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1266 MGL Disha Project: remedial classes for 565 slum children in Mumbai

posted Apr 8, 2021, 3:05 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 3:05 AM ]


Mumbai, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai is conducting 20 remedial classes for 565 children from slums of Mumbai. Regular classes are going on since July 2020 for the children from Standard I to VII under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Teachers devote two to three hours daily to cover the prescribed syllabus. Children are taught in a child friendly, non-critical and non-threatening environment. Ms Shamika Ranade (Coordinator- remedial classes) regularly meets all the teachers in group of 5 and also mentors them personally on individual basis; in order to guide them in making best use of the time in the classes. Since most of the schools are closed due to the covid pandemic – these classes play a very vital role in the good education of these children.

The details are as follows:

No.

Teacher’s Name

Area/Place

No. of Students

1

Heena Kausar Syed Akbar

Chirag Nagar

30

2

Shah Fatima Abdul Wahab

Jaishoshi Mata Nagar

30

3

Sufiya Mohammad Qamar Shaikh

Ashok Nagar

30

4

Rekha Vikas Yadav

Ashok Nagar

30

5

Shamael Shaikh

Chirag Nagar

30

6

Deepa Govind Gupta

Panjabi Camp

30

7

Kusum Sarvesh Gupta

Panjabi Camp

27

8

Heena Saval Hamid Shaikh

Agarwal Wadi Center

27

9

Veena Baburao Talari

Sion Koliwada

30

10

Kannaujiya Rintu Dinanath

Agarwal Wadi Center

25

11

Mehjabeen Afroz Shaikh

Patel Nagar Bandra West

30

12

Safiya Mohammed Istifaque

Patel Nagar Bandra West

30

13

Priyanka Yadav

Dinbandhu Nagar

30

14

Savita Somnath Dhanve

Ganesh Nagar

30

15

Kajal Rajnarayan Sharma

Panchasheel Nagar

30

16

Sayariz Mohd Salim Malik

Gautam Nagar Wadala

26

17

Aafrin Ejaj Khan

Bhartiya Kamala Nagar

25

18

Shaziya Khatoon Abdul Qadir Qadri

Azad Mohalla Antop Hill

25

19

Khan Kahkasha

Bhartiya Kamala Nagar

25

20

Kannaujiya Priyanka Dinanath

Antop Hill

25

 

Total

565

 

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1265 MGL Disha Project: Self-help Women’s Groups in Mumbai

posted Apr 8, 2021, 3:01 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 3:01 AM ]


Mumbai, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) over the years has formed more than 250 self-help groups (SHG) with the women from the slums of Mumbai; with the objective of empowering them financially and socially.

During these past few months DBDS has formed 14 new SHGs with 154 women from the slums of Mumbai under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

The details are as follows:

No.

Name of the SHG

Member

Area

Name of the bank

1

Sanyukt

10

Anandwadi, Wadala

Central bank

2

Pragati

11

Mahatma Gandhi Nagar, Antop hill

Union Bank

3

Suvrna

10

Mahim

Bank of Maharashtra

4

Yashika

10

Kapada Bazar, Mahim

State bank of India

5

Tulsi

10

Anandwadi, Wadala

Central bank

6

Urja

10

Anandwadi, Wadala

Central bank

7

Ujala

13

Ashok Nagar

Canara bank

8

Surksha

11

Jai Santoshi Mata Nagar

Canara bank

9

Aakashwani

11

Ashok Nagar

Canara bank

10

Unnati

13

Gate no.4 Wadala

Union Bank

11

Women power

10

Pratiksha Nagar

Canara bank

12

Chaitnya

12

Pratiksha Nagar

Canara bank

13

Matsya Kanya

11

Macchi Mar Nagar, Mahim

Bank of Maharashtra

14

Saraswati

12

Pratiksha Nagar

Canara Bank

 

Total

154

 

 

 

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1264 MGL Disha Project: Financial Literacy for the Under-Privileged

posted Apr 8, 2021, 2:56 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 2:57 AM ]


Mumbai, March 2021:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a financial literacy session in the Zari-Mari slum of Mumbai. 40 people benefited through this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Women also took benefit of various schemes like Post Office Saving Account, Sukanya Samruddhi Yojana (SSY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (PMJJY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Public Provident Fund (PPF), and India Post Payments Bank (IPPB).

