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411 WORKSHOP ON CLOTH BAG MAKING FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Oct 22, 2018, 9:34 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 22, 2018, 9:34 AM ]
20-October-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a one-day training workshop on ‘cloth Bag Making’ for 25 women from the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai. This training programme was held under the aegis of project supported by Mr. Urs Schwiete (Switzerland).

The objective of this training was to impart skills and knowledge on ‘cloth bag making’ as micro level business for supplementary income of the families connected to this project. Opening the workshop, Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed 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 bags. Since paper bags cannot be used for carrying meats and fish hence participants were taught to make bags of nylon taffeta 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 ‘bag making and selling’ as a small business. Mrs. Kavita Kamble (DBDS – Staff) mobilized women to attend the training programme and also proposed the vote of thanks at the end.