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718 ANTI-TOBACCO STREET PLAYS IN DURGA NAGAR AND THERMAX CHOWK

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:51 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:51 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 16-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Chinchwad, organized two street plays titled ‘Tambaku ki Aadat, Cancer ko Daavat’ at Thermax Chowk & in Durga Nagar slum. This street plays were held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The aim of this street play was to create awareness on the health risks associated with tobacco consumptions and its effect on person and family. It highlighted the fact that easy availability of tobacco products, active and passive encouragement from peers and family makes young people addicted to smoking and chewing tobacco. The street plays portrayed the ordeal which the family members undergo whose head consumes tobacco. 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.










717 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Rally and Street Play in Sakinaka

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:45 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:46 AM ]

Mumbai, 15-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a rally and a street play in Ajmeri Masjid slum in Sakinaka. The theme of the event was ‘Quit Smoking’. The event was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

The objective of the event was to educate people on the harmful effects of tobacco and to help people abstain from consuming tobacco. More than 300 children, men & women from the slum participated in the rally which marched all over the slum shouting slogans, carrying placards and speaking to people on harmful effects of tobacco. 

The rally started from Ajmeri Masjid area and ended at Galli No. 3 in Ghatkoper. At the end of the rally a street play was presented by ‘ABCD theatres’ on ‘Quit smoking’. Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff - DBDS) made the logistical arrangement for this event.






716 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Rally and Street Play In Ashok Nagar

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:43 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:43 AM ]

Mumbai, 15-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a rally and a street play in Ashok Nagar slum. The theme of this event was ‘Smoking is injurious to health’ and it was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited. 

The objective of the event was to educate people on the harmful effects of tobacco and to help people abstain from consuming tobacco. More than 250 children, men & women from the slum participated in the rally which marched all over the slum shouting slogans, carrying placards and speaking to people on harmful effects of tobacco.

The rally started from Ashok Nagar and ended at Wire gully in Sakinaka. At the end of the rally a street play was presented by ‘ABCD theatres’ on ‘Quit smoking’. Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff - DBDS) made the logistical arrangement for this event.










715 AXA PROJECT: Road Safety Session for School Children

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:39 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:39 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 16-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Road Safety and Traffic Rules’ for the students of Jay Bhavani School in Chinchwad. 86 Students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services.

Mr. Santosh Manohar Patil (Assistant Police Inspector-Traffic) was the resource person for this session. He covered various topics on road safety such as:
• Obey Traffic rules
• Drive adjacent to the left side of the road
• Pass or overtake the vehicle in front of yours from its right side
• Extra cautious while approaching a junction
• Always give a right of way to vehicles already progressing
• Don’t horn in prohibited areas like hospital zones, school zones, etc.
• Use helmet while driving
• Use of zebra lines, avoid running while on road

Mr Patil also educated children on various DO’s and DON’Ts related to road safety. He also urged students to help victims of road accidents by calling police on numbers: 100 & 108. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session. Program ended with vote of thanks by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS). After the session snacks were served to all the students.





714 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Rally and Poster Exhibition in Antop Hill

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:36 AM by Don Bosco Development Society

Mumbai, 15-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a rally and a poster exhibition on the occasion of ‘Independence day’ in the Bhartiya Kamala Nagar slum in Antop Hill. The theme of event was ‘Smoking is injurious to health’. The event was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited. 

The objective of the event was to educate people on the harmful effects of tobacco and to help people abstain from consuming tobacco. More than 800 children, men & women from the slums, along with the staff, teachers and volunteers participated in the rally. They marched all over the slum shouting slogans, carrying placards and speaking to people on tobacco effects to educate people living in the slum. The rally started from Kamala market area and ended in Bharani Naka. Before the rally a poster exhibition was held for the people of the area. Ms. Akila Ansari (Staff - DBDS) along with her team did all the logistical arrangements.









713 FREE HEALTH CAMP FOR SLUM PEOPLE IN WADALA (EAST)

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:31 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:32 AM ]

Mumbai, 15-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), organized a free health camp and eye check-up camp for the women and children residing in Giridhar Tambe Nagar slum in Wadala (East). 177 patients (3 children, 83 men and 91 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp held under the aegis of project supported by Auxilium India (Seregno-Italy); Special thanks to Chiara and Haitham.

