by Father Bento D'Souza
KARJAT, JULY 26, 2017: Don Bosco Yuva Sanstha (DBYS) bagged the third place – from among 16 other Raigad-based NGOs - in an evaluation of skill development, employability and entrepreneurship projects under Pramod Mahajan Kaushillia Vikas Abhiyan at Sanguli on July 15.
Bhopi Ganesh, the central coordinator and other staff of DBYS, Karjat accepted the certificate and medallion on behalf of the institution, before an audience of hundred youth and instructors. DBYS is currently home to 73 non-formal technical students, being trained under the DBYS Karjat skill development programme. It is open for any unskilled youth between 18 and 25, looking to develop a skill in order to find a job and begin a career.
The event was held in Panvel Pace Training centre, under the mentorship of SG Pawar, the assistant director of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Guidance Centre, Alibaug and SB Angane, deputy director, Mumbai division. Larsen and Toubro's Pratham bagged the first place, while Pace training centre finished second. A special award was also given to Pillai training centre, Rasoini.
DBYS has been recognised for its contribution often. During the provincial team visit on July 16, Father Savio Silveira, vice provincial of Salesian Mumbai province, had presented an award to the Director of DBYS, Father Montrose Rodrigues for his contribution.