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325 MGL DISHA PROJECT: FREE HEALTH CAMP IN NALANDA NAGAR SLUM

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9-June-2018, Mumbai:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a free health check-up camp for the women and children residing in Nalanda Nagar slum in Ghatkopar (East). 145 women, children and youth were examined by the doctors in this camp. The camp was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Dr. Dinesh Badani and Dr. Smita Trivedi along with 1 Nurse and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. The purpose of this health camp was to identify anaemic children and women in the slum.
Patients were screened for anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. 15 volunteers from the local slum also participated in the health camp. The volunteers were extremely helpful as they helped in arranging facilities, visiting slums and informing people about the health camp and managing the crowd. The doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to such patients who were anaemic.

Giving her feedback, one of the beneficiary of the health camp- Ms. Sandhya Kharat & Mr. Sagar Sable said, “We are very grateful to Don Bosco for holding this health camp, it has benefited many people in this area which is devoid of government health services.” Mrs. Zarina Khan (Staff – DBDS) made the logistical arrangement for this health camp. She also proposed vote of thanks at the end.












324 MORE THAN 350 SLUM KIDS PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORTS FESTIVAL

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15-June-2018, Vadodara (Gujarat): Roshini Don Bosco held 5 days’ sports festival for the children of support classes in the slums of Vadodara city. More than 350 children from different classes participated in this event held under the aegis of ‘Children Education Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The main objective of this sports festival held from 10-June to 14-June was to promote physical sports among these slum kids. “These days we see more and more children getting addicted to television, computer and mobile. They spend lots of their time only on these gadgets and do not do sufficient physical activity and hence we conducted this sports festival,” said Miss Jagruti Patil (Coordinator – Roshni).

There were games like Lemon-Spoon, Musical Chairs, Kho-Kho, etc. Also since it was the end of summer vacations, this sports festival was a super success as it brought joy to the lives of these slum kids. More than the prizes all the children cherished the moments of fun and togetherness. They went back home physically and mentally refreshed.




























323 LEGAL AWARENESS FOR WOMEN IN BHARAT NAGAR SLUM

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12-June-2018, Pune: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized a Legal awareness session for women in Bharat Nagar slum in Pune. 23 women participated in this awareness programme which was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The objective of the programme was to empower women with the knowledge on legal matters concerning their personal and family life. Advocate Mrs. Rekha Tingre was the resource person for this programme. She explained laws related to domestic violence, Divorce, maintenance rights, Sexual Harassment at work Place, Property right, matrimonial laws, provisions under sections 302, 420, 498(a), 375,376, 377,354 of Indian Penal Code. She motivated participants to openly discuss their problems and suggested actions on them.

Ms. Nilima Chandhere (Trainer-DBDS) gave vote of thanks at the end of the programme.





322 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR SHG WOMEN IN INDIRA NAGAR SLUM

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14-June-2018, Pune: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized an interactive training session on ‘Financial Literacy’ for the women in Indira Nagar slum in Pune. 27 women Participated in this training program held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The programme started with the welcome note by Ms. Nilima Chandhare (Trainer-DBDS) in which she spoke about the Women Empowerment Project and the activities of DBDS. Mr Nagsen Chavan (Coordinator - DBDS) conducted the financial literacy training session and he explained following aspect of finance:

· Illegal financial schemes and their scams, online frauds
· Financial scams like Speak Asia Online, Royal Twinkle Star Club Ltd, Pearl, Pancard, Stock guru India etc
· Government Schemes such as Samrudha Jivan yojana, PPF, Atal Pension Yojana, Jiwan Jyoti yojana, Post office saving Schemes etc
· Insurance schemes – Important of Term Insurance and Health Insurance.

Participants were actively involved and some of them also shared how they were cheated by illegal financial schemes and lost their savings. Program ended with vote of thanks by Ms Jyoti Sonwane (Staff - DBDS).





321 LEGAL AWARENESS SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

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12-June-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society organized a ‘Legal Awareness session’ workshop for women residing in the slums of Saibaba Nagar in Chinchwad. 31 women participated in the workshop which was part of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services, Pune.

