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1093 Covid-19 Relief Operations in Jawhar and Mokada Continues….

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Palghar (Maharashtra), May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with its implementing partner Bosco Samajik Vikas Sanstha (BSVS), is reaching out to 2500 tribal people residing in the forests and hills of Jawhar and Mokada blocks of Palghar district. This distribution of relief kits containing ration for a month, toiletries and hygiene kits is financially supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Fr Anaclete D’Mello (Director – BSVS) along with staff and volunteers are currently executing this task, travelling for village to village doing the distribution. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked Manos Unidas for their continued support; Manos Unidas earlier in this month had supported the relief work in Pune and now are extending their support for this relief operations for the tribals in Palghar district.

“We are thankful we could help”
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1092 Second Phase of Covid-19 Relief Operations in Vadodara Completed

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Vadodara, May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) successfully completed the second phase of relief work for the migrants and slum dwellers in Vadodara; mostly reaching to the families of adolescent girls and young women. Both the phases of the relief work were financially supported by Mix for Kids, Germany.

A total number of 3,500 people were helped during this last one month as part of the covid-19 relief operations. Fr George Miranda (Director – Snehalaya) along with Ms Jagruti Patil (Coordinator – DBDS) and a number of other staff successfully executed this task. During this entire relief work social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked Mix for Kids for their financial support. He also congratulated Fr Miranda and the team for the great job.


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1091 Second Phase of Covid-19 Relief Operations in Pune Continues…. for the stranded migrants

posted May 30, 2020, 10:21 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 30, 2020, 10:22 AM ]


Pune, May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in joint collaboration with AXA Business Services is reaching out to 3,000 poor and needy in the slums of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. On the second day of distribution the relief kits were distributed to the migrants residing in the special camp set-up for them. Fr Richard D’Silva along with volunteers successfully executed this task; the police force were extremely helpful during this relief operation.

Fr Rolvin D'Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked AXA Business Services for sponsoring this project. During these relief operations social distancing and all the other government compliances were strictly adhered to. Through these relief operations DBDS and AXA is providing ration, toiletries and hygiene kits for the under-privileged categories of the society.
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1090 Covid-19 Relief Operations in Jawhar and Mokada

posted May 30, 2020, 10:14 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 30, 2020, 10:14 AM ]


Palghar (Maharashtra), May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with its implementing partner Bosco Samajik Vikas Sanstha (BSVS), is reaching out to 2500 tribal people residing in the forests and hills of Jawhar and Mokada blocks of Palghar district. This distribution of relief kits containing ration for a month, toiletries and hygiene kits is financially supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

Fr Anaclete D’Mello (Director – BSVS) along with staff and volunteers are currently executing this task, travelling for village to village doing the distribution. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked Manos Unidas for their continued support; Manos Unidas earlier in this month had supported the relief work in Pune and now are extending their support for this relief operations for the tribals in Palghar district.

“We are thankful we could help”

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1089 Second Phase of Covid-19 Relief Operations in Pune by DBDS & AXA

posted May 26, 2020, 11:41 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 26, 2020, 11:41 PM ]

Pune, May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in joint collaboration with AXA Business Services is reaching out to 3,000 poor and needy in the slums of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. In Koregaon park the relief kits were distributed mostly to slum dwellers and daily wage earners. Fr Richard D’Silva along with volunteers successfully executed this task.

Fr Rolvin D'Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked AXA Business Services for sponsoring this project. During these relief operations social distancing and all the other government compliances were strictly adhered to. Through these relief operations DBDS and AXA is providing ration, toiletries and hygiene kits for the under-privileged categories of the society.
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1088 Second Phase of Covid-19 Relief Operations in Vadodara Continues ……

posted May 25, 2020, 7:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 25, 2020, 7:19 AM ]




Vadodara, May-2020:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) launched the second phase of relief work in the slums of Vadodara; mostly reaching to the families of adolescent girls and young women. On the second day 100 relief kits were distributed to people from the areas of GIDC and Jambua. This relief work is financially supported by Mix for Kids, Germany.

