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155 REBUILDING LIVES OF SLUM WOMEN: Through Income Generation Skills

posted Oct 30, 2017, 7:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 30, 2017, 7:28 AM ]
Mumbai, 28-October-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a two days training workshop on ‘Candle Making Business’ on 27 & 28 October 2017 for the Self Help Group (SHG) women residing in the slums of Mumbai. 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.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) in his inaugural speech said that, “the objective of this workshop was to reach-out to the families that were affected by the floods in Mumbai, by training them in some livelihood skills so that they could earn some extra income for their families.” This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education Development. Ms. Mahaima Selvi was the resource person for this training workshop.

The participants learnt how to make Fancy Candle 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 am grateful to Don Bosco and hopefully with this skill of Fancy Candle Making I will be able to generate some income for my family,” said Mrs Hassina Khan. The workshop ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Basanti (DBDS – Staff).