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1263 MGL Disha Project: Health Awareness Sessions in Slums of Mumbai

posted Apr 8, 2021, 2:54 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 2:54 AM ]


Mumbai, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized six health awareness sessions for the people residing in various slums of Mumbai. 266 people participated in these sessions held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

The objective of these sessions was to educate people on health, hygiene and health risk behaviour in context of covid-19 pandemic, cancer prevention and treatment, nutrition and mental health.

The details of these sessions are as follows:

No.

Date

Topic

Area

Participants

Resource Person

1

09-03-2021

Awareness on Cancer

Shitaladevi,  Mahim

30

Ms. Minal Desai

2

12-03-2021

Awareness on Cancer

Tarwadi,  Dockyard road

40

Ms. Minal Desai

  3

13-03-2021

Quit Tobacco

Vijay Nagar ,Antop hill

50

Mr. Sunil Chavan

  4

18--3-2021

Awareness on Cancer

Yuva Mitra Mandle,   Ghatkoper

53

Ms. Parishi Mujumdar

5

22-03-2021

Awareness on Cancer

 Shubhas Nagar,  Ghatkoper West

48

Ms. Parishi Mujumdar

6

23-03-2021

Awareness on Cancer

 Shastri Nagar, Sion

45

Ms. Parishi Mujumdar

 

Total

 

266

 

 

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1262 MGL Disha Project: Free Medical Care for the Underprivileged

posted Apr 8, 2021, 2:46 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 2:51 AM ]

Mumbai, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized ten free health check-up camps under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited. A total of 1088 people benefited from these camps.

Patients were diagnosed to be suffering from Cold, Throat Infection, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Joint Pain, Fungal Infection, Flu, Gastric Problem, Skin Infections, Fever, Cold, Vision Problem, Anaemia etc. Free medicines were given to all the patients. Many patients expressed their appreciation and sincere thanks to DBDS and Mahanagar Gas Limited for organizing these camps. The details are as follows:

No.

Date

Area

Total

Male

Female

Children

Medical Team

1

02-03-2021

Ramgad Sewri

102

33

42

27

Dr. Dinesh & Dr. Sheetal & team

2

03-03-2021

Bangalipura

117

17

77

23

Dr. Dinesh & Dr. Sheetal & Team

3

04-03-2021

Rahul Nagar, Bandra (West)

114

11

71

32

Dr. Dinesh & Dr. Sheetal & Team

  4

05-03-2021

Koyala Galli, Antop hill

107

48

40

19

Dr. Ashwin pandye & team

5

09-03-2021

Khupleshwer mandir, Khadi no.3

85

29

47

9

Dr. Ashwin pandye & team

6

10-03-2021

Agarwalwadi, Antop hill

115

34

68

13

Dr. Ashwin pandye & team

7

13-03-2021

Sangharsh Nagar, Chandivali

90

27

55

8

Dr. Ashwin pandye & team

8

15-03-2021

Ganesh Nagar, Wadala

103

22

67

14

Dr. Ashwin pandye & team

9

17-03-2021

Aazad Nagar, Ghatkoper

154

14

90

50

Dr. Dinesh & Dr. Sheetal & Team

10

17-03-2021

Wadala Fatima chapel

101

33

66

2

Dr. Ashwin pandye & team

 

Total

 

1088

248

623

197

 


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1261 Distribution of Socks for the Underprivileged

posted Apr 8, 2021, 2:44 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 2:44 AM ]

Mumbai, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society distributed more than 33,000 pairs of socks to the poor and needy in 14 slum pockets of Mumbai and in 25 villages of Ahmednagar and Beed districts of Maharashtra. This distribution was done on various days in the month of March.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) thanked Decathlon Sports for sponsoring this entire consignment. Fr Rolvin and Fr George D’Abreo along with their respective teams coordinated this distribution.

