Tuesday, July 5, 2016


by BIS Correspondent


MATUNGA, JUL 5, 2016: 192 youth from the slums of Mumbai participated in the 'career assistance' seminar organised by the Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) on July 4, 2016 at Don Bosco, Matunga. 

The workshop was part of the new project launched by DBDS called "Bosco Plus," which aims at catering to the youth from the slums of Mumbai with career assistance. The workshop disseminated information on accessing bank loans for students and initiated the process of career discernment.


Vivek Mendosa, Owner of the Lawrence and Mayo company was the chief guest for the programme that began at 2.00 pm in the Bianchi Hall of Don Bosco International School. He inspired the youth to dream big and work hard. 


Father Rolvin D'Mello, Executive Director of DBDS explained that the rationale behind launching a project like "Bosco Plus" is to reach out to the youth - 18 years and above - from the slums of the city.


Father Ajoy Fernandes, Director of Prafulta in collaboration with Bindhu Chaddha conducted a session on career discernment. They led the youth into a process of 'how' to choose a good career, bearing in mind different parameters. 


Dhiraj Ahire, staff of SBI bank, BKC Branch took next session on the various types of bank loans available for the youth and how to access them.


The final and the most exciting part of the workshop was the career fair. The youngsters could go to any career desk of their choice and get all the information they needed. There were 12 different career desks. The workshop ended with snacks and refreshment for all.

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