Training Program on Gender Equity for Youth
BSK in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India has undertaken the task of training youth belonging to marginalized groups on the issue of Gender Equity.
The program is aimed at sensitizing and empowering youth to be change makers, bringing about an attitudinal change in their respective communities and society at large on Gender Equity. Sessions across the five-day long residential training address the gravity of the problem India faces due to its depleting sex ratio of just 914 girls to 1000 boys (2011 census).
40 young boys and girls from across the districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are attending the training from 09 to 13 February, 2016 at Don Bosco Provincial House.
The program started with an inaugural at 9:30 AM with a welcome note to the participants followed by a prayer song. The Head of the Institution, Provincial, Fr.Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar was invited as the Chief Guest and Rector of Don Bosco Ongole, Fr.Thomas Santiagu, Sr. Co-ordinator, BSK Ms.Pascal Flynn, Rector of Don Bosco Provincial House Hyderabad, Fr.James were welcomed to the dais as guests of honour. A ceremonial lamp was lit by representatives from the organization and the different groups participating as trainees.
Fr.Thathireddy briefed the participants on the purpose and goal of the Gender Equity Training Program, reiterating the severity of the imbalance in society due to gender disparity and emphasizing the important role every young person holds in bringing about sustainable change. He announced the opening of the training wishing all the best of luck.