The dignitaries present for this camp were three special guests from Italy: Mr Francesco, Mr Claudio and Ms Francesca. Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) personally supervised various activities of the health camp. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the doctors and the para-medical staff. The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Patients were screened for vision problem and anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. Dr Abhishek Jandade, Dr.Tejes Kamble, Mr. Pramod Bhadavalkar and Mr. Sam Rushal along with 4 Nurses and 2 Medical Social workers from Fortis Hospital examined the patients during this health camp.

After the examination, the doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections. No Cataract patients were identified in this camp. The volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful in putting up chairs and tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and in managing the crowd. Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Auxilium India (Seregno-Italy). Mr. Sunil Pandhare (Staff-DBDS) along with his team did the logistical arrangement for this camp.










712 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Free Health Camp for Slum Residents

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:25 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:26 AM ]

Mumbai, 12-August-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a free health camp for the people residing in Chirag Nagar slum in Ghatkoper (West). 145 patients (24 children, 39 men and 82 women) were examined by the doctor in this camp which was held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the doctors and their para-medical staff. The objective of this health camp was to provide needed medical care to patients. Patients were screened for vision problem and anaemia using a symptoms questionnaire. Dr Dinesh Badani, Dr. Smita Trivedi along with 2 Nurses and 2 Medical Social workers examined the patients during this health camp. After the examination the doctors distributed iron, vitamin tablets and skin ointment to patients who were anaemic and suffering from fungal infections, Scabies, etc.

The DBDS staff and volunteers from the slum were extremely helpful in logistical arrangement such as putting up chairs and tables, arranging water, visiting families in slums and informing them about the health camp and in managing the crowd. Local people were very happy with this health camp and praised the efforts of Mahanagar Gas Limited. Ms. Rashida Khatoon (volunteer) proposed the vote of thanks at the end.






711 HEALTH, NUTRITION AND HYGIENE SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:22 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:22 AM ]

Koregaon Park (Pune), 13-August-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Koregaon Park organized a health awareness session for the SHG women residing in the Kalas area. 17 SHG women participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘women empowerment project’ supported by Manos Unidas, Spain.

The session was conducted in afternoon when women are free from their household chores. Jyoti Sonwane (Staff-DBDS) welcomed the participants and explained the objectives of the session. Ms Nilima Chandhere (Staff-DBDS) was the resource person. She explained the concept of health, hygiene, standard system of cooking, balanced diet, women’s health related issues, government health schemes, malnutrition, HIV, Mahatma Phule Jeevan Arogya Yojana etc. Participants were actively involved in the session. Program ended with the vote of thanks by Ms. Jyoti Sonwane (Staff-DBDS).




710 AXA PROJECT: INCOME GENERATION TRAINING FOR 5-DAYS

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:19 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:20 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 10-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a five days training workshop during 6th-10th August on ‘cooking & catering skills’ for the Self-Help Group (SHG) women residing in the Vidya Nagar slum in Chinchwad. This training was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. 

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS) introduced the Resource Persons and shared information about the project with the participants. The objective of this training was to impart skills and knowledge on micro business for supplementary income to the families connected to this project. 17 SHG women completed the entire training. The training was held in association with ‘Kasturba Mahila Khadi Gramodyog Vidyalaya’ which is a government recognized training institution.

Mrs. Varsha Atole (Sr. Technical staff) and Mrs. Lalita Mahajan (Jr. Technical Staff) were the resource persons. During the training 15 different kinds of recipes were taught to participants. These included Bread Patties, Pav Bhaji, dhokala, Vadapav, Missalpav, Matar Paneer, Chicken Masala, Biryani, White Gravy, Red Gravy, Gulabjamun, and Pineapple Sheera, etc. Participants of the training were selected based on an interview. The trainers also conducted session on marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product.









709 HEALTH AWARENESS RALLY BY SCHOOL CHILDREN

posted Aug 18, 2019, 4:13 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 18, 2019, 4:13 AM ]

Chinchwad (Pune), 13-Aug-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a rally to create awareness on health and hygiene. More than 100 students and school staff from Jay Bhavani School in Phule Nagar participated in this rally which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The school children gathered at their school ground at 9:30 am in morning where they were briefed by the project staff. From there they walked through the lanes of Mohan Nagar and Phule Nagar slum. In the rally, children carried placards with slogans on personal hygiene, cleanliness and safety precautions to be taken. Children were very excited to participate in the rally and communicated their message to residents and commuters on the way. After the rally sumptuous snacks were served to all.









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