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College Women Development Cell
 
Members:
Ms. Jyoti Ghosh - In-charge
Ms. Shubha Chaubal -Mentor
Ms. Dhanashree Joshi    
Ms. Lata & Ms. Yojana    
Mr. Harish Sadani - Member from an NGO
Dr. Sachin Pendse - DLLE, In-charge
Ms. Hema Mehta - Workshop Co-ordinator
Ms. Laxmi Pandya - Community work co-ordinator
Ms. Anita & Ms. Surekha    
Ms. Shruti Dalvi - Member
Mr. Mahendra Pawar - Member
 
Recent Activities
 
8th October, 2016 
 
Free Health Check Up Camp for Sanjay Nagar Community Women in collaboration with Holy Spirit Hospital
CWDC organised a “Free Health Check Up Camp” for Sanjay Nagar Community Women in collaboration with Holy Spirit Hospital on 8th October, 2016 at Tolani College of Commerce.  Dr. Khanna (Medical Director – Holy Spirit Hospital) whole heartedly supported the community service activity of CWDC and arranged for the camp. A team of about 15 members - 2 female doctors, 2 sisters and about 10 to 12 volunteers (nursing students) from Holy Spirit Hospital arrived at the college at around 9.15 am for the smooth conduct of the camp. Free physical examination along with blood pressure, blood sugar test and doctor consultancy were provided by the hospital. After consulting the lady doctor, the community women were also given free medicines. The women were asked to fast for 12 hours for correct reports of blood sugar. After the blood test, they were given breakfast sponsored by the college. 
The total numbers of beneficiaries were 57 (47 from the Sanjay Nagar Community and 10 College non-teaching female staff). The talk on health, hygiene, prevention of dengue and chicken guinea was appreciated by the participants.
 
 
 
4th October, 2016 
 
Talk on Gender Sensitization & Gender Equality by Mr. Harish Sadani, In charge and Co-founder of MAVA (Men Against Violence and Abuse)
CWDC organised a talk on Gender Sensitization and Gender Equality by Mr. Harish Sadani –     In charge and Co-founder of MAVA (Men Against Violence and Abuse). 
 
Gender Sensitization is one basic requirement for the normal development of an individual. Without being sensitive to the needs of a particular gender, an individual may refrain from understanding the opposite gender and in some acute cases even him or herself. The need for this sensitivity has been felt and realized through times immemorial and in almost all kinds of human existence, across the globe. But somehow in the recent times, a much stronger need is felt and realized to talk and discuss about this sensitive topic both on a Personal and Professional front.
 
90 students attended the talk. Mr. Harish briefed on gender differences, gender sensitization, gender equality and then highlighted the contribution of both the genders in creation and development of a well balanced society. He stressed on the point that to overcome the various disparities existing in lieu of gender equality the following aspects have to be developed:
 
Individuals need to be more open-minded, rational and unbiased in their thoughts and actions.
There is an urgent need to shatter the load of our Orthodox Beliefs and Biased Values to accentuate the Progressive Existence of both the genders.
Better reconciliation of work and private life for both women and men is essential to gender equality.
 
 
 
30th September, 2016
 
Talk on Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer by Dr. Ajay Kolse, Consultant Radiation Oncologist of Holy Spirit Hospital 
CWDC organised a talk on Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer by Dr. Ajay Kolse (MBBS, MD (Radio Therapy), Consultant Radiation Oncologist of Holy Spirit Hospital. A group of 127 students of F.Y.B.Com. attended the talk and were enlightened on the most common cancers in women now a days. Dr. Ajay briefed the learners about the symptoms, advancement of cancer, its effects and the various medical treatments at different stages of cancer. Doctor mentioned that no doubt the teenagers are not at risk but awareness and knowledge of these cancers can help early detection of the disease and treating it 100%.
 
 
 
26th August, 2016
 
Talk on Stress Management by Dr. Delica D’Sa, Clinical Counselor of Holy Spirit Hospital
CWDC organised a talk on Stress Management by Dr. Delica D’Sa, Clinical Counselor of Holy Spirit Hospital. Dr. Delica is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Illinois, USA). She enlightened the group of 180 learners of F.Y.B.Com. on what is stress?, how to know the symptoms of stress, not to panic on some issues and some techniques to accept the fact and overcome it.
 
