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posted Dec 20, 2017, 9:47 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 9:48 PM ]
Mumbai, 19-Dec-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a two-days training workshop on ‘Indian Spices’ as a business activity. 60 women from various Self Help Groups (SHGs) from Ganesh Nagar slum participated in this workshop. This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

In his inaugural address Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) thanked Don Bosco Mondo for supporting this project and shared that the objective of this workshop is to provide production skills to women in flood affected families so that they can rebuild their lives. Mrs. Vidya Agawane was the resource person for this workshop. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Coordinator - DBDS) welcomed the resource person.

During the training, the participants learnt to make 8 different kinds of spices: Biryani Masala, Pavbhaji masala, Malvani Masala, Kolhapuri Masala, Chicken Masala, Garam Masala, Fish Masala Chole masala etc. Apart from teaching the production process, the resource person also taught marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and also discussed on starting ‘Spice Making’ as a small business. Mrs Ranjana Gangurde (Staff – DBDS) had made all the necessary arrangements for this programme; she also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.