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156 ASSISTING THE SLUM WOMEN THROUGH INCOME GENERATION SKILL

posted Nov 1, 2017, 7:59 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 1, 2017, 7:59 AM ]
Mumbai, 31-October-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized a two day training workshop on production and marketing of ‘Phenyl, Agarbatti and Perfumes’. The workshop was conducted on 30 & 31 October 2017 for the Self Help Group (SHG) women residing in the slums of Dharavi, Mumbai. This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education Development. About 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.

Speaking on the occasion Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) said, “Economic empowerment is the core of women empowerment, I hope and pray that this income generation activity help you in improving your lives affected by flood. My team is there to help you out, you can approach us anytime.”

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Programme Coordinator - DBDS) welcomed all the guests and resource person. The objective of the training was to motivate women to acquire knowledge and skills to initiate income generation activities 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 standards.

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-up a small business. Raw material was also distributed to participants to help them in starting their business.