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posted Nov 26, 2017, 4:48 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 26, 2017, 4:56 AM ]
MUMBAI, 21-November-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a 2-day workshop on the art of manufacturing ‘Indian Spices and Fancy Candles’ for the women of Self-Help Groups (SHG) from the slums Vijay Nagar (Antop hill in Mumbai) on the 20th and 21st 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 Selvi Mahimai. 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. Around 50 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.

Mrs. Anita Kattimani (DBDS – Staff) along with the DBDS team organized this event; she also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.