December 14, 2015
Don Bosco Action India, National Meet 2015

The National Meet was held in Chennai during 27 to 29 November 2015. The meeting was attended by SPCSA Delegate Fr.Albert Johnson sdb and Secretary Fr.Noel sdb, Mr. Jochim from VIA Don Bosco, Belgium, Mr.Roland and Mr.Christian from BONN, Germany apart from the 12 PDO Heads in India and Srilanka. The meet revolved on the Read More


October 7, 2015
Publication of Resource Materials

Book Title: “Essentials of Good NGO Governance”, written by Louis Manohar, National Coordinator, DBAI.  This book is a very comprehensive guide for NGOs; explains the key issues to ensure good governance and how to improve organizational capacity.  Greater emphasis is paid to effective human resource management in NGO sector.  Practical guidelines are explained with simple Read More



Report on the Annual General Meet of Don Bosco Action India at Goa 26 & 27 November 2013

The annual general meet of Don Bosco Action India, a national network for social development spread across India with its regional headquarters in 11 States of India, was been held at “Caritas” Goa on 26 & 27 November 2013.  Don Bosco Action India, through its network executes a number of community development programmes targeting vulnerable Read More



Four-day skill training programme at Assam from 25th to 28th October 2013

A four-day skills training on organic cultivation and mushroom cultivation was conducted from 25th to 28th October 2013 in two villages of Nonlai and Paporjan, Tinsukia District, Assam. The training was given with the aim to promote organic cultivation and to enhance the SHG members the skill of mushroom cultivation for income generating activities.


Two-day Skill training programme at Naga United Village – Dimapur

A two-day skill training programme was organized by ANMA – Integrated Development Society – Dimapur on 28th and 29th November 2013. The training was conducted mainly for the new SHGs to enhance their income generation. All together 80 SHG leaders, SHG members attended the training. Expert practitioners Mrs. Ribika Puroh and Mrs. Vitsituo explained the 


Three-day Skill Training in soft toys making at Bosco Niwas, Sonada District, Darjeeling from 18th to 20th May 2013

A three-day training programme was organized by Don Bosco Development Society – Kolkata from 18th to 20th May 2013 at Bosco Niwas, Sonada District, Darjeeling for 59 SHG representatives. The resource person for the training programme was Ms. Ruth Biswas Mukhia – Soft toys Trainer, Ms. Sila Ghosh – Soft toys Trainer, Ms. Chabi Sarkar  


Two-day Skill Training in candle making at Bosco Niwas, Sonada on 18th and 19th May 2013

A two-day training programme was organized by Don Bosco Development Society – Kolkata on 18th and 19th May 2013at Bosco Niwas, Sonada for 24 SHG representatives. The resource person for the training programme was Sr. Nellie – Candle making Trainer, Ms. Rani Gomes – Trainer on Marketing. The participants were given skill training in candle 


Animators Review Meeting cum Exposure Visit at Don Bosco, Oodlabari on 15th & 16th May 2013.

A two-day animators review meeting cum exposure visit was organized by Kolkata Province at Don Bosco Oodlabari, Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal. The resource persons for the training programme was Ms. Veronica Makhal – Coordinator of SHG Project and Mr. Sani Biswas – Field Assistant The participants were given a review on the SHG project


One-day training programme on High yielding paddy cultivation and Pest management at Assam

ANMA-Integrated Development Association (AIDA) Dimapur Province conducted a one-day training programme on High yielding paddy cultivation and Pest management training on 14th May 2013 at Panikhowa, Tinsukia district in Assam.  Total 40 SHG Leaders, community leaders and farmers attended the training. The resource persons P. Ahmed (Agronomy) Krishi Vighan Kendra, Tinsukia gave detailed inputs on 


Fifteen days long training programme at Mumbai from 29th April to 15th May 2013

The 15 days long training on “entrepreneurship Development” for the SHG leaders was organized by Mumbai Province from 29th April to 15th May 2013. The training was meant for SHG leaders of the slum community in Pune. It was attended by 26 women from the Beedi Kaamgar colony.  The session was inaugurated by Fr.George Miranda.


Capacity Building training programme on Power of Positive Thinking at Velguem, Goa on 22nd April 2013

On 22nd April 2013, at Velguem Gram Panchayat the Executive Leaders of the 14 Self Help Groups had a session on “the Power of Positive Thinking” disseminated by Adv. Shivaji Dessai from Valpoi, Satteri. The purpose of this session was to help the women to realize the reason for their lack of growth within thei


Capacity Building training Programme on Leadership Development at Roon, Goa

Don Bosco Action India Goa and Heritage Culture Art and Education Development society , Lanja together Organized a training programme on “Leadership development” at Village Roon on 21st April 2013.  The training Programme was guided by Manali Mahendra Salavi and Santosh Kamble. In this Leadership development training different women’s of different SHG’s were trained


Two-day Skill Training in detergent making at Don Bosco, Barapahari on 18th and 19th April 2013

A two-day training programme was organized by Don Bosco Development Society – Kolkata on 18th and 19th April 2013 at Don Bosco, Barapahari. The resource person for the training programme was Mr. Jasimuddin Mir – Trainer of Sampurna and Mr. Mir Saiful – Trainer of Sampurna. The participants were told to remember certain points while


Capacity Building training programme on Right to Information at Shirahatti on 17th April, 2013.

