- The medical students will soon impart sex education to children studying in civic-run schools in Mumbai.
- The students will help spread awareness on sex education and personal hygiene among the children.
- This initiative will also reach out to those children who have not completed their studies and have dropped out.
This initiative was first started in 2017, by Dr Mayur Bhanarkar, when he was a MBBS student at KEM hospital. The initiative was named ‘Vector’, and the idea was to educate those, who had to leave the school in mid-way and do not have access to education.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Mayur Bhanarkar, said, “Adolescents face a lot of questions, particularly about sex education. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to impart sex education among students who are studying in civic-run schools. Also, those who have dropped out from school will also be included in the program. Our team will go on door-to-door visits and try and educate children and spread awareness about the importance of maintaining hygiene.”
Initially, only four doctors had voluntarily joined the campaign, but, today, more than 100 enthusiastic doctors have united for the cause and are part of this campaign.
These medical students will visit different places in Mumbai, four days a week to educate students.
“Children who live on footpath or remote tribal villages, do not have access to education. So, after completing my MBBS, when I thought for whose benefit should I work for, I chose the deprived children. The sole aim of this initiative is that no child should be deprived of education,” informed Dr Mayur.
Sexual offences against the children are on the rise. So, the children should be taught about good touch and bad touch. This is the main propose behind this initiative.
“Today, we have 60 almost children who are getting an education through this campaign. The municipal corporation has also started two centres for these kids,” concluded Dr Mayur.