The objective of the workshop was to create legal awareness among women about their rights and entitlements. Advocate Pretti Sathe was the resource person for this workshop. In her first session she covered important clauses of following acts:

• Protection of Women’s from Domestic Violence Act – 2005
• Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act – 1956
• Dowry Prohibition Act – 1961 sec 498 A
• Pre – Conception and Pre – Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex selection Act – 1994)
• The Criminal law amendment act 2014

In the next session she explained about women’s Property rights, Marriage and personal laws, divorce and their provision under law, maintenance, domestic violence, inheritance law, Hindu Marriage Act, etc. Participants also actively discussed their problems and were guided accordingly by the resource person. After the session snacks were served to all. Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Co-ordinator- DBDS) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of session.





320 CANCER CHECK-UP CAMP FOR WOMEN IN AJANTA NAGAR SLUM

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14-June-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a Free Cancer Check-up Camp for women residing in Ajanta Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 69 women were examined by the doctors in this camp held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services, Pune.

The camp was held in collaboration with Doctors and their team from Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital in Pune. Dr. Sucheta Deshpande, Dr. Smita Mehndale along with two Nurses, two Coordinators examined the patients during this health camp. Along with Oral and Breast cancer check-up, Blood Pressure, Sugar level check-up were also done for all patients. Two breast cancer patients were identified in this camp. Some Patients were also referred to Aditya Birla Hospital for further treatment. DBDS staff did all the logistical arrangement and canvassing for this health camp.













319 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Financial Literary For Youth

posted Jun 7, 2018, 4:35 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 4:35 AM ]

6-June-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai conducted a session on ‘Savings, investments and Financial Planning’ for the youth in Ramabai Nagar slum in Mumbai. The workshop was attended by 20 youth; held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Mr Mahesh Kumar (Senior Project Manager – DBDS) was the resource person for this event. The workshop covered following sessions:

1) Thumb rules on saving and investment, Ponzy Schemes
2) Time value of Money, interest rates, Compounding
3) Investing in Small saving schemes to meet Financial Goals

The session on small saving schemes gave them the knowledge of the various saving schemes 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.






318 ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION FOR SLUM CHILDREN IN AJANTA NAGAR

posted Jun 7, 2018, 4:29 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 4:30 AM ]

6-June-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Road Safety and Traffic Rules’ for the children in Ajantha Nagar slum in Pune. 39 children participated in this session which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari – (aDBDS- Coordinator) was the resource persons for this session. In her interactive session, she covered various DO’s and DON’Ts related to road safety and also explained various traffic symbols used in day to day life. She laid special emphasises on following points:

• Speed limits, helmet
• Drinking and driving
• Honking, headlight and use of dipper
• Traffic signals, waiting time
• Zebra crossing, speed breakers
• Emergency medical services, etc.

She also educated children on helping victims of road accidents. In case of accidents always call police by dialling numbers: 100 & 103. After the session snacks were served to all the children. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (staff- DBDS) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program.





317 OVARIAN CANCER PREVENTIVE CHECKUP CAMP FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Jun 7, 2018, 4:24 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 7, 2018, 4:25 AM ]

5-June-2018, Pune: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized an Ovarian Cancer Preventive Checkup Camp for women in Thete Wasti slum in Pune. 55 women underwent Ovarian Cancer checkup held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The Ovarian Cancer Preventive Checkup camp started at 9.30 am and it continued till 3.30 pm. Women in the age group of 30 to 60 years were screened in this camp. A short film on importance of ovarian cancer Checkup was also screened for the participants. All the 55 women underwent VIA (Visual Inspection of Acetic Acid) Tests and Coagulator therapy. One women was found to be suspected of Ovarian Cancer and was sent for further examination to Prayas Foundation’s Hospital at Deccan in Pune.







316 MGL DISHA PROJECT: World Environment Day for Slum Kids

posted Jun 6, 2018, 9:09 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 9:11 AM ]

5-June-2018, Mumbai:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness session for the children of Ashok Nagar slum on the occasion of the ‘World Environment Day’ to create awareness on environment issues. Around 60 children and their teachers from the study classes participated in this event held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Ltd.

The study class children gathered in the community hall at 10.30 am and their teacher Ms. Shubhangi spoke to them about the deteriorating environment and the need to save, preserve and conserve environment. Children learned about saving water, saving forest, cleanliness, stop using polythene bags etc. Mrs. Zarina Khan (Staff – DBDS) made the logistical arrangement for this programme and also proposed vote of thanks at the end.







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