 
 
18th August, 2016
 
Grocery Distribution to four families of Sanjay Nagar Telgu Vaidu Community 
CWDC organised distribution of food provisions among women affected with HIV (2 families), a girl student having health issues (1 family) and a Child with paritial visual disability (1 family)  belonging to Telgu Vaidu community of Sanjay Nagar, adopted slum area near the college. The collection drive and distribution was done by the degree college students. The food grains were contributed by students, faculties (degree as well as junior) and staff. The grocery packets consisted of 5kgs. Rice, 5kgs. Wheat Flour, 1kg. Chana Dal, 1kg. Toor Dal, 1kg. Sugar, 1Ltr. Oil, 1kg. Salt and 1 packet of Tea Powder.
 
 
 
23rd July, 2016
 
Talk on Women Rights by eminent Lawyer of Mumbai – Advocate Anand Bhatia
CWDC of Tolani College of Commerce organized a talk on Women Rights by eminent Lawyer of Mumbai – Advocate Anand Bhatia. The talk aimed to promote women human rights and to support the active and broad participation of women in the establishment and maintenance of respectful democratic order. Finally students were enlightened on the following aspects : Supporting the adherence to women rights, stopping violence against women and girls and building on the capacity of female leaders in the conflict area. Advocate Anand Bhatia ignited the positive spark among the students through his mind blowing speech and examples.
 
  
 
 
July 2016
 
9th July, 2016 : Books and Stationery Distribution Drive
CWDC organized Distribution of Books, Stationery and breakfast to children of Telgu Vaidu Community of Sanjay Nagar – the adopted slum area near the College. 96 students benefitted of this programme. The children were given bags, note books, long books, stationery, colour pencils, tiffin box and water bottle. The articles were donated by the students of Tolani College and staff. Also the alumni contributed for this noble clause. The collection drive and distribution was done by the Degree College students under the guidance of Prof. Hema Mehta.
 
 
 
The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. And since by now you probably know that you need a healthy environment for your own health and happiness, you can understand why effective waste management is so important to YOU and everyone else. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health.

Students of Tolani College of Commerce collected unused diaries and partially used diaries and  converted it into 242  beautiful notepads. KUDOS TO STUDENTS FOR CREATING ENVIRONMENT CONSCIOUSNESS.
 
 
 
10th & 11th February 2016
 
B.Com Students participated in Inter-Collegiate Film Festival Sama-bhav 2016 on Gender, Masculinity and Relationships organized by Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) in collaboration with Ramnarain Ruia College’s Department of BMM – English, National Service Scheme (NSS) and Marathi on 10th & 11th February, 2016.  The fest aimed at developing understanding and perspective of the gathered audience, on the concerns and contemporary, critical issues faced by all the 3 Genders in Indian Society and in other countries.There was interaction with the Chief Guest Arunaraje Patil ( Film Director and Manisha Kurade ( Screenwriter).
 
  
 
14th January, 2016
 
CWDC Organised Free Dental Check Up Camp. 72 students took the benefit of the “Free Dental Check up Camp” . It was a great sight to see Humanity in action without boundaries and selflessness on behalf of Dr.Jaya Nihalani .
 
 
24th November 2015
 
CWDC sponsored education of a girl child of HIV affected parent residing at the slum Sanjay Nagar adopted by the college.
 
15th August, 2015

CWDC organised Independence day Programme where in the Children from the adopted community performed a small entertainment programme and where given donated clothes and take-away snacks sponsored by our Alumnus Mr. Nirmal Patel.
 
 
 
14th August, 2015
 
CWDC organized Talk on Gender Sensitization for  B.Com students, by Prof Vijendra Singh, N.M. College of Commerce & Economics.The talk aimed at creating understanding that GENDER is a socio-economic variable to analyze roles, responsibilities, constraints, opportunities and needs of men and women in any context.
 
23rd July, 2015
 
Talk on ‘ Hand Hygiene” by Ms Prajakti Shirsekar,(Our Alumni) Dy. Manager – Events & DTC ,Marketing Department Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. explained to the students that hands are the main pathways of germ transmission during health care. Hand hygiene is therefore the most important measure to avoid the transmission of harmful germs and prevent health-care-associated infections. 
 
23rd July, 2015
 
Talk on ‘Diet and Nutrition’ by Ms. Suvarna Pathak, Chief Dietician, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital enlightened the students that eating healthy food promotes good health and unhealthy food habits lead to a diseased body and also it is important that one eats a variety of healthy foods from within and across the food groups, as some foods from within a food group provide more nutrients than others.
 
