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167 INCOME GENERATION SKILLS FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Nov 17, 2017, 8:26 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 8:26 AM ]
MUMBAI, 17-November-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a two day workshop on the art of manufacturing ‘Indian Spices and Fancy Candles’ for the women of Self-Help Groups (SHG) from the slums of Mumbai on the 16th & 17th November. This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Programme Coordinator - DBDS) welcomed the resource persons Mrs. Ujjwala Dorugade and Mr. Pradeep Moon (Director of Dattopant Thengadi National Board for workers Education & Development). The objective of this training was to impart skill and knowledge on spice making as micro business for supplementary income of the families connected to this project. About 40 women SHG members completed the training.

During the training the participants were taught to make 8 different kinds of spices: Chole Masala, Biryani Masala, Sambhar masala , Malvani Masala, Pav Bhaji Masala, Kolhapuri Masala, Chicken Masala, Fish Curry masala etc. The participants were also taught marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start-up a small business.

“I am grateful to Don Bosco for conducting this workshop and also for giving us the raw material required for this business – FREE of Cost,” said Ms. Vandana Pawar of Self-Help Group. Mrs. Ranjana (DBDS – Staff) along with the DBDS team organized this event; she also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.