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783 MGL-DBDS joint hands for Slum Development

posted Oct 1, 2019, 2:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 1, 2019, 2:27 AM ]

Mumbai, 30-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (#DBDS) and Mahanagar Gas Limited (#MGL) have joined hands together for sustainable development of the poor residing in the slums of Mumbai. This project is set to benefit thousands across the slums of Mumbai through: health care, education of slum kids, skills training for youth and women, women empowerment, environment awareness, etc

Mr Nishant Sinha (Manager - CSR) and the CSR team of MGL made a visit to monitor the progress of the 'MGL Disha Project' that is being funded by MGL and being implemented by DBDS. Mr Nishant Sinha has been frequently visiting the slums and the office premises of DBDS regularly to monitor the progress of the project. Speaking on the occasion Mr Nishant congratulated Fr Rolvin D'Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) and his team for the systematic and meticulous implementation of the project. He also wished the DBDS team success for the remaining part of the project.






782 Indian Spices Making Project for Slum Women in Vadodara

posted Sep 26, 2019, 12:12 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 12:12 AM ]


Vadodara (Gujarat), 20-Sept-2019:
Roshini Don Bosco organized a two days follow-up training from 18th to 20th September on ‘Indian Spices Making’ as a business activity. 24 women from the various slums of Vadodara city participated in this training held at Rajiv Nagar slum. This training was held under the aegis of ‘Spice making and marketing project’ supported by MIX FOR KIDS e.v. (Germany). Miss Jagruti Patil coordinated this entire venture.





781 CREATIVITY WORKSHOP: Paper Ball Making For Slum Kids

posted Sep 26, 2019, 12:08 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 12:08 AM ]

Vadodara (Gujarat), 17-Sep-2019: Roshini Don Bosco organized a ‘paper ball making’ activity for the children of support classes in the slums of Vadodara city. 112 children from different classes participated in this event held under the aegis of ‘Children Education Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The aim of this activity was to develop teaching learning material to help children in learning addition, subtraction and multiplication concepts. After making paper balls, the children used these balls to make different shapes. They also learnt some basic maths through this activity.














780 AXA Project: Free Health and Eye Check-Up Camp in Vidya Nagar

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:59 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 12:00 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 19-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a free Health and Eye checkup camp for the residents of Vidya Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 106 (69 women, 20 Male and 17 children) people were examined by the doctors in this camp held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services.

A team of doctors from Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, STAR Hospital and H.V. Desai Hospital consisting of Dr. Subhash Munot, Dr. Rohini Namawale, Dr. Santosh Bodake along with two Nurses, one medical Social worker examined the patients in this camp. B.P, Blood Sugar level oral cancer tests were done for all patients. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from fever, common cold, gastric problem, skin infections, spondylitis etc. Medicines were distributed free and people with defective vision were given spectacles at a discounted price.

Five cataract patients were identified in this camp who will be treated free of cost in their hospital. Few patients were also referred to Aditya Birla Hospital, STAR Hospital and H.V. Desai Hospitals for further treatment. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire (Staff-DBDS) did all the logistical arrangement and canvassing for this health camp.










779 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Wadala (East)

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:54 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:55 PM ]

Mumbai, 21-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Noora Bazar slum in Antop hill. 152 patients (13 children, 21 men and 118 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff-DBDS) welcomed the doctors and Para-medical staff. Medical team from Fortis Hospital and Yuva Prerana consisting of Dr. Abhishek Jandade, Mr. Pramod Bhadavalkar, Dr. Shaheena Shaikh and Mr. Sam Rushal along with 3 Nurses and 4 Medical Social workers examined the patients. Patients were screened for vision problem, anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire and Blood check-up (CBC & Sugar) was done.

After examination the doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients. 6 Cataract patients were identified and were referred to Bacchuali eye hospital for treatment. Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Mahanagar Gas Limited. Mr. Sachin Panchmukh (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.










