Teenage Pregnancy and Career Guidance on August 22 and 23,2022. The programme was held at St. James U.P. School, A.Kimdora (Sampalgre) and Mother Angeles Secondary School, Jangga. Dr Ivonne M Sangma, West Garo Hills MCH Officer and Mr John Marak, Principal, Mother Angeles Secondary School, Jangga, led the sessions.

The Principal of Don Bosco College, Tura, Father Bivan Rodriques Mukhim SDB, explained the reasons for organising the programme and the collaboration between Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) and Don Bosco College, Tura.

Dr Ivonne M. Sangma spoke on the topic of teenage pregnancy. She explained the reasons for teenage pregnancies in Meghalaya and their effect on teens and the youth. She also suggested ways to prevent teenage pregnancy and have a healthy childhood. 

Mr John Marak, during his session, spoke on substance abuse, its effect and the ways to overcome the abuse. For the participants, it was an eye-opener, and they expressed gratitude and requested more awareness programmes. 

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