By Father Rolvin D'Mello
MUMBAI, DEC 12, 2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organised the graduation day ceremony of the vocational skill classes in which nearly 400 students obtained their certificates. Father Savio Silveira, Vice Provincial of province of Mumbai, was the chief guest and he presented the certificates to the students.
The programme began with a short prayer service at the Bianchi hall in the Don Bosco International School building. Surekha Pednekar, coordinator –DBDS, welcomed the gathering. She shared information on various vocational courses like spoken english, basic computer, tally, beauty culture (hair and skin), mehendi and tailoring, which were conducted from June - November 2017.
In his address, Father Silveira expressed his joy on seeing so many students empowered through these skills. He also congratulated the DBDS team for their good work. The programme ended with a short entertainment and cultural show put up by the students. It also included a display of the skills learnt during the training period.
"I am grateful to Don Bosco for teaching me computers and especially the accounting package of tally – absolutely free of cost. This will definitely help me in building my bright future," Komal Manjule, student of the computer course, said.