India – Certificate of Excellence to Don Bosco Tech

21 June 2017

(ANS – New Delhi) – “Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana” (DDU-GKY) is one of the programs of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) – Government of India. These programs work with the vision of transforming poor rural youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. These programs focus on poor rural youth between the ages of 15 to 35. Don Bosco Tech is one of the 315 partners implementing this program in partnership with MoRD, and on 19th June, 2017, the Ministry awarded Don Bosco Tech the award for the “BEST PERFORMING TRAINING PARTNER (Category A), 2016-17.”

The award and certificate were received by Fr. AM Joseph SDB, the Executive Director, from Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, the Hon. Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Since 2009, Don Bosco Tech has been involved in training the youth of several Indian states in a variety of relevant skills in partnership with the MoRD. During this period, it has trained a total of 62,863 youth of whom 48,425 (77.03%) have since been employed. During the last year (2016-17), Salesians have been actively implementing the project in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Jharkhand and Orissa and have trained 4,850 youth. 

DDU-GKY takes pride in its partners and their ability to add value. Innovation from partners is encouraged to build scale and capacity. In this respect, Don Bosco Tech has taken initiatives to impart quality training along with moral values and to develop and deploy systems that are robust and meaningful to the skilling ecosystem. Some of the areas of specific intervention include online MIS system, digital content, digital directory providing information, a mobile app which is helpful to find training options, training centers, connect the alumni etc.

“We are surely happy with this award, which is a sign of recognition and acknowledgement to the commitment of all the staff of Don Bosco Tech, particularly those involved in the above-mentioned states,” says Fr George Mathew, SDB, Assistant Director, and head of the Finance Department of Don Bosco Tech Society. “We appreciate the effort and support provided by the center, state and provincial teams in the realization of this project. A special word of appreciation to the great leadership and focus provided by Fr. AM Joseph and his team. This is surely both an opportunity and a motivation to the organization to ensure that it continues to strive ever better in the realization of the mission of Skilling India and forming morally upright and contributing citizens.”

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