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1260 AXA Project: a social development project in Pune and Chinchwad

posted Apr 8, 2021, 2:40 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 8, 2021, 2:40 AM ]

Pune, March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) conducted two health awareness sessions and one sanitizer making training in the slums of Pune and Chinchwad under the aegis of the health project financially supported by AXA Business Services. A total number of 64 people benefited from these activities.

Mr Nagsen Chavan and Mrs Sarika Kadam (both DBDS staff) were the resource persons for the two health awareness sessions; held on 26th and 27th of March explaining the importance of washing and cleaning hand with hand wash and covering nose and face with mask and obey social distancing. Following information was also given to participants:

  • COVID-19 symptoms and precautions
  • SARS and COVID-19 and how it spreads
  • Clinical features like incubation period, recovery time, signs and symptoms
  • Preventive measures
  • Government guidelines
  • Stigma prevention and positive attitude

Mrs Akshada Naik (DBDS staff) was the resource person for the sanitizer making training held on 18th March. The objective of these trainings was to impart skills and knowledge for supplementary income to the families connected to this project. The participants learnt to make three types of sanitizers namely liquid-based, gel-based and spray. Resource person also conducted a session on business development and management: marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of products.

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1259 Ration Distribution for the Poor and Needy in Chinchwad

posted Apr 3, 2021, 3:40 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 3, 2021, 3:40 AM ]

Pune (Chinchwad), March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) during the month of March helped another 100 poor and needy families; by distributing relief kits containing ration, hygiene kits and toiletries. This relief operation was financially supported by AXA Business Services.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion mentioned that the help was provided to: migrants, widows, physically challenged, etc. He further added that DBDS has reached out to more than 7.5 lakh poor and needy during the course of last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1258 Ration Distribution for the Poor and Needy in Pune

posted Apr 3, 2021, 3:37 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 3, 2021, 3:38 AM ]

Koregaon Park (Pune), March 2021: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) during the month of March helped another 100 poor and needy families; by distributing relief kits containing ration, hygiene kits and toiletries. This relief operation was financially supported by AXA Business Services.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion mentioned that the help was provided to: migrants, widows, physically challenged, etc. He further added that DBDS has reached out to more than 7.5 lakh poor and needy during the course of last one year - providing for their basic and essential needs.

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1257 Distribution of Free Educational Material for Slum Children

posted Apr 3, 2021, 3:32 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 3, 2021, 3:40 AM ]

Mumbai, March 2021:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) distributed school bags, stainless steel water-bottles, lock-seal tiffin boxes and geometry boxes to 184 children residing in the various slums of Mumbai. This venture was financially supported by the Association of Auxilium India (Seregno, Italy) in loving memory of Maria Tagliabue in Radaelli.

Following strictly the COVID-19 restrictions: 4 different events at different timings were held on 31-March at Don Bosco Matunga with less than 50 children for each of the distribution programs. Fr Bernard Fernandes (Principal – Don Bosco High School, Matunga) was the chief guest for all the four programs. In his inspiring speeches; he explained to the children the need of studying well and apart from enjoying their games, he urged them to study well in order to have a bright future.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked the Association of Auxilium India for their support. He also informed that all these children attend the daily remedial classes conducted by DBDS in the various slums of Mumbai which is part of the MGL Disha Project.

The distribution took place in the Don Bosco School Hall - with less than 25% attendance of its full sitting capacity due to the COVID-19 restrictions. All the other mandatory regulations like: sanitizing of hands, checking of temperatures, wearing of masks and social distancing were strictly followed; these precautions were personally monitored by Fr Rolvin himself. The children went back delighted and grateful for all that they received to enhance their educational journey.

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