04/July/2016 – Matunga, Mumbai: 192 youth from the slums of Mumbai participated in the Career assistance seminar organized by the Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS). The workshop was part of the new project launched by DBDS named “Bosco Plus”; which aims at catering to the youth from the slums of Mumbai in the field of career assistance. The workshop disseminated information on accessing bank loans for students, career discernment, various career options, etc and also initiated the youth into the process of career discernment.
Mr Vivek Mendosa (Owner of the Lawrence and Mayo Company) was the chief guest for the program that began at 2.00 pm in the Bianchi Hall (Don Bosco International School). He inspired the youth to dream big and work hard. Fr. Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director of DBDS) explained that the rationale behind launching a project like “Bosco Plus” is to reach out to the youth (18 years and beyond) from the slums of the city.
Fr. Dr. Ajoy Fernandes in collaboration with Mrs. Bindhu Chaddha did a session on Career discernment; through which both of them led the youth into a process of HOW to choose a good career – bearing in mind the different parameters. The session was well appreciated. Mr. Dhiraj Ahire (staff of SBI bank, BKC Branch) took next session on what are the various types of bank loans available for the students and how to access them.
The final and the most exciting part of the workshop was the career option fair. In which the students could go to any career desk of their choice and get all the information they needed on that – there were on display 12 different career desks. The workshop ended by 6.00pm with snacks and refreshment for all.