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137 - ECONOMICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARGINALIZED WOMEN

posted Sep 20, 2017, 5:37 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:37 AM ]

Mumbai, 19-September-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a two days training workshop on ‘Phenyl, Agarbatti, Attar and Perfume Making Business’. It was conducted on 18 & 19 September 2017 for the Self-help Group (SHG) & marginalized women from Panchasheel nagar, Ganesh nagar & Nanabhaiwadi slum in Wadala (East). More than 40 women successfully completed the entire training.

Mr. Pradeep Moon (Director of Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development) in his inaugural speech motivated the women to use the skills that they were about to learn and through those skills earn some extra income for their house-hold. This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development.

Mr. Desai & Ms. Swati were the resource persons for the same. The participants learnt how to make Phenyl, Agarbatti, Attar and different types of perfumes in a very cost effective manner. The objective of the training was to motivate women to acquire skills and to initiate income generation activity so as to increase their household income.

During this 2-day workshop they were also taught in detail about marketing, costing, budget, pricing and promoting their product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start a small business. The workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs Ranjana Gangurde. (DBDS – Staff).




136 - DISASTER REDUCTION WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH

posted Sep 20, 2017, 5:23 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 5:24 AM ]

Matunga (Mumbai), 16-September-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a one day workshop for youth residing in the slums of Dharavi. 55 young boys and girls participated in this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to sensitize the youth on the risks and hazards that exist in the slums due to its locations, high density of population, garbage, presence of domestic small scale industries etc. Mr. Sachin Khedekar (Director- Chetana Foundation) was the resource person for this workshop.

This was the 2nd workshop for the youth and hence it was like the advance training and hence Mr. Khedekar immediately after introducing the topic and explaining matters like types of Disaster (Man-made v/s Natural), emergency services, rescue and relief, etc. Moved to techniques and methods like Bandage Method –A, Triangular Bandage B, simple Bandage C- Cuff & collar Bandage, D- Head bandage, E- Jaw Bandage and F- Palm Bandage etc.

Mr. Sunil Pandhre (DBDS - Career Coordinator) gave his feedback on the workshop and also proposed the vote of thanks. All the youth were delighted with the workshop and went back enriched.







135 - Rally by School Children on Social and Environmental Issues

posted Sep 16, 2017, 9:12 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 16, 2017, 9:12 AM ]

15th September 2017, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a rally to create awareness on social and environmental issues. Over 150 children from PCMC School participated in this rally. The rally was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

School children along with their teachers gathered at their school Ground with placards carrying slogans on education to girl child, conserving environment, saving water, saving trees etc. From their school the walked in the lanes of Ajantha Nagar, Durga nagar and Ambekdar nagar slums informing people on importance on various social and environmental issues. Along the way they shouted slogans to send their message to people. There were volunteers from AXA, who went out of their way to help in distributing caps, carrying Placards managing the crowd, distributing snacks, putting up banners etc. Children were very excited to participate in the rally.





134 - Underprivileged Women benefit from a 5-Day Training Workshop

posted Sep 16, 2017, 9:04 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 16, 2017, 9:04 AM ]

Pune, 14-September-2017
: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized 5 days training workshop from 11 to 14 September 2017 on ‘Soybean Products Making Business’ for the women Self-Help-Group (SHG) members of Bopodi slum in Pune. This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

15 women from the slums successfully completed the entire training. The objective of this training was to impart skill and knowledge on Soybean products making as an income generation activity to supplement their family income.

The training was imparted by ‘Kasturba Mahila Khadi Gramodyog Vidyalaya’ which is a government recognised training institution. Both theory and practical sessions were taken by the resource persons. 6 different kinds of Soybean Product i.e Soya- Atta, Soya- milk, Soya-paneer, Chana, Soya-Laddu and Soya-curd were taught to you. They also took special session on marketing, costing, Budget, Product price and how to sell products in market. The women went back delighted at the end of the 5-day training workshop.




133 - Entrepreneurship Development Programme for the SHG women at Nagar

posted Sep 16, 2017, 8:57 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 16, 2017, 8:57 AM ]

Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra in collaboration with Tata Power Community Development Trust organized Entrepreneurship Development Programme for the Self Help Group women of six project villages (Mehekari, Devgaon, Ranjani, Agadgaon, Shanjapur and Pimpalgaon Kauda) from Ahmednagar District. Altogether 30 enterprising women participated in the training programme. Mr. Shirshat from Rural Self Employment Training Institute (Central Bank of India) was the main resource person for this training programme. He explained to these women the Do’s and Don’ts of business. He highlighted on the topics such as skills needed in business, identifying needs of the market, selection of the business, importance of commitment, planning, technology and attitude one needs in developing business and how to avail seed capital from banks in order to start a business. He also explained to the trainees various government schemes available for expansion of the business. The women were very grateful to TPCDT and BGVK for organizing this EDP. They requested the organizations for their timely guidance and assured the organizations to engage in some business in the near future.



