The Community development programme implemented through the Government Polytechnic Panjim under the scheme of ministry of human resource development conducted a two day self defense training program at the Shanti Niketan School. This was conducted keeping in mind the personal safety of school girls. This training helped to build a sense of self confidence among the female students. The training provided them the knowledge about various strategies to defend themselves in case of situations of violence and abuse. They also learned about the various steps that should be taken post such incidents. Therefore, self –defense training assisted girl students to become more aware of their surrounding and not feel helpless in any situation.