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928 Village Education Project for underprivileged kids in Rajasthan

posted Jan 4, 2020, 6:29 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 4, 2020, 6:31 AM ]


Salawad (Kota – Rajasthan), 03-Jan-2020:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) through one of its implementing partner i.e. Don Bosco Salawad is successfully running a village education project in 10 nearby villages for the extremely poor children of stone-quarry workers and farmers. This project benefits more than 300 kids and is completely supported by van Ameringen Foundation.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) during his visit to this project, thanked van Ameringen Foundation for its support – he also placed on record his sincere thanks to Mr Clarence and Salesian Missions (New Rochelle – USA) for their support. The project is successfully running since July 2019 and is aimed at helping the kids in not just coping-up with their academic studies but also in their holistic development.

Fr Gregory D’Cunha (project director) along with Mr Suresh Verma (project coordinator) regularly visit the project and monitor all the activities. Speaking on the occasion Fr D’Cunha encouraged the students to study well and wished the kids a bright future.





















927 Christmas Celebrations for Around 800 Farmers Kids in Ahmednagar

posted Dec 27, 2019, 8:34 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 8:35 AM ]

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) 22-Dec-2019: The Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra (BGVK) organized a Christmas celebrations (cum Annual Day) for the students who are the beneficiaries of the ‘Village Education Project’. Altogether 798 kids of poor farmers participated in the programme which was fully supported by Kindermissionswerk (Aachen, Germany).

Fr. Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - Don Bosco Development Society) was the Chief Guest for the programme. He in his inaugural speech thanked Kindermissionswerk for their support and he also placed on record his sincere thanks to all the Children Carol Singers in Germany for their help in raising funds for this project. Mr. Vishwas Sonawale (Associate – Tata Power Community Development Trust), Mr Anna Motte (Sarpanch Shanjapur) were the other dignitaries present.

There was a magic show organized for these kids, the magician then mesmerized the little impressionable minds for over an hour. Besides being surprised with some spot prizes, the children were also treated to a sumptuous fellowship meal.

The second half of the day was the cultural festival – celebrating the diversity of India. This cultural event included colorful cultural feast of traditional, contemporary and folk dances some of which dealt with pertinent social themes. The Christmas Celebrations ended by giving every child a small gift and by capturing the moment with group photos.

Fr George D’Abreo (Director – BGVK) in his vote of thanks specially thanked Kindermissionswerk and Don Bosco Mission as well for their support not only for this programme but also for sponsoring the entire project. He also thanked all the teachers who teach these kids daily.







         


926 Christmas Celebrations with More Than 600 Slum Kids

posted Dec 27, 2019, 8:28 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 8:29 AM ]


Vadodara (Gujarat), 21-Dec-2019:
The Roshni Don Bosco celebrated Christmas with 621 children in various slums of Vadodara. This programme was held under the aegis of ‘Children Education Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain. 

The children were very happy, they sang Christmas Carols, danced, played games, action songs with the other slum children. Parents and people of the slums also participated in this event. Cakes, pastries and chocolates were served to all.
       











925 Anti-Tobacco Campaign: Series of Street Plays In Chinchwad-Pimpri Area

posted Dec 27, 2019, 8:06 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 8:06 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 24-Dec-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Chinchwad, organized four street plays in Mahatama Phule Nagar, Thermax Chowk, Parshuram Chowk and Ajantha Nagar slum. These street plays were held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The aim of these street plays was to create awareness on the health risks associated with tobacco consumption and its effect on person and family. 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. The street play portrayed the ordeal which the family members undergoes whose head is a smoker and a tobacco chewer. The street play was followed by a group discussion in which people from the locality participated and they all condemned the habit of consuming tobacco.












924 Four-Days Training Workshop on Candle Making In Nagpur Chawl

posted Dec 27, 2019, 8:01 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 8:01 AM ]

Koregaon Park (Pune), 21-Dec-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society, Koregaon Park (Pune) organized a four-days training workshop from 18th to 21st December on ‘Candle Making’ as a business activity. 22 women from Nagpur Chawl slum participated in this training workshop held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

Mrs. Ashwani Kamble was the resource person. She taught the participants six types of fancy candles which included Tealight candle, White Pillar candle, Little Glass Gel set candle, Plastic Diya Candle, Texture Type candle and Birthday date Numbers types candle. The training programme also included sessions on production, marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and brand building of Candle products. The participants learnt the production process and the business management skills with great enthusiasm and were very positive on starting their own candle making business.













923 AXA Project: FREE HEALTH CAMP IN SAIBABA NAGAR

posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:57 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 7:57 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 21-Dec-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a free health Check-up Camp for the residents of Saibaba Nagar slum in Chinchwad. This camp which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services.

Dr Sanyukta Mahadik, Dr Joy Bansode and their medical team from Indrayani Hospital examined 147 patients (Male-37, Female- 87 and Children-23). Oral Cancer, BP, Sugar level tests were done for all the patients. Most of the patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Joint pain, Fungal Infection, Common cold, Menstrual irregularities, Calcium deficiency, Gastric Problem, Skin infections, etc. Two cancer patients and one TB patient were referred to specialized hospitals for further treatment. Free medicines were distributed to patients.








922 Exhibition and Sale of Spices by Slum Women in Vadodara

posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:53 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 7:54 AM ]

Vadodara (Gujarat), 21-Dec-2019: The Roshini Don Bosco organized a ‘Promotional and Marketing’ event for the women trained in Spice Making business under the aegis of ‘Spice making and marketing project’ supported by MIX FOR KIDS e.v., Germany.

This exhibition-cum-sale event attracted many daily commuters who not only stopped to enquire about the products but also purchased the spices from them. Most of the visitors appreciated the quality of products which was being sold at a very competitive price. The participating women made substantial profit in two days which was very encouraging and motivating for them.










921 Anti-Tobacco Campaign: Health Risk Awareness Session in Ghatkoper

posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:48 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 7:49 AM ]

Mumbai, 21-Dec-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the children and their parents associated with the remedial classes in Ghatkoper (West). 74 people participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Mr. Sunil Chawan (Nashabandi Mandal) 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 of such habits. Mr. Sunil covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse in youth, effect on liver, kidney, 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. Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this session and gave the vote of thanks.




920 MGL Disha Project: Environmental Awareness Session in Mahim

posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:46 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 7:47 AM ]

Mumbai, 21-Dec-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness session on ‘Air Pollution and Clean Fuel’ for the residents of Ramgad slum in Mahim (West). 30 women participated in this session which was organized under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer- DBDS) was the resource person for the program. The objective of this workshop was to make people aware about clean fuel like Compress Natural Gas (CNG), renewal energy resources, pollution and health hazards due to pollution.

The participants asked many questions which were answered by the resource person. Ms. Kavita (Staff -DBDS) made the logistical arrangement for this event. The workshop ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Asmita Varpe (volunteer).




919 AXA PROJECT: Health Awareness Session for Women in Saibaba Nagar

posted Dec 27, 2019, 7:44 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 27, 2019, 7:44 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 20-Dec-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the women residing at Saibaba Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 28 women participated in this programme held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services. 

The objective of the programme was to educate women on health, hygiene and health risk behaviour. Ms. Vibhavari Kamble was the resource person for this workshop. In the first part, she educated women on the physical and mental health and its relationship to sanitation. Then she spoke about reproductive and child health. In the second part of the session, she spoke on the risks of consuming tobacco. This included educating them on the harmful effects of tobacco on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it.

This session was followed by question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions which were answered by the resource person. Ms. Sarika Kadam (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this workshop and organized women to participate in this event.





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