 
11th July, 2015
 
CWDC organized Distribution of Books ,Stationery and breakfast to a hundred children of Vaidu community of Sanjay Nagar, adopted slum area near the College. The collection drive and distribution was done by the Degree College students under the guidance of  Prof.  Hema Mehta .
 
 
 
27th June, 2015
 
CWDC organized Talk on Gender Sensitization for Second Year B.Com students, by Mr Rakesh Jain, Director of International School of Management & Technology, Borivali and also  the active member of Bharatiya Jain Sanghatan. The talk aimed at creating understanding that GENDER is a socio-economic variable to analyze roles, responsibilities, constraints, opportunities and needs of men and women in any context.
 
 
 
23rd December, 2014
 
CWDC and Rotaract Club organised Distribution of Food Provisions and other essential commodities among women affected with HIV and a Child with partial visual disability belonging to Vaidu community of Sanjay nagar , adopted slum area near the college. The collection drive and distribution was done by the degree college students .
 
 
 
16th August, 2014 
CWDC organised Distribution of food provisions among women affected with HIV and a Child with paritial visual disability belonging to Vaidu community of Sanjay nagar , adopted slum area near the college. The collection drive and distribution was done by the degree college students under the supervision of  Prof. Hema Mehta  and Prof Shubha Chaubal.
 
 
 
23rd July, 2014
On receiving a brief biography of Aarushi, the students voluntarily came forward to sponsor her education. And at the same time S.Y.B.COM and S.Y.B.A.F students shared  'Sponsoring a girl child has been one of the most rewarding experience'.
 
 
16th July, 2014 
Mr Harish Sadani, Chief Functionary  of Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA)  was invited to deliver talk on Gender Sensitization. He spoke on his personal experiences on Man-Woman Relationships and the influence of powerful women in his life that has been shaping his vision and dreams. Through his efforts towards stopping and preventing gender-based violence against women, he aspired students for a gender-just society – where men and women live in harmony, with dignity and self-respect, by providing spaces for mutual growth and well-being.
 
 
 
12th July, 2014  
CWDC organised Distribution of Books and Stationeries among 73 children of Vaidu community of Sanjay nagar , adopted slum area near the college. The collection drive and distribution was done by the degree college students under the supervision of  Prof. Hema Mehta and Prof Shubha Chaubal.
 
 
 
6th September and 11th September, 2013
The  College Women Development committee in collaboration with Marrow Donor Registry (India) organized an orientation programme for “Voluntary Marrow Donor and Blood Stem Cell Donation” The orientation was conducted by Dr. Pravin Clement on 22nd August, 2013. And followed by the orientation was the Blood collection camp organized on 6th and 11th September,2013. for students who were ready to volunteer as a marrow donor in the future when needed.
 
 
 
27th August, 2013
The  Community Development  Work Committee had organized a free Dental and Eye check up camp for women and senior citizens, on Tuesday, 27th August 2013. The dentist Dr. Aarti Daswani and the ophthalmologist Dr. Alpa Jain graced the occasion and tended to 126 patients. An optometrist , Mr. Rathod also checked the number for people who had come for an eye check up and the people from the community were grateful to the college for providing these services free of cost.
 
 
 
26th June, 2013
CWDC observed International Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking day. A talk on Drug Addiction was given by Dr. Shanti from the NGO-National Addiction Research Center. She was accompanied by a counselor and a patient who is a rehabilitee shared his experience to the students. 
 
24th November, 2012
CWDC organised and hosted a One-Day National Conference on 'Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship' jointly with Dept. of Law of Tolani College and University Women Development Cell (University of Mumbai)
 
  
 
28th August, 2012 
CWDC  organized a talk on “Women’s Health and Well Being” by Young Concept a division of FOGSI(Federation of Obsterics and Gynaecological Societies of India).It is a informative and interactive program called “Its time we talk” on women’s well being and reproductive health with the help of FOGSI. FOGSI is an association of 23000 Obstetrician’s and Gynaecologists at National Level; is committed to improve women’s health and spread education across india through its 200 societies.
 
9th July, 2012
CWC distributed stationary to 70 community children were present. They were given note books, school bags, water bottle, pen, pencils , sharpeners ,colour box, compass box, etc
 
28th March,2012
Distribution of food provision to HIV+ affected person 
 
8th March, 2012 
Womens’ Day Celebration.  Students were asked to prepare various posters exhibiting various womens’ issues, their empowerment and top women achievers in various fields. The same were displayed on the college premises.
 
