~400 girls from City Montessori School, Lucknow took part in the workshop~
Lucknow, 31st October 2018: The Gracia Raina Foundation conducted a workshop on ‘Adolescent Health Education’ today at City Montessori School, Lucknow. The aim of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls about their physical and mental wellbeing. This workshop is the first step towards ensuring and providing adequate information about their Physical and Mental health.
The workshop was led by Priyanka Chaudhary Raina, Founder, Gracia Raina Foundation, Dr. Bharti Gandhi, Founder Director, City Montessori School, and Nisha Pandey, Principal, CMS, Rajajipuram campus. The main objective was to educate young girls on physical and mental health well-being, to ensure healthy girls, a healthy future generation, and no maternal mortality in the future.
Talking about the workshop, Ms. Priyanka Raina said, “Health education for girls is the need of the hour. My main objective in conducting these workshops is to focus on the health of adolescent girls and their well being. This workshop will help them be aware and improve their overall health as young girls and influence their lives as adults and their future motherhood. We have already conducted this workshop in Delhi with 100 government school girls and now with 400 girls at CMS and we are taking this programs further to other cities as well.
Commenting on the workshop, Dr. Bharti Gandhi, Founder, City Montessori School, said, “We are happy to organize this session. As a leading educational institution, we feel responsible to guide young women on all aspects of healthy living. It is our duty to nurture these young minds about mental and physical happiness. This workshop will certainly help them inculcate healthy habits.”
Priyanka Chaudhary Raina founded Gracia Raina Foundation in 2017, along with her husband, noted cricketer Suresh Raina. This Foundation has been providing free healthcare to women and children through its ‘OPD on Wheels’ programmes and awareness workshops for adolescent and maternal health. Besides these programs, she is also funding education for underprivileged girls in Uttar Pradesh.