Streevani is the Women's Development Cell of Pushpanjali College of Education.
The objectives of the Cell are
- To create social awareness about the problems of women
- To equip student-teachers with skills to deal with social problems faced by women
- To empower student teachers with knowledge , skills and attitude to curb child sexual abuse
- To collaborate with organizations working in the area of women empowerment
- To organize programmes for empowerment of female students
- To promote holisitc well-being of female students, teaching and non teaching women staff of
Activities of the cell in 2016-17
Sessions on hygiene for adolescent girls were conducted by Second Year B.Ed students. These
sessions were conducted for about 60 girls who live in Veronica Niwas boarding for girls from
tribal areas and Fatima Mata Convent. Talks included information on personal hygiene, hormonal
changes during adolescence and menstrual hygiene.
Students spread awareness about Breast Cancer.
They visited women from marginalized society
working in the industrial estate of Vasai East and gave information regarding early signs and
symptoms of breast cancer. Appropriate audio visuals and posters were used to disseminate the
Activities of the Cell in 2015-16
The Women Cell organized an expert talk on ‘Child Sexual Abuse: the role of teachers’ by Ms
Clipsy Banji of Sakhya Foundation. Ms Clipsy elucidated how teachers play an important role in
identifying child sexual abuse. She also spoke on the provisions of laws such as POCSO Act.
On International Women’s Day, special inputs highlighted issues pertinent to women
empowerment. Throughout the year, socially relevant themes such as Save the Girl Child, Women
Empowerment and Gender Equality were emphasized through assemblies.
Activities of the Cell in 2014-15
A display on Women Achievers was organized by Streevani Women's Cell. This included a display
of charts and posters to highlight the contributions of women achievers. Demonstrations in
self defence were conducted by Ms Archana Thorat. Researches were carried out to delve into
issues related to problems faced by adolescent girls. Special assemblies were conducted to
mark Women’s Day and Girl Child day. A course in yoga stressing on exercises for women was
oprganised. Students are given inputs regarding proper diet to be maintained for good physical
and mental health.