Transformative partnership at Dum Dum Correctional Home for skill training

Transformative partnership at Dum Dum Correctional Home for skill training

- Executive Director: Don Bosco Tech

In a historic collaboration, the West Bengal Correctional Administration, Don Bosco Prison Ministry, Don Bosco Tech Society, and Schneider Electric Foundation have initiated a ground-breaking program at the Dum Dum Correctional Home. This transformative partnership recognizes the potential of skill training to empower inmates and enable them to envision a brighter future through gainful employment.

The programme was launched at the Dum Dum Correctional Home, with Don Bosco facilitating the delivery of electrical training equipment from Schneider Electric Foundation. Through hands-on guidance, the training will be provided to interested inmates. This approach fosters skill development and cultivates self-sufficiency and confidence among participants.

Speaking on the occasion, Father Joseph Pauria, the Provincial Salesians of Don Bosco, Kolkata, re-affirmed the commitment of Don Bosco Prison Ministry to provide freedom, dignity, and honour to the inmates and will strive to create all possible opportunities for ensuring it.

The honourable Minister-of-State (IC), Dept. of Correctional Administration, Govt. of West Bengal Shir Akhil Giri, in his address, expressed happiness about the involvement of Don Bosco in the many correctional settings and expressed hope that the new initiative will make a lasting impact on the inmates of the facility.

Other distinguished guests at the inauguration included Shri Jagdish Prasad Meena, IAS, Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal, Department of Correctional Administration, Shri Laxmi Narayan Meena, IPS, ADG & IG of Correctional Services, West Bengal, Father Jijo John, Provincial Economer, Salesian Province of Kolkata, Father Jose Podimattam, Principal Don Bosco Technical Institute, Park Circus, Kolkata, Father Scaria Nedumattathil, Director, Don Bosco Prison Ministry, Kolkata, Father George Mathew, Executive Director, Don Bosco Tech Society, New Delhi and Mr Joy Mukherjee - Regional Sales Director Schneider Electric.

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