Kendriya Vidyalayas to run campaign for gender sensitisation

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has decided to run a gender sensitisation campaign for the staff and students at its schools across the country.

“The issue of gender sensitisation has come in sharp focus because of the recent incident in the national capital,” said a KVS member, referring to the rape and death of a 23-year-old woman.

 All sections society have to make efforts to address this issue, the member added.
The campaign will be at three levels with separate gender sensitisation workshops for principals, teachers and students.

At the principals’ level there will be deliberations by educationists and psychologists on strategies for tackling the issue at the levels of  teachers and students, the member said.
On Friday, the Delhi region of KVS organised its principals' workshop. A two-day workshop for teachers will take place on January 18 and 19. 

This will followed by sensitising students on the issue. The aim is to ensure that they are able to protect themselves in risky situations.

Several activities have been planned as part of  the campaign – including role play, counselling sessions and panel discussions by experts, psychologists and doctors.

KVS runs over 1,000 schools across the country, catering to about 10.5 lakh students with about 55,000 teachers.

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