Reserved Area

News Mumbai Province (INB)

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to Chris Valentino

Yercaud 'Project Calls' Trains 40 Tribal Young through 21-Day Nursery & Nature Preservation Course

By BISSouthAsia Correspondent
View actual size | Download Photo
Mumbai, Aug. 12. On 05 August, on the Foundation Day of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy, 'Retreat-Don Bosco' Yercaud completed the 21-day training course in Nursery and Nature Preservation 'Project CALLS' supported by Jugend Eine Welt of Austria and Don Bosco Network South Asia. Through this programme, people got to Learn-Work-Earn their livelihood.
Yercaud being a hill station, people earn their living through tourism and the travel industry. With the lockdown continuously extended, the people, especially in the hill-station left with nothing to survive, managed to learn, work and earn through the  Shevaroyhills Tribal Development Institute [STDi].
Though there were 110 people who wanted to join the programme, the Salesian Institute could only accommodate 40 who deserved basic support in their struggle against poverty.

Among them were 10 college-going students who not only wanted to earn money to pay their college fees but also learn a skill for the future, a chance to work and earn a living on weekends and during holidays. The participants were paid a daily wage. Many participants shared that it was very empowering and has equipped them with a skill to earn on their own.

The certificate and celebrations took place in the presence of a number of local officials including  Mrs. Chitra, the Member of Legislative Assembly, Tamil Nadu of Yercaud Constituency, Mr. Gunesekar, the Block Development Officer of Yercaud, along with resource persons who accompanied them during the training and work.

Everyone lauded the Institute saying that it is the first programme of its kind in Yercaud for the tribal community. There are already a few individual organizations that have come forward to employ them regularly for gardening works. The trained people have started going already to a few institutions and STDi has sent out circulars to many organizers for job placement.

Courtesy: ANS [Agenzia Info Salesiana]


More News in YOUTH AT RISK

Salesian Province of Bangalore Launches DREAM Project
Salesian News Asia-Pacific YouTube Version Launched
Bosco Shramika Mitra, Don Bosco Navajeevan Organise Free Vaccination Drive
Salesian Intervention Sees Eye Surgery Miracle After 33 Months
Salesians Reach Out to Tribal Families on Don Bosco`s Birthday
Rate this
Current Rating

BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.

This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


Are you a friend of Don Bosco?

RSS Feeds RSS Feeds