After the proper government permissions the distribution was done in the campus of Don Bosco Makarpura; while providing stipulated time slots to the beneficiaries. Through the distribution of relief kits containing ration for a month, toiletries and hygiene kits this second phase will benefit more than 2,000 people.

Fr George Miranda (Director – Snehalaya) along with Ms Jagruti Patil (Coordinator – DBDS) and a number of other staff and volunteers are carrying out this relief operation. During this relief work social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked Mix for Kids for their financial support.


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1087 DBDS and SBI Life Insurance Continues to Reach Out….. in Mumbai

posted May 25, 2020, 7:06 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 25, 2020, 7:10 AM ]



Photo: Mumbai, May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in joint collaboration with SBI Life Insurance (SBI) is reaching out to 2,500 slum-dwellers and daily wage-earners in the slums of Mumbai. On the second day of distribution 261 relief kits containing ration of food items and toiletries were provided in the Sion Koliwada area.

Fr. Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) along with DBDS staff and volunteers did all the arrangements for this covid-19 relief operations. Representatives from SBI were helpful in distribution of the relief kits. While doing this relief operations: social distancing and all the other government compliances were strictly adhered to. The people were grateful to DBDS and SBI for this precious help during these challenging times.

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1086 Second Phase of Covid-19 Relief Operations in Vadodara

posted May 23, 2020, 10:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 23, 2020, 10:28 AM ]


Vadodara, May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) launched the second phase of relief work in the slums of Vadodara; mostly reaching to the families of adolescent girls and young women. Through the distribution of relief kits containing ration for a month, toiletries and hygiene kits this second phase will benefit more than 2,000 people. This relief work is financially supported by Mix for Kids, Germany.

On the first day 100 relief kits were distributed to people from the areas of Vishwamitri, Pradeep Chawl and Subhash Nagar. After seeking prior permission from the government Social Defence Officer (SDO), it was suggested that the distribution be held at the main entrance of Don Bosco Snehalaya while providing stipulated time slots to the beneficiaries.

Fr George Miranda (Director – Snehalaya) along with Ms Jagruti Patil (Coordinator – DBDS) and a number of other staff and volunteers are carrying out this relief operation. During this relief work social distancing and other government compliances were strictly adhered to. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked Mix for Kids for their financial support.

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1085 Covid-19 Relief Operations: DBDS and SBI Life Insurance Reaches Out to 2,500 Poor and Needy in Mumbai

posted May 22, 2020, 6:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 22, 2020, 6:18 AM ]



Mumbai, May-2020:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in joint collaboration with SBI Life Insurance (SBI) is reaching out to 2,500 slum-dwellers and daily wage-earners in the slums of Mumbai. Through these relief operations one-month ration of food items and toiletries will be provided. On the first day 252 relief kits were distributed in the slums of Antop Hill.

Fr. Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) along with DBDS staff and volunteers did all the arrangements for this covid-19 relief operations. Representatives from SBI were helpful in distribution of the relief kits. While doing this relief operations: social distancing and all the other government compliances were strictly adhered to. Fr. D’Mello speaking on the occasion said, “We are thankful that we could help. I also place on record my sincere thanks to SBI Life Insurance for financially supporting this project.”
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1084 Cookie-Cakes and Biscuits Distribution Continue in Mumbai: For Better Nutrition to Fight Covid-19

posted May 17, 2020, 4:10 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 17, 2020, 4:11 AM ]



Mumbai, May-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) distributed cookie cakes and biscuits to the women and children in the slums of Sion Koliwada, Antop Hill, Wadala and King Circle. The main purpose of this distribution is to provide better nutrition to the under-privileged women and children.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) thanked ‘General Mills Company’ for sending large quantities of cookie cakes and biscuits for distribution in Pune and Mumbai. All were delighted and also grateful for what they received during this challenging times of lock-down. 


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