Thursday, August 3, 2017

BIS #5185 DISABILITIES AWARENESS PROGRAMME

by BIS Correspondent

 

MUMBAI, AUG 3, 2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organised a Disabilities Awareness programme for over 65 self-help group women residing in the slums of Ashok Nagar, Kurla, Mumbai on July 31.

 

The workshop was aimed at creating awareness among women about the importance of the different vaccinations for children. Three special guests from Italy, namely Francesco Tagliabue, Erio Bevilacqua and Matteo Zampieri from an Italian organisation, Auxilium India were present at the seminar.

 

Auxilium India has supported the works of DBDS for last nine years. Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director – DBDS, in his welcome address highlighted the main objective of the workshop. He thanked Auxilium India for their constant support extended for activities in 26 slum-pockets of Mumbai.

 

Tagliabue in his short address expressed his great joy in witnessing the programme and he wished all the women a bright future. Following the programme, the guests visited the other works of DBDS in the slums of Mumbai. They visited Sion Koliwada and Wadala. "It was truly phenomenal to see the kind of work done by Don Bosco fathers (priests) in the slums of Mumbai," Bevilacqua said. 

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