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1333 Covid-19 Relief Operations Continue In Mumbai for the Needy

posted by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated ]


Mumbai, July 2021:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) during the last one week helped another 1079 Covid-affected families in the slums of Mumbai. They distributed medical kits containing variety of protective gears, digital oximeters, digital thermometers, health supplements, toiletries, sanitizers, etc. This relief operation was financially supported by a local company.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) mentioned that this relief operation is part of a bigger project that is presently catering to more than 31,000 people across the state of Maharashtra.

Social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to during this entire process. DBDS has reached out to more than 835,000 poor and needy during the course of the last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1332 MGL Disha Project: Advance Skills Training For the Underprivileged

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Mumbai, July 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai started two batches in March 2021 with 100 students in advance tailoring and advance beauty care under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

These classes were conducted through video conferencing using online platforms. The instructors held two hour classes every day. All the 100 students completed their course in June 2021.

The practicals (hands on experience), exams and placements were held in July 2021. Some of the beauty care students have obtained employment and some have started their own business. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) plans to distribute 20 Sewing Machines and 20 Beauty Care kits to best performing students in August 2021.

The details are as follows:


No.

Starting Date

Course

Total students

Place

Teacher

1

10-3-2021

Advance Beautician (Batch-1)

25

DBDS

Sarita Jay Sawant

2

10-3-2021

Advance Beautician (Batch-2)

25

DBDS

Ms. Snehal Bhopi

3

10-3-2021

Advance Tailoring (Batch-1)

25

DBDS

Reena Devi Kothial

4

10-3-2021

Advance Tailoring (Batch-2)

25

DBDS

Reena Devi Kothial

 

Total

 

100

 

 

 

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1331 Covid-19 Relief Operations Continues In Vadodara

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Vadodara (Gujarat), July 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) reached out to yet another 80 Covid-affected families from the slums of Vadodara city through the distribution of a ration kit and a medical kit for each family. This relief operation was financially supported by Crompton CSR Foundation.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) thanked Crompton CSR Foundation for the financial support; he also mentioned that this relief operation is a part of a larger project that is presently being implemented in Maharashtra and Gujarat which is catering to more than 4500 people. Fr George Miranda (Rector - Snehalaya) along with the staff successfully implemented this task.

Social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to during this entire process. DBDS has reached out to more than 835, 000 poor and needy during the course of the last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1330 Covid-19 Relief Operations in Nashik for the Needy

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Nashik, July 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with Don Bosco Nashik helped another 400 Covid-affected families in the city. They distributed dry-ration kits to 200 families and medical kits to 200 families; this relief operation was financially supported by a local company.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) mentioned that this relief operation is part of a bigger project that is presently catering to more than 31,000 people across the state of Maharashtra. Fr Royal D’Abreo and Fr Roshan Gonsalves along with staff and volunteers successfully implemented this task.

Social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to during this entire process. DBDS has reached out to more than 835,000 poor and needy during the course of the last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1329 Covid-19 Relief Operations Continue In Chinchwad for the Needy

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Chinchwad (Pune), July 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) helped another 230 Covid-affected families from the slums of Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune. They distributed dry-ration kits to 140 families and medical kits to another 90 families; the beneficiaries included blind people, pregnant women, etc. This relief operation was financially supported by a local company.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) mentioned that this relief operation is part of a bigger project that is presently catering to more than 31,000 people across the state of Maharashtra.

Social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to during this entire process. DBDS has reached out to more than 835,000 poor and needy during the course of the last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1328 Covid-19 Relief Operations Continue In Mumbai for the Needy

posted Jul 29, 2021, 8:25 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 29, 2021, 8:25 PM ]

Mumbai, July 2021:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) helped another 500 Covid-affected families in the slums of Mumbai. They distributed dry-ration; supplies that will last for an entire month. This relief operation was financially supported by a local company.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) mentioned that this relief operation is part of a bigger project that is presently catering to more than 31,000 people across the state of Maharashtra.

Social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to during this entire process. DBDS has reached out to more than 835,000 poor and needy during the course of the last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1327 Covid-19 Relief Operations for the Needy in Dakor

posted Jul 26, 2021, 2:25 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 26, 2021, 2:26 AM ]

Dakor (Gujarat), July-2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with Don Bosco Dakor helped 100 frontline workers in the area. This relief work is part of a bigger project that is presently catering to more than 13,000 poor and needy in Gujarat; financially supported by Manos Unidas (Spain).

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) thanked ‘Manos Unidas’ for their generous support. He also mentioned that this project is benefiting the tribals living in the forests areas of Gujarat as well as the landless agricultural workers in the different remote villages. Ration distribution, awareness campaigns and catering to the safety of the frontline workers in the area are some of the highlights of this project.

Fr Pravin Makwana (Rector – Don Bosco Dakor) along with lay-staff and volunteers is currently executing this relief project. Social distancing and other government compliances are being strictly adhered to during this entire process.