Konkan Development Society organized a training programme on Right to Information at Shirahatti, Karnataka for 20 women from 7 Self Help Groups on 17th April 2013. Adv. Abdulgani Bevinagidad spoke about the history of the act, how the act works and the steps followed to file an RTI application. The women then asked questions


Two-day training programme on marketing at Kolkata on 11th and 12th April 2013

A two-day training programme was organized by Kolkata province on 11th and 12th April 2013 on Marketing. The resource person for the training programme was Ms. Teresa Lethorn – (Marketing Co-ordinator), Ankur Kala, Mr. Susanta Bhattacharya – (Chief Accountant), Ankur Kala, Ms. Deepika Chatterjee – (Research & Marketing Co-ordinator), Ankur Kala. The participants were trained


Marketing Skill Training

A two-day training on marketing skills was organized at the Training Centre, Ankur Kala, Kolkata on 11 and 12 April 2013.  Ms. Teresa Lethorn, (Marketing coordinator) Mr. Susanta Bhattacharya (Chief Accountant) and Ms. Deepika Chatterjee (Research and Marketing coordinator).  The participants learned business ethics, methods of billing, essentials of team spirit and leadership


Detergent Making Training

As a part of income-generating skill training, 43 women were trained in Detergent Making during a two-day workshop, organized at the Community Hall, Barapahari on 18 and 19 April 2013. The women participants were taught about the raw materials, sources of raw materials, selection of raw materials and learned the process of making detergent through 


Programme on Time Management for leaders at Veeralur, Chennai

DBAI, Chennai Province organized a programme on Time management for leadership and mentoring on 18.03.2013.    14 SHG staff and animators from Veeralur participated.  Mr. Thangam welcomed the participants and gave a message on time management.  Fr. David, Administrator, Don Bosco, SIHARAM talked about leadership and mentoring, need for mentoring and who should be mentored.


Workshop on Leadership to SHG leaders at Tiruvannamalai.

DBAI, Chennai conducted a one-day programme on “Leadership Traits” to SHG leaders and at Tiruvannamalai on 09.03.2013. 10 SHG staff and animators participated in the programme. Mr. Charles welcomed the participants. Fr. Andrew Stephenraj, Administration Don Bosco SIHARAM was the resource person. The topics covered principles and attributes of leadership, understanding the followers, importance of


Education on Women Empowerment at Pavur on 10 March 2013

Don Bosco Pavur conducted a one-day training for the women to commemorate Women’s Day, on 10 March 2013 with the theme “I & My Family.”  The day-long programme began at 10 am with Fr. Aloysius SDB,, introducing the theme and the dynamics of the day.  The first session was animated by Ms. Hycinth, the Director  


International Women’s Day Celebrations at Mumbai on 7 March 2013

The programme was held in afternoon to ensure that maximum number of women participate in the programme. Nearly 550 women attended the programme. The chief guests for the programme were Ms.Roswitha Mous, Sr. Manager, Don Bosco Mondo, Ms.Julis, Don Bosco Mondo, Ms.Poonam Sinha, Sr. Manager, Bank of India, Adv.Poonam Sinha, Majlis, Ms Khatoon Shaikh, Convener,


DBAI Annual National Meet

A two-day national meet was organized at Don Bosco Provincial house, Mumbai on 10 & 11 December 2012.  The first day events started at 9.30 a.m. with a prayer.  Fr. Elson, Economer, Mumbai Province welcomed the participants.  Fr. Thamburaj, Executive Secretary, DBAI, presented the time-table for the two-day meet and introduced Mr. Sanjay, the resource 


Training Programme on Jewellery & Paper Bag Making at Goa on 19th and 21st November 2012

A two day training programme was organized by Konkan Development Society, Goa on jewellery making and paper bag making at the Village Panchayat Velguem for 14 Self Help Groups. The resource person for the training programme was Ms. Fahreen Khan. She had practical sessions on making bangles of pearls, and other decorative beads, head gear


Capacity Building training programme on Alcoholism at Goa

On 10th of November 2012, Konkan Development Society organized a session on Alcoholism for the SHG Leaders of 7 groups. There were 31 participants in attendance. The resource person was Mr. Rambabu the Coordinator of the development works in Shirahatti. The session began with the statistics in the country and state-wise distribution of the illness,


Training Programme on Mushroom Cultivation at Nunem, Goa

 On 2nd September 2012, ‘Mushroom Cultivation” training was organized for the Self Help Groups of Nunem village in Sanguem taluka. The programme was organized by Don Bosco Konkan Development Society, Goa. The resource person for the training programme was Fr. Richard Correia, Executive Director, Don Bosco Agriculture Training and Research Society, Sulcorna. The programme