Saturday, August 15, 2009

DBDS #023 DBVPK WORKING TOWARDS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

CHINCHWAD, AUGUST 10, 2009: Don Bosco Vyawasaik Prashikshan Kendra (DBVPK), Chinchwad & Central Board Workers Education (CBWE) conducted a workshop on August 1- 2, 2009 for women empowerment. The workshop was based on general information about physical health, Income Generation & Self Help Groups, Banking & Savings, Personal Development and Hygiene through Yoga. Around 40 women aged 22 - 45 participated in the training.
The welcome address was delivered by Fr. Jeffery Fernandez, Principal DBVPK and Mr. Jagtap, Education Officer CBWE. Ms. Bhuvaneshwari, AGM Syndicate Bank who was present for the training praised the efforts of the institution in reaching out to the poor and needy by conducting such workshops. Information regarding Nutrition and TB were given by Mr. Suresh, Asst. Manager D.O.T. Certificates and a sum of Rs. 150/- sponsored by CBWE were given to all the 40 women who participated in the training programme. The Vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Anthony D’cunha of DBVPK.
Prior to the workshop DBVPK’s Community women visited ISHWARI an NGO located at Phulgaon, Pune on July 30, 2009 along with Sr. Rozella and Mrs. Meenani from Mumbai.
The objective was to collaborate with other institutions working towards a similar Goal, to provide education to children in remote /rural area around Pune and to support deserted women & children. The Project targets areas like IIMT Project, Pre Primary Schools; Teacher’s Training, Home for deserted children and ISHWARI Center.
DBVPK is looking forward to work mutually with ISHWARI. More over a week long training programme in the month of August is also on the agenda.

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