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posted Dec 13, 2017, 9:49 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 9:50 AM ]
Mumbai, 7-Dec-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a 4-days training workshop on ‘Indian Spices and Chocolate Making Business’ for the Self-Help Group (SHG) women from the slums in Kurla (Mumbai). 70 SHG women completed the entire training. The workshop was held from 4th to 7th December under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff - DBDS) welcomed the resource person. The objective of this training was to impart skill and knowledge on spice making & Chocolate making as micro business for supplementary income to the families connected to this project.

Mrs. Noor Safia Niyaz from (Bhartiya Mahila Muslim Andholan), Mrs. Saeeda Farooqi (Successful Business Entrepreneur) and Mrs. Manju Bhagawat (Sankalp Vidhyarthi Sangh Vidhyarthi) were the resource persons. During the training 6 different kinds of spices and Chocolate making was taught to participants. This included Goda Masala, Biryani Masala, Sabji Masala, Fish kadi Masala, Kitchen King Masala etc. They also gave training on marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start-up a small business. Spices and Chocolate material was also distributed to participants to help them in starting their business.

Mrs Noor also spoke on the various dimensions of women empowered and communicate her message through a game. “I am grateful to Don Bosco for this training, this has benefited me a lot,” said Mrs. Vidhya Satam. One of the SHG member, Mrs. Rajeshree Bailkar presented the vote of thanks.