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148 Rebuilding lives: Imparting Income Generation Skills to Slum Women

posted Oct 12, 2017, 5:01 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 5:01 AM ]
10th October 2017, Mumbai:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a two days training workshop on ‘Phenyl, Agarbatti and Perfume Making Business’. It was conducted on 9 & 10 October 2017 for the Self Help Group (SHG) women residing the Koyala Gali Slum in Vijay Nagar locality. 40 women successfully completed the entire training course. This training program was held under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

The objective of the training was to motivate women to acquire knowledge and skills to initiate income generation activity so as to increase their household income. Mr. Pradeep Moon (Director of Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development) was the Chief Guest for this program. In his inaugural speech he shared his experience of working with women in unorganized sector and motivated the participants to use their knowledge and skills to increase their income and improve their living standard. This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development.

Mr. M.V Desai & Ms. Swati Koyande were the resource persons for this training workshop. The participants learnt how to make Phenyl, Agarbatti and different types of perfumes in a very cost effective manner. During this 2-day workshop they were also taught in detail about marketing, costing, budget, pricing and promoting their product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start a small business. Raw material was also distributed to participants to help them in starting their business.

“I was affected by the recent flood and heavy rains thereafter. I learnt new income generation skills here. I can easily earn Rs. 200 per day to support my family with the material which I have received from Don Bosco,” said Mrs Reshma Supugde who participated in this training. The workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms Anita (DBDS – Staff).