Report of School Health Program

December 21, 2023

As part of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. TMA Pai, the first-year MSc Nursing students and faculty coordinator from the Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, organized a school health program on December 12, 2023, from 02:30 pm to 04:00 pm at Indrali English Medium Higher Primary School, Kunjibettu, Manipal. The program was conducted by the two first-year MSc Nursing, Child Health Nursing speciality students under the guidance of Dr Binu Margaret, Assistant Professor-Selection Grade, Department of Child Health Nursing, MCON, Manipal.

The program aimed to create awareness about “Adolescent Health” for the students in class 7. The school health program contributed towards sustainable development goals 3 and 4 (SDGs 3 & 4) to achieve good health and well-being and quality education.

The awareness session was deliberated by Ms. Rechangben Imchen and Ms. Aminath Sima, I Year MSc Nursing students. It highlighted the importance of the physical and mental health of the children, transitional changes that take place during puberty, adopting healthy habits, menstrual health, nutrition, the benefits of physical activity, stress management, how to handle peer pressure, and the influence of social media on mental health.

A total of 70 students and two teachers participated in the program. Feedback was obtained. The teachers and students appreciated the program and found that the session was informative and useful. The students expressed their gratitude to the administrators for granting permission and to the teachers and students for their support.