"If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, if you teach a him to fish, you feed him for a life-time”. Fr. Shibu Davis, Rector Don Bosco started his Presidential address by quoting the well known proverb. The occasion was the Valedictory Function of the Basic Beautician Course being conducted at Mamma Margarete Accademy of Beautician, Vaduthala, for the past 4 years ,with the support of Joyalukkas Foundation. The emergence of Covid- 19, had forced us to stop the training intermittently during the last two years . However, we successfully managed to complete the course by splitting the batches into two, thus reducing the number per batch. Of the 250 young ladies who completed the course, almost all of them, could secure a job either during the course or immediately after completing the course. Fr. Shibu thanked JA Foundation for the initiative taken in providing such an excellent chance to aspiring young girls to be confident individuals who could support their families to come up in the society. Apart from the beautician training, the girls were given training in Computer basics, Soft skills, Spoken english and Personality development.
P.P. Jose, Chief coordinator JA Foundation was the Guest of Honour. He congratulated the girls and registered his appreciation in showing such enthusiasm and successfully completing the training. Course certificates were later distributed by him. Sri George T A delivered the Key-note address and closed his talk with a lovely song that cooled the participants innerselves. Fr Varghese Pynadath SDB, Manager, Don Bosco Tech offered felicitations and congratulated the successful trainees. Three of the girls came forward to share their experience during the course of training. Each of them reiterated that their confidence level has been hiked. They expressed their thanks for the opportunity given and also promised that they will be good citizens useful for the society ,family and the nation. Our primary aim in starting such a vocational training was to promote self-reliance through sustainable programs Fr. Raju Philips, Principal, Don Bosco Tech. Private ITI, delivered thanks to each and every one who helped to carry out the course during the past four years.