778 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp in Reay Road

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:50 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:50 PM ]

Mumbai, 17-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Indira Nagar slum in Reay road area. 112 patients (15 children, 44 men and 53 women) were examined by the team of doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Mr. Sunil Pandhare (Staff-DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their Para-medical staff. Dr. Dinesh Badani, Dr. Smita Trivedi and Mr. Pramod along with 2 Nurses and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Sugar, Blood Pressure, Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections and vision problems. After examination the doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients. No Cataract patients were identified in this camp.

Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Don Bosco and Mahanagar Gas Limited. Ms. Mamata Gupta (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.





777 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Income Generation Training for Slum Women

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:47 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:47 PM ]

Mumbai, 23-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a two days training workshop on ‘Indian Spices Making Business’ for the women from Ashok Nagar slum in Ghatkoper (West). This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

The objective of this training was to impart skills and knowledge on spice making as micro business for supplementary income of the families connected to this project. 25 women completed the entire training. The programme began with the welcome of Mrs. Manju Bhagawat (resource person) and participants by Mrs Zarina Khan (Staff-DBDS). During the training seven different kinds of spices were taught to participants. This included Chole Masala, Biryani Masala, Special Garam Masala, Kichan King Masala, Mutton Masala, Chicken Masala and Chai Masala etc.

After the training, Mr. Pradeep Moon trained participants on marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start-up a small business. Raw spices were distributed to participants to help them in starting their business. “I am grateful to Don Bosco for this training; this has benefited me a lot,” said Mrs. Nazama Kinjali. After the training, Mrs. Fatima Shah (part time teacher) proposed the vote of thanks.






776 AXA PROJECT: INCOME GENERATION TRAINING FOR SHG WOMEN

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:44 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:44 PM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 21-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a five days training workshop on Bakery products making skills for 20 Self-Help Group (SHG) women from Ajantha Nagar slum in Chinchwad. This training was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The objective of this training was to impart skills and knowledge on micro business for supplementary income to the families connected to this project. The training was held in association with ‘Kasturba Mahila Khadi Gramodyog Vidyalaya’ which is a government recognized training institution.

Mrs. Vasudha Dalvi (Sr. Technical staff) and Mrs. Lalita Mahajan (Jr. Technical Staff) were the resource persons. During the training 15 different kinds of bakery product were taught to participants. These included bread, maska pav, pizza base, Donut, butter biscuit, ajwin biscuit, hide & seek, wheat biscuit, coconut biscuit, Nankatai, black forest cake, doll cake, tea time cake and pineapple cake etc. Participants of the training were selected based on an interview. The trainers also conducted session on marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product.








775 MGL Disha Project: Financial Literacy Session in Ghatkoper

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:37 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:37 PM ]

Mumbai, 17-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a session on ‘Investment Planning’ for women from low income group residing in Ashok Nagar slum in Ghatkoper (West). 59 women participated in this workshop which was organized under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Mr. Dinesh Dedhia (Public Relation Inspector) from Mahim post office was the resource person for the training. The workshop focused on the saving and investment behaviour of people. He further urged the participants to save money and invest smartly so that they could have good returns from the investments. After the session Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff-DBDS) thanked everyone for participating in the program.





774 FINANCIAL LITERACY SESSION IN BOPODI SLUM

posted Sep 25, 2019, 11:34 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 11:34 PM ]

Koregaon Park (Pune), 24-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Koregaon Park organized a workshop on ‘Savings, Investment and Insurance’ for women from low income group residing at Bopodi slum in Pune. 25 women participated in this workshop which was organized under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.


Ms. Nilima (Staff - DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Mr. Nagsen Chavan (Coordinator - DBDS) was the resource person for the training. He gave information on following:

· Term Deposits
· Recurring deposit
· Public Provident Fund
· National Saving Certificate
· Kisan Vikas Patra
· Sukanya Samruddhi Yojana
· Ponzy schemes etc

The participants asked questions which were all answered by the resource person. Ms. Nilima Chandhare (Staff -DBDS) proposed vote of thanks at the end.




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