BIS #6655 Career Guidance by Prafulta

By Cl. Ambrose Monteiro for BISMumbai

A workshop on Career Guidance was organized for students of Classes 9 to 12 from the Subhash Nagar community, a basti in the neighborhood of St Dominic Savio Boys’ Home, Andheri, on 19 June 2022. Children from adjoining communities such as Goni Nagar, Azad Nagar and Sanjay Nagar also attended the programme. A total of 40 students attended the workshop. It was organized in collaboration with the Career Guidance department of Prafulta, and was facilitated by Ms Rhea Ann Gomes in Hindi. Ms Asha Dhandhaliya was also present virtually to co-facilitate the workshop.

The workshop was interactive and the students participated actively. Students were given information on various subjects and courses in the Arts, Science and Commerce stream after Classes 10 and 12. They were also told about various vocational and diploma courses along with some unique career choices. A handout illustrating the same was given to them at the end of the workshop and a written feedback was collected. The students were asked what topics they would like to discuss at Prafulta.

The students left the workshop feeling happy, motivated and geared to take big and small steps towards making their lives meaningful.