Wednesday, November 2, 2016


by BIS Correspondent

MUMBAI, NOV 2, 2016: In keeping with its mission to skill the youth, Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), has recently established a New Beauty Care Training Centre and revamped its Computer Lab, both housed at the Don Bosco Matunga campus.  

The blessing and inauguration of the Beauty Care Training Centre was done by Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, Salesian Regional Councillor for  South Asia, on October 15.

The Computer lab - equipped with the latest computers - was blessed and inaugurated by Father Edwin D'Souza, Rector of the Shrine of Don Bosco's Madonna, on September 3.

In 2015, DBDS provided over 800 students vocational training in different fields like tailoring, computers, tally, beauty care, mehendi and English speaking; with beauty care, tailoring and computers being most popular. 

DBDS has been upgrading its infrastructure since. "Our focus is to offer the best to the marginalised," Father Rolvin D'Mello, Executive Director of DBDS said. 

"Youth unemployment in India is primarily due to lack of skills. Most of the young people specially girls from marginalised sections of society find it difficult to enrol in an employment skill course due to economic and societal problems."

The Computer Lab and the Beauty Care Training Centre are fully equipped to train students from the basic to the advanced levels. It will provide specialised training to help the poor youth become independent professionals. 

Organisations like Auxilium India and companies like STULZ are supporting the different development initiatives of DBDS.

Most of the youth that enrol in the courses belong to marginalised families residing in the slums of Mumbai. 

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