by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, JULY 21, 2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Matunga completed a Vocational Education Programme for more than 400 children, from 17 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run night schools in Mumbai from October 2016 onwards.
The project was in collaboration with MASOOM organisation and included electrician, mobile repairing, beautician and two-three wheeler repairing courses. Night schools usually operate from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm and serve migrant and working class population.
DBDS staff conducted this programme twice a week for two hours each at all night schools. Students were motivated and eager to learn new skills. In addition to the experience gained, the programme also provided students with an extra income through DBDS placement assistance in the respective fields.
School dropouts and unemployed youth got a chance to equip themselves with skills required for employment. Youth already working got a chance to upgrade their pre-existing skill sets. Another positive result of the vocational education programme was that it saw an increase in the regular attendance of the night schools.
Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director – DBDS, specially thanked Royal D'Souza and the entire outreach department of DBCL, Kurla (Mumbai) for supporting DBDS team in the implementation of this project.