Don Bosco Human Resource Development Centre (DBHRDC), Gagillapur, 16 August 2021: In keeping with enhancing Skill Development initiatives in the country, DBHRDC is running similar Training programmes for the poor and marginalized youth. It has a skill-training centre with a motto to promote and showcase the strength of youth-centric interventions for their sustainable livelihood, through suitable employment and micro-enterprises.

DBHRDC held an inaugural ceremony of its Skill Development Training Centre, set up under the initiative of three different domains viz., Hospitality, Tailoring and Beautician course on 16th August 2021. Father Thomas Santiago, Vice Provincial of the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, Father Noel Maddhichetty, Director of BoscoNet, Father Bellamkonda Sudhakar, Executive Director of Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), Father Sarath, Assistant Director, BSK, Mr Shankar from SOS Village Children, the Staff of BSK and DBHRDC and the trainees were present on this occasion. The inaugural ceremony began with lighting the lamp followed by prayer dance to invoke God’s blessings.

Father Bellamkonda Sudhakar extended a warm welcome to the dignitaries, participants, faculty members and students. He stressed on the prominence of the skill-training programme being inaugurated on the birthday of St John Bosco. He spoke about improving the livelihood and status of the underprivileged youth and their communities. He appreciated the collaborative partnership of different partners Hitachi, Niehof, SOS village Children, BoscoNet, JEW in due process of securing the programme undertaken at DBHRDC.

Father Thomas Santiago, spoke about the work of Don Bosco and the hardships he underwent in his lifetime. He said that the DBHRDC motivated the trainees to utilize the opportunities and facilities to their maximum advantage, culminating in a fruitful employment.
Father Noel Maddhichetty insisted that the Covid-19 pandemic is not a hurdle to discover the inner talents and but paves the way to new opportunities that the world offers today.

Mr Shankar, the coordinator of SOS village Children, emphasized on the significance of skill development programme to empower themselves and secure livelihood prospects while enhancing the quality of life for the individuals and their families. He also thanked BSK and DBHRDC for the extended collaboration with their organization.

The Inauguration of Short Term-Skill Development Training ended with a vote of thanks Father Sarath. He thanked all the collaborators and the representatives in providing such a delightful opportunity to them for establishing their livelihood-based training in tailoring, hospitality, and beautician courses.

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