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513 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION IN DURGA NAGAR SLUM

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14-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ at Durga Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 24 people participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd. 

The programme started with the introduction of resource person by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator -DBDS). Mr. Vijay Gokhlae (Cancer Awareness Foundation) 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. Mr. Gokhale covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it.

This was followed by question and answer session in which participants asked many questions related to their chewing tobacco, alcohol and cancer. The questions were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff -DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session. Ms. Lalita proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program. After the session snacks were served to all.



512 INCOME GENERATION TRAINING FOR DHARAVI SLUM WOMEN

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15-Feb-2019, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a one-day training workshop on ‘production of domestic cleaning products’ for 20 women from Shankar Kavade Nagar slum in Dharavi. This training programme was held under the aegis of project supported by Dr. Hannes Spieth.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) personally visited the training programme with the Dr. Hannes Spieth (who had sponsored the entire training program and also the start-up kits for all the participants). Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the guests, resource person and the participants and explained the objectives of the training.

Mrs. Ashwini Kharatmol was the resource persons for this workshop. During the training, the participants learnt to make seven different kinds of ‘domestic cleaning products’. These products included Phenyl, Detergent, Hi-tech powder, Hand wash, Dish wash, Floor Cleaner, Toilet Cleaner. Apart from teaching the production process, the resource person also taught marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and also discussed on starting a small business.

Dr. Spieth told all the participants that it was a great joy for him and his friend to witness this program and he wished all the very best for their bright future. After the programme, all the participants were also given start-up kits so that they start production after this training program. Ms. Kavita Kamble (DBDS – Staff) mobilized women to attend the training programme. She also proposed the vote of thanks.









511 ROAD SAFETY SESSION FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

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15-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Road Safety and Traffic Rules’ for the students of Swami Vivekanand School at Sahyog Nagar slum in Chinchwad. Around 200 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Mr. Dilip A. Bhosale (Police Inspector, Traffic Department) was the resource persons for this session. He covered following topics on road safety such as:
· Obey Traffic rules
· Pass or overtake the vehicle in front of you from its right side
· Be extra cautious while approaching a junction
· Always give a right of way to vehicles already progressing
· Don’t horn in prohibited areas like hospital zones, school zones, etc.
· Use helmet while driving
· Use zebra lines, avoid running while on road etc

He also educated children on various DO’s and DON’Ts related to road safety, keeping documents such as Driving license, Registration certificate, Taxation certificate, Insurance certificate, Fitness certificate while driving and helping victims of road accidents. In case of accidents always call police by dialing numbers: 100 & 108. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session.





510 SPICE MAKING TRAINING FOR SLUM WOMEN

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14-Feb-2019, Koregaon Park (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Koregaon Park organized a training programme on spice making for 18 Self-Help Group women residing in the Laxminagar slum in Pune. The idea being to help women to raise their family income by taking up spice making as a business activity. This training workshop was organized under the aegis of ‘Women empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Mrs. Rohini Jawalkar was the trainer for this training. Mr. Nagsen Chavan (Co-ordinator-DBDS) welcomed all the participants and resources person and shared the objective of the programme. Mrs Rohini Jawalkar taught the production process of following 10 types of spices:

1. Kanda Lahsun masala.
2. Sambar masala.
3. Mutton masala.
4. Biryani Masala.
5. Pulav Masala.
6. Tea Masala.
7. Goda Masala.
8. Chat masala.
9. Pavbhaji Masala.
10. Garam Masala.

Mr. Nagsen then took a session on various aspects of business like marketing, sales, product branding, promotion, customer care service, customer data management, product advertising, product costing, profit, product price, and many other things which are related to business. Ms. Nilima Chandare (Staff-DBDS) took a full review of the training programme and gave vote of thanks.








509 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Sessions for School Students

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:51 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:52 AM ]

13-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the students of Jai Bhavani Madyamic Vidyalay in Chinchwad. 220 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Dr. Naryan Jaibhai was the resource person for this session. The objective of this session was to educate students on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics on composition of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, and forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this Session with the school authorities.