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1326 Sports and Nutrition Project in Vadodara: football coaching for slum girls

posted Jul 26, 2021, 2:23 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 26, 2021, 2:23 AM ]

Vadodara (Gujarat), July 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with Don Bosco Snehalaya is providing free Football coaching and daily nutrition to 30 girls from the various slums of Vadodara under the aegis of Sports and Nutrition project supported by Mix for Kids e.V, Germany.

The coaching was discontinued for a while due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and the imposition of restrictions by the district administration. The football coaching is resumed with effect from 1st July 2021. Mr Shivam is the football coach who coaches the girls every day; Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Girls are also given daily nutrition after the session.

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1325 Sustainable Livelihood Project for the Women in Vadodara: spice making trainings and spice stalls

posted Jul 26, 2021, 2:20 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 26, 2021, 2:20 AM ]

Vadodara, July 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Vadodara organized refresher training for the women and an exhibition cum sale of spice products in slum areas of Vadodara city. These ventures were conducted under the aegis of project supported by MIX FOR KIDS e.V (Germany) in Vadodara.

The purpose of the training was to review the progress of the learning that took place in the last training workshop. Mrs. Nishaben parmar was the resource person. Jagruti patil (coordinator) introduced the resource person and explained the objectives and expected outcome of the training. In the training the resource person helped individual women in providing solutions to the problems faced by women in context of production of spices, packaging and promotion of spices, pricing of products, consumer behaviour during pandemic, storage and expiry of products.

The resource person expressed her opinion that it is very challenging for individual women working on micro level to market and sell their product but creating a targeted geographical promotional awareness in low income areas can bring positive growth in selling the products. The programme ended with feedback from individual participants.

Similarly, an exhibition cum sale of spice products was organised in Jagruti Mohalla area in Vadodara. These spice products were made by the enterprising women trained in the project. This event was decided by women after the refresher training; to take up targeted promotional awareness in a low income area.

The stalls opened at 09.00 am and went on till 4.00 pm. Though lot of people visited these stalls but only few people purchased the material. The women followed the social distancing norms set by the government during this event.

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1324 Free Health Camps for 234 Underprivileged Kids in Vadodara: along with health awareness sessions for another 176 slum kids

posted Jul 26, 2021, 2:17 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 26, 2021, 2:17 AM ]

Vadodara (Gujarat), June 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with Don Bosco Snehalaya organized four health camps for 234 girls and boys from the slums of Vadodara. These health camps were held under the aegis of project financially supported by Mix for Kids e.v. (Germany).

The objective of these health camps was to medically examine the children for any disease, infection or ailments with which they might be suffering. The children were found to be suffering from fungal infection, common cold, calcium deficiency, skin infection and anemia.

The doctor gave Iron tablets for 2 months to 32 girls suffering from anemia. Many children had dental problems for which doctor advised to brush teeth twice daily before sleeping and after waking up in morning. 14 children had skin itching problems for which ointment was given and two had ear blockage which was cleaned by the doctor. Vitamin C tablets were given to all children.

The details of these health camps is as follows:

 

Date

Area

Medical Team

Children

 

 

 

Boys

Girls

03.06.2021

Pavan Nagar

Dr Yogesh Agarwal

38

32

05.06.2021

Chandravilla Nagar

Dr Yogesh Agarwal

31

39

11.06.2021

Don Bosco Snehalaya

Dr Yogesh Agarwal

27

0

14.07.2021

Khadawas Slum

Dr Yogesh Agarwal

34

33

Total

 

 

130

104

 

Also five health awareness sessions for 176 boys and girls residing in the slums of Vadodara. Ms Jagruti Patil (Coordinator) was the resource person for all the sessions. The objective of the session was to educate children on reproductive health, Nutrition, hygiene, COVID-19 pandemic and precautions. She covered following topics in these sessions:

· Reproductive System, Menstrual Cycle

· Use of sanitary pads

· Oral hygiene, cleanliness

· Difference between COVID-19, common cold, FLU, Allergies.

· Preventive measures; use of Sanitizer, Soap, face mask

· Food and Nutrition

· Importance of Yoga/Exercises

· Government guidelines


At the end Question and Answer session was held in which children asked questions which were answered. This was followed by serving of snacks to everyone.


The details of these awareness sessions is as follows:

 

Date

Area

Resource Person

Children

 

 

 

Boys

Girls

08.06.2021

Bajaniawas

Ms Jagruti Patil

0

30

15.06.2021

Pavan Nagar

Ms Jagruti Patil

0

30

17.06.2021

Rahodiawas

Ms Jagruti Patil

0

20

21.06.2021

Chaturai Nagar

Ms Jagruti Patil

35

0

22.06.2021

Chandravilla Nagar

Ms Jagruti Patil

25

0

07.07.2021

J.P Nagar

Ms Jagruti Patil

0

36

Total

 

 

60

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