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1047 DBDS Reaches Out to Migrant Workers and Slum Dwellers: to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic

posted Mar 30, 2020, 4:37 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 4:38 AM ]

Mumbai, 30-March-2020:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), is manufacturing 12,000 masks for free distribution to the migrant workers and slums dwellers in the slums of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion said, “during this lock-down it was extremely difficult to procure the material needed to produce these 12,000 masks. However, we have now got all the material and the masks will be distributed within a week’s time.”

These 'masks' are being produced by the slum women themselves who are members of DBDS’ self-help groups. These women were earlier professionally trained in tailoring by DBDS and now are making the masks which will also give them the source for their livelihood. The primary objective is to contribute constructively to combat the Covid-19 making an effort to reach out to those persons who are the most affected and are vulnerable.

In addition, DBDS is also working on providing ration and toiletries to 10,000 people in the slums of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai – which will begin soon.
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