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441 LIQUID SOAP MAKING TRAINING FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Dec 4, 2018, 7:05 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 7:05 AM ]

29-November-2018, Koregaon Park (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a liquid soap making training program at Tadiwala Road slum. Women residing in the slums of Pune City and belonging to different Self-Help Group underwent this FOUR-DAYS training held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The training was held during 26th November - 29th November 2018. Ms. Nilima Chandhere (DBDS –Staff) was the trainer for this program. She taught how to make five kinds of liquid soap. Mr. Nagsen Chavan (DBDS - Coordinator) conducted business development session. He guided the participants on marketing, sales, customer care, budget, customer data management, advertising, costing, account etc.











440 HEALTHY INDIA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Kalewadi Slum

posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 6:18 AM ]

29-November-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a free health & eye check- up camp for the residents of Sangam Nagar slum in Antop hill. 156 patients (77 women, 54 men and 25 children) were examined and given medicines free of cost in this camp held under the aegis of project supported by Mr. Urs Schwiete (Switzerland).

Ms. Akila Ansari (DBDS-Staff) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Patients were screened for vision problem, anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr.Smita Trivedi and Mr. Pramod along with 1 Nurse and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic & suffering from fungal infections & Scabies.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the Self Help Group were extremely helpful as they helped in logistical arrangement such as putting chairs, tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and in managing the crowd. The doctors suggested that people in this slum need awareness on management of Sugar level and Blood Pressure as many patients were observed to be suffering from diabetes and High Blood Pressure.

“Free health camp with free medicines is a great help for poor people like us, we are very grateful to Don Bosco for this service,” said Mr. Manoj Kamble (one of the beneficiary of the health camp). He also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.








439 ANTI-TOBACCO RALLY BY SCHOOL STUDENTS

posted Dec 1, 2018, 7:20 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 7:20 AM ]

27-November-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a rally to create awareness on the menace of tobacco addiction in our society. More than 160 students and school staff from Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Kanya Vidayalay, Ajantha nagar participated in this rally which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The objective of the rally was to raise awareness on harmful effects of addiction to tobacco. The rally communicated the message that chewing tobacco, smoking or consuming tobacco in any form causes Cancer. The rally also focused on prevention, detection, and treatment of Cancer. School children gathered at their school ground in the morning at around 8:00 am where they were briefed by the project staff. From there they walked through the lanes of Ajantha Nagar slum.

In the rally, children carried placards with slogans to stop consuming tobacco, harmful effects of tobacco, Cancer awareness, and effects of chewing Gutkha etc. Children were very excited to participate in the rally and communicated their message to residents and commuters on the way. During the rally Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator – DBDS) gave information on anti-tobacco efforts of DBDS. The children went back home after relishing the sumptuous snacks served to them and the school staff after the rally.









438 LEGAL LITERACY SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Dec 1, 2018, 7:02 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 7:02 AM ]

28-November-2018, Koregaon Park (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Pune, organized a legal awareness training programme for the women residing in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar slum in Pune. 21 women participated in this event which was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The objective of this programme was to create legal awareness in women about their rights and strengthen community solidarity and support; which was held in the afternoon as per the convenience of the participants in their locality. Advocate Yasmeem Shaikh was the resource person for this programme. She explained various clauses of Indian laws related to women’s rights, gender equality, domestic violence, divorce and general rights of women as an individual. Sections of IPC - 302, 420,498(a) were discussed in detail. She also explained the newly amended laws also.

The resource person also encouraged women to demand justice, gender equality and ready to fight against male dominated society. Some of the participants shared their domestic problems and resource person suggested legal remedy of their problems. Participants liked training session and they expressed their need for more such training sessions. Program ended with the vote of thanks by Ms. Nilima Chandhere (DBDS – Staff).





437 HEALTH AWARENESS SESSION FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

posted Dec 1, 2018, 6:58 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 6:58 AM ]

27-November-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girl students of Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Kanya Vidyalay in the Ajantha Nagar slum. 62 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Mrs. Vidya Kale was the resource person for this session. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle and diet and nutrition. The resource person spoke about physical changes, social and psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse, drug and substance abuse etc.

After that the first session Mrs. Vidya covered topics on risks of consuming tobacco; followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (DBDS -Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session. After the session Sanitary Napkins were distributed to participants and snacks were served to all.




436 ROAD SAFETY SESSION FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

posted Dec 1, 2018, 6:55 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 6:55 AM ]

30-November-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Road Safety and Traffic Rules’ for the students of St. Paul School in Chinchwad (Pune). 63 Students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Mr. Santosh Manohar Patil - PSI (Traffic Police department) was the resource person for this session. In the session he introduced the introduced the concept of road safety and covered various DO’s and DON’Ts related to road safety. He also educated children on helping victims of road accidents. In case of accidents always call police by dialling numbers: 100 & 103. Then Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (DBDS - Coordinator) spoke about personal health and hygiene. In the end snacks were served to all the children and Mr. Arjun Sharnagate (DBDS staff) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program.


435 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION IN PHULE NAGAR SLUM

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:16 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:16 AM ]

23-November- 2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ for the youth in Mahatama Phule Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 27 youth participated in this workshop which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. The programme started with the introduction of the resource person by Mr. Arjun Sharnagate (DBDS- staff). Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person for this workshop.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics related to this topic like composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. The participants asked many questions which were answered by the resource person. Mr. Arjun did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized youths to participate in this session. Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (DBDS - Coordinator) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program. After the session snacks were served to all.




434 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Session for Citizens

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:13 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

24-November-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ for the citizens at Ram Nagar slum in Chinchwad under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

29 people participated in this workshop which was held in a public garden to facilitate the participation of maximum people. The programme started with the introduction of the resource person by Mr. Arjun Sharnagate (DBDS- staff). Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person for this workshop .The objective of this workshop was to educate people on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics on composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. The participants asked questions on cessation of smoking habits which were answered by the resource person. Mr. Arjun and Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhaire (DBDS - Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized people to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.







433 FREE HEALTH CAMP IN VIDYA NAGAR SLUM

posted Nov 27, 2018, 7:57 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 7:58 AM ]

20-November-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the residents of Vidya Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 112 people were examined by the doctors in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services. 

The camp was held in collaboration with Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital and H.V. Desai Hospital in Pune. Dr. Chaitali Chaudhari (General Physician), Dr. Sharad Shinde (Optometrist) along with three nurses, two medical social workers examined the patients during this health camp. Tests for B.P, sugar level, and oral cancer were done for all patients. Majority of patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections etc.

5 Cataract patients were identified in this camp who will be treated free of cost in their hospital. Medicines for the people with illness were distributed free and people with defective vision were given spectacles at a discounted price. Few patients were also referred to Aditya Birla Hospital for further treatment. DBDS staff did all the logistical arrangement and canvassing for this health camp.











432 ANTI- TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Poster Exhibition in College

posted Nov 27, 2018, 7:47 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 7:47 AM ]

26-November-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (Chinchwad), organized a poster exhibition in Pratibha College in Chinchwad. This event was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

This exhibition was held in the Pratibha College in morning. The Health exhibition focused on communicating the health risks associated with tobacco consumption and its ill effects on health. The program started at 9.00 am with the display of posters in the form of an exhibition to educate the youth & students. The poster contained visual material and written information on health risks associated with consuming tobacco and its effects on personal health, family and society. During the exhibition the social workers explained the information to the students and visitors.










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