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644 GRADUATION DAY: 441 Students Complete their Skills Training

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:41 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:41 AM ]

Mumbai, 20-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized the graduation day ceremony for the students who successfully completed the vocational skills training. 441 students were felicitated in the gala ceremony held in the Bianchi Hall of the Don Bosco International School. 

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) welcomed the guests and audience. Speaking on the occasion he encouraged the students to set high goals and make strategy to achieve them. The dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr. Saurabh Tripathi (Deputy Commissioner of Police - Mumbai) and Mr. Nishant Kumar Sinha (Manager-CSR, Mahanagar Gas Limited).

Students who received the certification were trained in different skills like Computer Operator, Basic Tally, Spoken English, Tailoring and Garment Making, Beautician (Hair), Beautician (Skin). Almost all the students were from economically marginalized background. The duration of these courses ranged from 30 days to 3 months.

Dr. Tripathi expressed his joy after seeing so many women being empowered through these skills. He further added the need of being a responsible citizens and how especially the youth ought to be more responsible with the media they use. Mr. Nishant encouraged the students with his motivational speech. He emphasised on using the skills in improving their quality of life. After the event sumptuous snacks were served to all.








643 HEALTH AWARENESS SESSION for Adolescent Girls in Datta Nagar

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:32 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:42 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 15-June-2019:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in the Datta Nagar slums. 30 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. 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, 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. She also spoke about the safe and effective birth control methods.

After that she covered topics on risks of consuming tobacco. This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff –DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.





642 HEALTH RISK AWARENESS FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:28 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:28 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 6-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in the Ram Nagar slum. 20 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. 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. She also spoke about the safe and effective birth control methods.

After that she covered topics on risks of consuming tobacco. This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkharie (Staff- DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this event and organized girls to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.






641 HEALTH RISK AWARENESS for Youth and Senior Citizen

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:23 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:23 AM ]


Chinchwad (Pune), 20-June-2019:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ for the citizens in Indira Nagar slum under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Limited.

The programme started with the introduction of the resource person and staff by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS). Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habit. 35 youth and senior citizen participated in this session.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics on composition of tobacco, history of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. He also spoke about diabetes, heart related ailments and educated people on prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis. Participant asked many questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized participants for this session. After the session snacks were served to all.




640 HEALTH RISK REDUCTION Awareness session for Citizens

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:20 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:20 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 5-June-2019: 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 Limited.

The session started with the introduction of the resource person and staff by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS). Dr. Narayan Jaibhai from government hospital was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. 30 youth and senior citizens participated in this workshop.

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. He also spoke about diabetes, heart related ailments and educated people on prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis. Participant asked many questions which were answered by the resource person.

Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire (Staff- DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized youth to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.




639 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Session for Slum women

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:14 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:14 AM ]


Mumbai, 8-June-2019:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the women in Dinbandu Nagar slum in Wadala. 31 women participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Mr. Sunil Pandhare (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Mr. Sunil Chawan was the resource person for this session. The objective of this session was to educate women on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits. Mr. Sunil covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, effect on liver, kidney, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Participants asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Ms. Sangeeta (Part Time Teacher -DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and gave vote of thanks.




638 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Session for Slum Children

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:10 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:10 AM ]

Mumbai, 4-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the children of Indira nagar slum in Sion Koliwada. 64 children participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Mr. Sunil Chawan was the resource person for this session. The objective of this session was to educate children on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits. Mr. Sunil covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Children asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Ms. Deepa (Teacher- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and gave vote of thanks.






637 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Street Play in Wadala (East)

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:05 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:06 AM ]

Mumbai, 15-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a Street play on the harmful effects of tobacco in Dinbandhu Nagar slum in Wadala (East). The street play was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited. 

The objective of the street play was to educate people on the harmful effects of tobacco and to abstain people from consuming tobacco. It highlighted the fact that easy availability of tobacco products and encouragement from peers, family etc, makes young people addicted to smoking and chewing tobacco. More than 175 children, men & women from the slum, participated carrying flashcards and educated the commuter on the way.








636 SAVINGS, INVESTMENTS AND FINANCIAL PLANNING SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Jun 22, 2019, 8:59 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:00 AM ]

Koregaon Park (Pune), 14-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized an interactive session on the topic of ‘Savings, investments and Financial Planning’ for the SHG women from the Laxmi Nagar Slum in Pune. 18 women from low income group participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘women empowerment project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Mr. Nagsen Chavan (Coordinator-DBDS) was the resource person and he covered following topics:

1) Thumb rules on savings and investment, Ponzi Schemes

3) Investing in Small saving schemes to meet Financial Goals

4) Life insurance, risk cover, health insurance and investment in insurance products

The session started with understanding the current savings and investment instruments of the participants. This was followed by explaining the effect of inflation on the savings and investments. The next topic was on Ponzy schemes which dealt with dubious collective investment schemes which duped many people. Next session on small saving schemes gave them the knowledge of various saving and investment schemes like PPF, Sukanya Samruddhi Yojana, Atal Pension Yojna, NPS, Suraksha Bima Yojna etc run by post offices and how saving in these schemes can create wealth for them.

The workshop ended on a positive note as participants were motivated to start investing in small savings to meet their financial goals. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms. Jyoti Sonwane (Staff-DBDS).








635 HEALTH AWARENESS SESSION FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS

posted Jun 22, 2019, 8:55 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 8:56 AM ]


Koregaon Park (Pune), 15-June-2019:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a health awareness session for the adolescent girls in Mother Teresa Nagar slum in Pune. 18 girls participated in the session held under the aegis of ‘women empowerment project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Ms. Leena (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Ms. Nilima Chandare was the resource person for this session. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on personal health, hygiene, sanitation, menstrual cycle, diet and nutrition. She covered following topics:

· Physical changes and stress

· Psychological and emotional changes

· Female reproductive system

· Gender equality

· Different aspect of growing stages.

After the question and answer session Dettol soap was distributed to participants. Snacks were served to all.





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