Today, youths have many fascinating questions about puberty, their body image and even about their nutrition. On Tuesday 5th April, 2016 staff of the Ste. Madeleine Health Centre, health professionals and the young people of the Ste. Madeleine community gathered together to discuss topics affecting youths. This programme, entitled “Conversations with the Youth 1” was aimed at informing youths in the Ste. Madeleine community about their growth and development, from puberty stage into adulthood. Mrs. Erica Christom, District Health Visitor at the Ste. Madeleine Health Centre, along with her supportive staff members coordinated this interactive lecture series.
Several guest speakers spoke on various topics inclusive of proper nutrition, puberty for both boys and girls, sexual health, as well as education and spirituality, to a crowd of approximately 25 students. At the end of the session, the children were given the opportunity to ask questions about concerns they had and the panel of speakers addressed their concerns.
In photo: (Left - Right) The panel comprising Mrs. Erica Christom, DHV Ste. Madeleine Health Centre, Ms.Jochelle Mohammed, Registered Dietician, Ms. Jamila Bannister, Psychologist, Dr. Aaliyah Hosein, Dr. Reshma Maraj from the Ste. Madeleine Health Centre, Ms. Walterine Rousseau, Motivational Speaker and Ms. Erica Joseph, PMTCT Coordinator, answers questions posed by students.