Sunday, August 24, 2008


Meryl Misquita
MUMBAI, AUGUST 24, 2008: Shelter Don Bosco conducted the Sixth Career Mela – Chhota Udaan – on August 19-20, bringing yet another fresh set of innovative ideas to vulnerable children on the issue of careers. Some of the novel career possibilities presented at the Mela this time were: Para Professional Social Work, Adventure Tourism and Hospitality Management. This information helped the youngsters from Shelter understand the great variety of career opportunities presently available. The presentations were also highly appreciated by the representative of other NGOs who attended the Mela. Besides sharing information on these careers, the resource persons also gave the participants some useful tips on how to write a good CV and how to make a positive impression at the interview. On August 20 practical demonstrations were held on Garland, Sandwich, and Bhel Puri making. It was also explained to the participants how they could set up a small business with minimum financial investment. Further, they were helped to understand how these small entrepreneurial ventures yield good profits. The Counselors who were present at the Mela took sessions on motivation, interest and ability, and goal setting. They helped the children reflect on themselves, their situation and the positive changes that they can bring about in their own lives. They led the children to an understanding of how a positive outlook in life is necessary to build up a successful career.

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