NEISSR concludes ten-day rural camp

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/8/2020 12:44:45 PM IST

Northeast Institute of Social Sciences and Research (NEISSR) concluded its ten-day rural camp, from January 27 to February 6 at Thenyizu village, Phek, organised with the objective of helping social work trainees to understand rural realities and village dynamics.

A press release by NEISSR stated that, the camp participatory rural appraisal (PRA) and activities such as, household survey, awareness programme on family planning, women’s health and hygiene, peace building, cleanliness drive, and cultural exchange programme were conducted in the village. During the rural camp, social work trainees of NEISSR conducted home visitations and PRA at Thenyizu with resource person R.K John assistant programme manager DAN Dimapur as the trainer. Trainees were skilled in PRA and completed social mapping of the village, social resource mapping, seasonal calendar, etc. Trainees also organised a seminar on family planning, women’s health and hygiene, with resource persons from Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), Akangkokla Namo, programme coordinator and Ville Rhetso, counsellor FPI.
Earlier, resource persons spoke on the importance of family planning and the role of parents in upbringing their children and urged the people to stop misinterpreting women’s problems. While clarifying the misconception of menstruation, the resource persons highlighted various health issues and other complications of the like of cervical cancer, which were found to have been prevalent in rural areas. 
Meanwhile, a total of 49 students from second semester and two faculty members along with the Peace Channel coordinator, Phek participated during at the rural camp. 


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