    
 
13th February, 2012 
A Talk on ‘Female Infanticide and Foeticide’ by Dr. Vasudev Iyer on 13th February,2012 addressing the S.Y.B.Com. students
 
19th January, 2012
A survey was conducted on 19th January, 2012 by the NGO “We the People Foundation” to spread awareness against eve teasing and sexual harassment. Approximately 500 students responded to the survey.
 
 
29th November, 2011
Talk on diabetes by Dr. Kapil Rathi. M.D. from Mumbai , Dialectologist , working in this field for last 5 years. The talk  was arranged in the college auditorium and was attended by 200 students from F.Y.B.Com. 
 
28th November, 2011
Powerpoint Presentation Competition  based on the following topics:
  • Domestic violence
  • Role of education in women empowerment
  • Women entrepreneurs in India
  • Changing role of women in Indian Democracy

  

23rd November, 2011
Talk on “Methods of Learning” by - Mr. Mujumdar  from “Manshakti”, lonavala.
 
16th September and 23rd September, 2011 
CWDC had organized a talk on sex education on 16th Sept'11 and 23rd Sept’11 for S.Y.B.Com. and T.Y.B.Com girl students. Dr.K.K.Panicker from Seven Hills Hospital addressed the students and educated them on the myths and facts of sex. He created awareness on various sex related diseases and explained how being ignorant can make them a  victim to it.
 
  
 
30th August ,2011
CWDC distributed clothes to the community children
 
  
 
19th July, 2011 
Talk for  B.Com. on “ Sensitization about the issues of differently abled persons” by Sister Yvonne, Cheshire Home India, Mumbai, jointly organised with HEPSN 
 
12th July,2011 
Distribution of essential commodities to HIV+ affected person 
 
 
20th January 2011 
CWDC donated a sewing machine to Ms. Mehrunissa Ansari , the tailoring tutor at our college.
 
 
 
8th January and 10th January 2011
A talk on “Anti-Smoking” and  “Substance Abuse and Peer Pressure” was conducted by  by Ms. Shipra on 8th January, 2011 and 10th January,2010 for the college students
 
 
 
13th December, 2010
Tolani College College Women’s Development cell, HEPSN Cell  and NSS in collaboration with Door Step School, an NGO organised a street play competition ‘Nukkad Nautanki’ on the theme of ‘Right to Education’.
 
 
 
27th September,2010
CWDC organized a talk on “Human Rights” for the college students. Ms. Neelam Jethwani, a practicing lawyer addressed the students on this issue.
 
25th September, 2010 
CWDC organized a talk on ‘Sexual Harassment’ for the college students. Ms. Jyoti Jethwani, a practicing lawyer addressed the students on this issue.
 
23rd September, 2010 
CWDC visited the Sanjay Nagar community to create an awareness on the ‘Negative impact of Alcoholism’. The negative aspect of Alcoholism was demonstrated through a skit performed by our college students.
 
 
22nd June to 29th, June 2010 
CWDC conducted two workshops,one on Stress Management, and another on Sex Education by Ms Sonia Sony, Psychological Counsellor
 
16th February,2010
Talk by Sister Eyvon on Awareness of Domestic Violence Act to the community people 
Role play on Alcoholism, Domestic Violence and other social issues by college students in the community area
 
    
 
23rd and 24th December,2009
CWDC setup stall for exhibition cum sale of articles prepared by community children and students belonging to the reserved category
 
2nd December,2009
CWDC conducted Tailoring Course commenced for the community girls.
 
1st December,2009
Aids awareness at college level and community level
 
    
 
6th November,2009
On behalf of  CWDC Ms. Nisha Bhatawari conducted basic English Speaking Course for the needy and reserved category students
 
30th October,2009
CWDC in collaboration with NSS conducted basic English Speaking Course for the community children
 
 
29th October,2009
Distribution of Food Provision to the HIV affected Family and other community people by the CWDC Volunteers
 
9th Septemeber,2009
CWDC conducted a Tailoring Course for  the students belonging to reserved category and financially weaker sections
 
8th October,2009
CWDC imparted basic computer training to the needy and reserved category students
 
 
18th July,2009
Distribution of Educational Kits by College Students and CWDC volunteers among the community children
 
 
11th July,2009
Cultural Programme organized for the Sponsorer by CWDC volunteers and community children
 
7th July, 2009
Tailoring Course commenced for the new batch