C-NES’ Population Foundation of India project organized a sensitization meeting and orientation programme for ASHAs, CBO members, PRI members and other stake holders i.e. teachers, anganwadi workers on November 2, 2010 at Na- Ali village, Pub telahi Panchayat in Lakhimpur district. A total of 38 people participated in the event which was run by Manik Ch. Boruah, Asst. Programme Manager, C-NES, and Ms. Chandana Bora, Project Coordinator.
Mr. Boruah spoke about the programme’s objectives while Dr. Nayanmoni Dutta and Dr. Debasish Koushi, Medical Officers at the Lakhimpur Boat Clinic briefly described different methods of family planning and STI and RTI. The interactive session also heard Ms. Bora stress the importance of family planning.
The effort is part of the project’s Information Education Communication (IEC) and behavorial change programmes that seek to tackle the challenges and confusion caused by the continuance of superstition on this sensitive and critical social and developmental issue. The participants showed keen interest in the issues and many of them said they would work to convince and encourage other villagers to adopt family planning for a stabler future.