Inauguration of the Vocational Training Centre of Excellence
The Rotary Club of Bombay and the Bombay YMCA began its partnership way back in 1929, when Mr. H.W. Byrant, General Secretary & CEO of Bombay YMCA was instrumental in founding of the Rotary Club of Bombay as one of the Charter members. He was also elected as the Vice President. Since then, the Rotary Club of Bombay and the Bombay YMCA have collaborated on numerous projects which include Night Study Centres, a swimming pool, self-help groups and Vocational Training Centres.
Rotary Club of Bombay, one of the pioneers in India among the Rotary movement, devoted to the ideal of ‘Fellowship through Service’ over the years found a worthy partner and a likeminded ally in The Bombay YMCA.
In its resolve to transform lives of the marginalized and weaker sections of the community especially women and girls, the Vocational Training Centre was established at the ground floor classroom of Municipal School Agripada in 1995 under the Presidentship of Rtn. Arvind Jolly. The Vocational training centre has touched close to 48,000 lives since its establishment in 1993.
18th September 2018 was a proud moment for both the organisations as they joined forces yet again to inaugurate a project which is rightly being named ‘The Vocational Training Centre of Excellence’. This Centre is supported by Bharat Serum and Vaccines Ltd, who have made a munificent contribution as part of their CSR initiative.
The centre was inaugurated by RCB President Vijay Jatia, Bhavna Daftary and YMCA President Jacob Koshy.
The centre will function with the aim to…
- To empower the underprivileged section of society
- To facilitate the vocational training programs for needy.
- To facilitate employment opportunities
- To identify the problem of an individual through counseling and provide the services accordingly.
- To organize and conduct educational and awareness programmes for the underprivileged