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030 - 347 Youth Gathered for a Leadership Workshop

posted Nov 7, 2016, 4:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 4:18 AM ]
5th November 2016, Matunga – Mumbai:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) following its motto “Steering Towards Empowerment” organized a Youth Leadership Workshop on 5th November 2016 at Don Bosco Campus in Matunga. It was attended by 347 young boys and girls from the different slum pockets of Mumbai. All these youth were the children of the women from the self-help groups whom DBDS works for.

The event kicked-off directly with icebreakers (songs/yells/claps) conducted by DBDS staff; it helped in creating an environment full of energy and enthusiasm. Only after this initial warm-up session the formal prayer service and welcoming of the gathering took place. Fr. Anthony Goyal enlightened the youth by narrating the life of Don Bosco and the works spread across the globe.

Mrs Jyoti Tanna (Founder Trustee & Chairperson of Each One Teach One Charitable Foundation) who was the chief guest for the day really motivated the gathering by asking them to dream big. She also gave them practical guidelines on how to be good leaders in the daily situation that we are. “We have already started dreaming - infact even dreaming in the day about our future”, said master Rahul Jadhav. 

The entire group was then divided into smaller sub-groups; mixed well on the basis of gender and locations. 10 experts from the organization Magic Bus animated each group on communication skills. They used fun activities and games to bring out the desired output.

It was a unique experience for the youth as they got the opportunity to rejuvenate their body and mind. On interviewing three youth (Vilas Karmalkar, Shabana Shaikh & Aarti Khandare) all of them said “It was a unique 
experience, thrilling and yet a moment of learning – Don Bosco Development Society must conduct more of these workshops”. The youth went back refreshed with the sumptuous snacks that were served.