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Brac University introduces ‘psychodrama’ for youth

  • Published at 01:19 am February 28th, 2019
Psychodrama
Former cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was the chief guest at the project sharing meeting held at the Brac Centre Inn in Dhaka Courtesy

Study suggests that the youths living in slum area are very vulnerable community as they practice risky sexual behaviour on social media

Psychodrama system will protect youths from risky sexual behaviour, experts suggested at a meeting on Monday.

Their remarks came during the assessment of the outcomes of a project carried out by the Brac James P Grant School of Public Health of the Brac University.

The study suggested that the youths living in slum area were very vulnerable community as they practice risky sexual behaviour on social media.

Former cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was the chief guest at the project sharing meeting held at the Brac Centre Inn in Dhaka.

Prof Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate of Health Services, was special guest while Brac James P Grant School of Public Health Research Director Prof Malabika Sarker presided over the meeting.

The study also found risky sexual behaviour among youths of age level 18-29 while assessing the project outcomes.

Organizers also introduced an application where youths can learn about sexual and reproductive health issues using mobile phone.

Officials informed that they were holding meetings with youths living in slum area in order to improve their behaviour through psychodrama.

Netherlands-based Rotterdam Global Health Initiative of Erasmus University, Kikid, National Mental Health Institute, and Bandhu Welfare Society are partners of the project supported by NOW-WOTRO Science for Global Development program.