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365 GO GREEN: Workshop On Paper Bag Making for Slum Women

posted Aug 19, 2018, 8:04 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 19, 2018, 8:04 AM ]
Mumbai, 14-August-2018:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a two-days training workshop on ‘Paper Bag Making and Techniques’ for 28 women from the slum of Sakinaka in Mumbai. This training programme was held under the aegis of project supported by AUXILIUM INDIA (Seregno – Italy). Special thanks to ALICEE MASSIMO BERTINELLI (ITALY).

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) said, “This training workshop was not meant merely to teach women how to learn skills and earn some money; but it’s all about our commitment to the environment and saving our planet from the biggest menace (plastic)”. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) visited the workshop and welcome the resource person and the participants and explained the objectives of the training.

Mrs. Manjula Bhagwat was the resource person for this workshop. During the training the participants learnt to make five different kinds of paper bags. Since paper bags cannot be used for carrying meats and fish and hence this two days’ workshop also taught these women how to make nylon taffatto fabric which can be used for carrying chicken, meat and fish.

Apart from teaching the bag making 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 ‘making and selling bag’ as a small business. Mrs. Zarina Khan (DBDS – Staff) mobilized women to attend the training programme and also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.