Children learn culture, behaviour, language and humanity primarily at home and in school. Schools have the responsibility to create and nurture an environment that promotes Gender Equality and Equity. As a part of this endeavour, Don Bosco Actiion India, through the Province Development Offices, organized interactive sessions with Secondary and Higher Secondary students.
Many Salesian Schools in Goa took part in the awareness programme and organized seminars in their institutions as well as in other institutions. Among them were the Holy Spirit High School, Margao; the Don Bosco High School, Sulcorna; the St. Xavier’s High School, Velim; the St. Mary’s Junior College, Chinchinim, Our Lady of Succor High School, Nagoa, St Roque High School, Tolecanto and Auxilium High School, Benaulim.
Through Power Point presentations, songs, discussions, Q & A, and talks, a variety of topics were explored, such as Gender Inequality at Home and at Work, Gender Inequality in Politics and Religion, Domestic violence, Gender Equality at School, Sex and Gender and other allied subjects.
The students were eager and enthusiastic participants in the sessions. At the end of the sessions, specially compiled booklets were given to each participant, as take a ways.