Oct 16, 2021

Paper Pouch training for the women

women acquiring training for paper pouches
women acquiring training for paper pouches

Women from the slum area of Trivandrum has been receiving several skill based training for finding their source of income since pre pandemic period. They have been trained for manufacturing cloth bags, paper bags and also had introduced customised paper bag with the training in screen printing. The products of the women were creating a revolution in market as they introduced high quality commodities under low price tags.

Since the outbreak of pandemic the marketing style across the market has evolved and parcelling services popped up due to the restrictions of government as part of Covid control protocols. There was a huge demand in parcelling covers from the side of restaurants and other take away counters where the people demanded food parcels because they were not allowed to sit at hotel for dining. The women had utilised this evolution as an opportunity with the help of Don Bosco Veedu Society. They came up with the new innovation of paper pouches in different size. Don Bosco Veedu Society has introduced the women from the slum area to paper pouched which can be manufactured in low cost compared to paper bags and cloth bags and can be used as food parcel pouched.

One day training session for women was organised by Don Bosco Veedu Society which was conducted in two batches due to the pandemic protocols. The session provided training for women in manufacturing paper pouches of size – Small, Medium Large. Small and medium sized paper pouches were aimed for parcelling food items whereas the large sized paper pouched targeted the textile shops which were running short of packing covers.

The pouches they manufactured were from high strength papers and as part of goodwill maintaining extra papers were used for creating a strong base area for the pouches so that the chances of tearing of paper pouches due to weight could be avoided.

The products were introduced to markets as soon as the training completed and women started manufacturing the pouches in large quantity. The production of pouches were pacing up since the manufacturing effort is low compared to paper bags and cloth bags which made the women capture the markets with their innovative product. The materials for the production and the training session expenses were met by mobilising the fund gathered from the GlobalGiving platform where the donors had helped the women in building a consistent income generating source.

small, medium and large sized paper pouches
small, medium and large sized paper pouches
Oct 9, 2021

PRAVESHANOLSAVAM 2021

Don Bosco Veedu society has been working for the children who are at risk since 1991. The organisation has been rescuing the children who are found to be vulnerable in streets and other life situations with risk factors such as child labour, poverty, malnourishment etc. These children were rescued from such situations and were given shelter at the temporary  homes of Don Bosco Veedu Society.

Most of these children lack education since they have not been provided with an opportunity for schooling. We facilitate these children with better opportunity for getting educated. During the current year we were able to admit around 40 children to school. They are provided with new clothes and new notebooks for them to begin their saga for getting educated. As the process of imparting them a feeling of thirst to get educated the organisation has organised a function which was titled as “Praveshanolsavam – 2021” (praveshanam - entry, ulsavam – Fest) and the education materials were gifted to the children during the function.

The mass provision of notebooks were only made possible only by the kind donation of GlobalGiving donors due to which the children were benefited by the education supplies and are ready

Sep 23, 2021

Quality nutrition for the children

Children at Don Bosco nivas having quality food
Children at Don Bosco nivas having quality food

Don Bosco Nivas has been working for the children at risk since 1991. The organisation has been rescuing children from streets and from the drastic risks they face during their childhood which even has the potential to lead their lives to peril. Through our efficient and effective services which we provide for children we can proudly claim that the children at risk are no more at risk nowadays as they are in safe hands of ours. The children rescued from streets are obtained in the state of malnourishment and they desperately need food for their empty bellies. 

Don Bosco Nivas with the help of kind donors from GlobalGiving platform was able to provide them with good quality nutrition for these children throughout the year. 

The nutrition menu has been revised for the children as per the fund we recieved throught the donors of GlobalGiving

Sunday: 

Morning : Bread, Butter, Jam, Egg omlet, Milk

Noon: Chicken Biriyani and lime juice

Night: Rice pudding, Pulses and pickle

Monday:

Morning: Dosai, Coconut chutney, Milk with horlicks

Noon: Rice, Aviyal, Pulses, Cabbage curry

Night : Chappathi, Tomato curry

Tuesday: 

Morning: Appam, Kadala curry, Milk with horlicks

Noon: Rice, Tapioca, Soyabean curry, Dal curry

Night: Rice pudding, Coconut chutney, Pickle

Wednesday:

Morning: Masala dosai, Milk with horlicks

Noon: Ghee rice, Chicken curry, Pickle, Pappadam

Night: Onion Dosa, Sambar'

Thursday:

Morning: Poori, Potato curry, milk with horlicks

Noon: Rice, Aviyal, Fish curry

Night: Iidyappam, Egg curry

Friday:

Morning: Idli, Sambar, Vadai, Milk with horlicks

Noon: Rice, Fish fry, Thoran, Sambar

Night: Porotta, Beef curry

Saturday:

Morning: Rice puttu, Kadala curry, Milk with horlick

Noon: Rice, Sambar, Soyabean curry, Salad

Night: Chappathi, Potato curry

The children are recieving quality nutrition as per the revised menu of food and nutrition at Don Bosco Nivas because of the caring mind of the GlobalGiving donors.

 
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