National 6th February’24: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) organized Cancer Awareness Event, on the occasion of World Cancer Day which falls on Feb 4 every year. The workshop was a part of JICA’s “Achhi Aadat (Good Habit) Campaign”— a campaign which aims to educate and raise awareness about the significance of hygiene in preventing diseases. Aligned with the upcoming World Cancer Day, the event aimed to impart knowledge to school children aged 15 years and above. More than 200 students of Sarvodaya (Co-ed) Senior Secondary School in Patparganj attended the event.
Several interactive activities were organized to contextualize cancer to school children and enhance their awareness. During the workshop, children were shown a video which explained the social determinants of cancer. JICA representatives and Physicians expounded on significance of early detection. Through a ‘Nukkad Natak’, health-promoting factors as well as the importance of community support for cancer patients was also displayed. Overall, the event aimed to provide comprehensive insight to children about cancer, with special emphasis on the importance of early detection.