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posted Nov 2, 2016, 5:59 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 6:05 AM ]
01-November-2016, Matunga (Mumbai):
Youth unemployment and underemployment in India is primarily due to lack of skills. Most of the young people specially girls from the marginalized sections of society find it difficult to access and enroll in an employment skill course due to economic and societal problems.

Pursuing its mission the Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in the recent past has been upgrading its infrastructure to empower the youth with various skills. DBDS has recently established a fully equipped New Beauty Care Training Centre and also revamped its Computer Lab with the latest computers. “Our focus is to offer best to the marginalized” said Fr Rolvin D’Mello (executive director DBDS) during the inauguration.

The blessing and inauguration of the Beauty Care Training Centre was done by Rev. Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga (Regional Councillor for Don Bosco, South-Asia) with a prayer and blessing, followed by cutting the ribbon. And the blessing and inauguration of the Computer Lab was done by Fr Edwin D’Souza (Rector of Don Bosco’s Madonna Shrine).

The Computer Lab and the Beauty Care Training Centre are fully equipped to train students from basic to advance level and specialized trainings, to become better professionals – thus empowering them to face the challenges of the future. Organizations like Auxilium India and companies like STULZ are supporting different development initiative of DBDS.

The aim behind creating this infrastructure is to cater better to the youth of the vicinity; by skilling them. In the course of last year 819 students acquired different vocational skill in Tailoring, Computer, Tally, Beauty Culture, Mehandi and English speaking.

Most of the youth that enrol in the courses are those belonging to the poor and marginalized families residing in the slums of Mumbai.