by BIS Correspondent
PUNE, JUNE 8, 2017: Almost 400 women and children from slums in Pune benefited from a collaborative effort between Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) and AXA Business services, who donated useful study material, books, toys and used shoes and clothes to those most in need at Don Bosco Koregaon Park hall on June 5.
Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director – DBDS, welcomed the gathering and assured the continual support of DBDS for the empowerment of the underprivileged people. Father Ivan D'Souza, Rector of Don Bosco – Pune, motivated the kids to 'Run, jump, play but don't sin', through the motto of Don Bosco himself.
Mahesh Kumar, project manager of DBDS, then briefed the gathering about women empowerment projects that are being operated from Pune in joint collaboration with Manos Unidas, Spain. Anup, an executive from AXA, also spoke about the CSR Week and the various social initiatives carried out for the benefit of the underprivileged during this week.