132 - Promoting Adolescent and Youth Reproductive Health

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 9:18 AM ]


Chinchwad (Pune), 11-September-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Sexual And Reproductive Health’ for the adolescent girls in the Jay Bhavani High School at Phule Nagar slum. The workshop was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

37 girls participated in this workshop. Mrs Lalita Choudhary (DBDS - Coordinator) was the resource person and Mr Vrushali Unhale (DBDS - staff) organized this workshop in association with Jay Bhavani High School. The objective of the workshop was to educate adolescent girls on Personal health, Hygiene and sanitation, menstrual cycle and Diet and Nutrition.

The resource person spoke about physical changes, social and psychological changes, vulnerability to reproductive health risks, reproductive health rights, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS and drug and substance abuse. This was followed by a question and answer session in which the participants asked questions which were answered by the resource person.



131 ECONOMICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR MARGINALIZED WOMEN

posted Sep 14, 2017, 1:00 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 1:01 AM ]

Mumbai, 12-September-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a two days training workshop on ‘Phenyl, 
Agarbatti and Perfume Making Business’. It was conducted on 11th and 12th September for the Self-help Group (SHG) & marginalized women from Ashok Nagar & Jai-Santoshi-Mata Nagar slum in Kurla west. More than 40 women successfully completed the entire training. 

Mr. Pradeep Moon (Director of Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development) in his inaugural speech motivated the women to use the skills that they were about to learn and through those skills earn some extra income for their house-hold. This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development

Mr. Desai & Ms. Swati were the resource persons for the same. The participants learnt how to make Phenyl, Agarbatti and different types of perfumes in a very cost effective manner. The objective of the training was to motivate women to acquire skills and to initiate income generation activity so as to increase their household income. 

During this 2-day workshop they were also taught in detail about marketing, costing, budget, pricing and promoting their product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start a small business. The workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs Zarina Khan (DBDS – Staff).




130 - APPRECIATION OF REMEDIAL CLASS TEACHERS

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:42 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 12:42 AM ]


Pune, 09-September-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized ‘Appreciation of Remedial Class Teachers’ program at Laxminagar slum in Pune from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. The main objective of this program was to thank the teachers who take daily remedial classes for the kids in the slums. This program was organized under the aegis of Women Empowerment Project funded by Manos Unidas (Spain).

The teachers who take the remedial class shared their experience of teaching and the progress that the students are making. Some of the students put-up various entertainment and educational events like speech, songs, stories etc. What was impressive to witness was a Marathi medium student Akhtar; who fluently delivered an appreciation speech in English. As a token of appreciation small gifts were given to the teachers.




129 - 5 Days Training Workshop on ‘Diwali Sweets’

posted Sep 12, 2017, 7:51 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 12, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

Pune (Chinchwad), 9th September 2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized 5 days training workshop on making ‘Diwali Sweets’ from 4th to 9th September 2017 for the women Self-help Group (SHG) members from Dattanagar slum in Chinchwad (Pune). 20 women successfully completed the entire training module. This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services Pvt Ltd.

Sweets play an important role in Diwali. Sweets are exchanged among households to celebrate Diwali. The purpose of this training was to help women in learning how to make Diwali sweets and sell them in their neighbourhood. Mrs. Uma Dhotre, Mrs. Rajani Atarrde from Kasturba Mahila Khadi Gramodyog Vidyalaya, Pune were the resource persons for the entire training programme.

Over a period of full 5 days, the women were taught different types of products: Karnji, Balushahi, shankarpale, shev, Raghavdas Ladu, chakali, kaju katali, Masala Puri, Chirote, etc. The trainers also shared their experience on selling the sweets in neighbourhood. Mrs. Vrushali Unhale (DBDS-Staff) mobilized women to participate in this training programme. Mrs Lalita Choudhary (DBDS - Project Co-ordinator) coordinated the programme with the Kasturba Mahila Khadi Gramodyog Vidyalaya, Pune.





128 - Expanding Economic Opportunities for the Slum Women

posted Sep 9, 2017, 5:16 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 9, 2017, 5:17 AM ]

Mumbai, 8-September-2017
: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a two days training workshop on ‘Phenyl, Agarbatti and Perfume Making Business’. It was conducted on 7th and 8th September for the Self-help Group (SHG) women from Rajiv Gandhi Nagar slum in Dharavi. More than 40 SHG women successfully completed the entire training.

Mrs Surekha Pednekar (DBDS – Coordinator) in her inaugural speech motivated the women to use the skills that they were about to learn and through those skills earn some extra income for their house-hold. This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development. The participant women learnt how to make Phenyl, Agarbatti and different types of perfume in a very cost effective manner.

The objective of the training was to motivate women to acquire skills and to initiate income generation activity so as to increase their household income. During this 2-day workshop they were also taught in detail about marketing, costing, budget, pricing and promoting their product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start a small business. The workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs Kavita Kamble (DBDS – Staff).




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