508 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:48 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:49 AM ]

12-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the Self-Help Group women residing in Saibaba Nagar slum. 31 women participated in the session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported AXA Business Services. 

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS) introduced the Resource person and shared information about the project with the participants. Mr. Vijay More was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate women on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Mr. Vijay covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with.

This was followed by question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to their chewing tobacco. The questions were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (DBDS -Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized women to participate in this session. Ms. Lalita proposed the vote of thanks at the end of session. After the session snacks were served to all.



507 FREE EYE CHECK-UP CAMP AT NAGPUR CHAWL SLUM IN PUNE

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:45 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:46 AM ]

12-Feb-2019, Koregaon Park (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society, Pune organized a free eye check-up camp for the residents of Nagpur Chawl slum. 190 patients were examined in this eye camp held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Eye camp started at 10.00 am and concluded at about 3.00pm. The eye camp was inaugurated by Mr. Ajay Kamble (Retired-Tahsildar). Mr. Nagsen Chavan (Coordinator- DBDS) welcomed the medical team and patients. Dr Ranaware and Dr. Amol examined the patients. 13 patients were diagnosed with Cataract. 31 patients with defective eyesight were distributed spectacles at a nominal charge of Rs.100 only. The DBDS staff did the mobilization as well as the logistical arrangements for this camp. They will also keep the follow-up of the patients diagnosed with Cataract.









506 LEGAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:42 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:42 AM ]

11-Feb-2019, Koregaon Park (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a Legal Awareness workshop for the Self-Help Group women from the Vrindavan Nagar slum in Pune. 22 women participated in this programme held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Ms. Priya Sonwane (Staff-DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Advocate Yogini Gaikwad was the resource person. She explained the women’s rights in marriage, Property rights, act of divorce and their features, maintenance Act, Old age maintenance Act, Domestic violence, Inter caste Marriage Act, New amendments in law, the sexual harassment of women at workplace Act 2013, dowry Prohibition act, daughter’s rights in Hindu succession Act etc. Participants actively participated and asked question about their problems. The questions were all satisfactorily answered by the resource person. Program ended with vote of thank by Ms. Nilima Chandhere (Staff- DBDS).





505 FREE HEALTH CAMP IN DHARAVI SLUM

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:38 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:39 AM ]

13-Feb-2019, Mumbai : The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Rajiv Gandhi nagar slum in Dharavi. 205 patients (26 children, 74 men and 105 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of project supported by Dr. Mario Schmidt (Germany).

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) personally supervised various activities of the health camp. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their para-medical staff. The camp was held in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro Ltd in Andheri. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr. Smita Trivedi, 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 Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections etc.

The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Patients were screened for vision problem and anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. No Cataract patients were identified in this camp. The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections.

Ms. Kavita Kamble (DBDS-Staff) and volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful in logistical arrangement such as putting up pandal, chairs and tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and in managing the crowd. Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Don Bosco Development Society. Ms. Prabhawati Jaiswal (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.













504 ORGANIC FARMING TRAINING FOR TRIBAL FARMERS

posted Feb 11, 2019, 3:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 3:18 AM ]

Chhota Udepur (Gujarat), February-2019: The Lok Seva Kendra (LSK), Chhota Udepur organized a series of trainings and exposure visits for the tribal farmers from more than 40 villages. 120 farmers participated in these training workshops and exposure visits. These programmes were organized under the ‘Sustainable Organic Farming Project’ supported by KräuterMix, Germany.

Dr. Mahesh Patel from Anand Agriculture University and Mr. Kausik Patel from Shroff Foundation were the resource persons. In the training they educated farmers on following:

· Harmful effect of Chemical fertilizers, Chemical Pesticides, impact on environment, soil, water bodies, ground water, increased cost of farming, decreasing productivity and farm yield.
· Concept of sustainable organic farming: agricultural production systems, vermicomposting, soil testing, ecological biodiversity, biological pest control, crop rotation, livestock management practices etc.

After the training, 5 days’ exposure visit was held to demo farms and agricultural extension services at Anand Agriculture University. Entire staff of LSK participated in this programme.











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