Seminar on ''Restorative Justice and Children'' organised by Don Bosco YaR

Guwahati, 2017 Sep 25 The 12th Annual National Seminar of Youth at Risk (YAR) on the Theme ''Restorative Justice and Children'' was held at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati on 18th and 19th September. His Excellency, Shri. Ranjit Shekhar Mushahary, former Governor of Meghalaya, Shri. Surendra Kumar IPS, IGP, Crime Branch, Assam and Shmt. Bobita Sharma, former Chairperson, ASFFDC Ltd graced the inaugural session as the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honours respectively. Besides, a large number of guests participated in the National Seminar. Father V. M. Thomas, Provincial of Guwahati, Father Thathi Reddy, YaR National President and Provincial of Hyderabad and over 150 delegates including YaR office bearers and child right experts were present at the inaugural event.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

SARANALAYAM - Inauguration of a New Children's Home for Vulnerable Girls (INM)
Chennai, 2017 Aug 25 Don Bosco Anbu Illam - Saranalayam (A New Children's Home for Vulnerable Girls) was blessed and inaugurated on 24 June, 2017 by Father K.M. Jose, SDB (Salesian Provincial of Chennai Province), in the presence of Mr. Senthil (District Child Protection Officer, Tiruvallur), Rev. Sr. Josephine, SMA (Mother General of SMA Congregation) and former directors of DBAI at Pope John's Garden, Madavaram, Chennai.  Read More »

Motivation cum Techno and Science Expo for Students
Tiruchy, 2017 Aug 25 The young people in the rural setup lack motivation in their studies and scientific thinking as they do not get much exposure and opportunities. Equipping them would mean empowering the whole nation. Hence, the Pastor Lenssen Polytechnic College, (A Don Bosco Institution) Kuthenkuly, organized a day of Motivational seminar along with a technical and science exhibition for the 10th STD students of the locality.  Read More »
Lawrence Britto Ashok

Remedial Training for Teachers
Chennai, 2017 Jun 29 A scientifically designed Remedial teaching training programme was jointly organized by NIRAIVAGAM - Don Bosco Institute for Psychological Services in collaboration with NANDAVANAM - Centre for Remedying Learning Difficulties for 45 teachers of Salesian Schools in Vellore region on 23 - 24 June 2017 at Don Bosco Mat. School, Katpadi. The workshop is for 8 days in a modular format of 2 days every month spread over 4 months.  Read More »

Helping Identify and Kick the Drug Habit
Mumbai, 2017 Jun 24 The World Health Organisation has estimated that 250 million children world-over are affected by tobacco consumption. Its figures such as these, and other's published in India, pointing to over 90 percent children in certain Indian states using tobacco and well over 50 percent opting for alcohol, cannabis and other inhalants, that has prompted the Don Bosco Research Centre (DBRC), under the leadership of Father Ajoy Fernandes to undertake a three-year-long study on substance abuse among school children, the findings of which have been published in a book penned by Father Fernandes, entitled ''Preventing Substance Abuse Among School Children'' a manual for teachers, being launched by Cardinal Oswald Gracias on June 29 in Mumbai.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

BOSCO, Bangalore Receives Mother Teresa Memorial National Award 2017
Bangalore, 2017 Jun 22 The Newspaper Association of Karnataka in collaboration with BNM Institute of Technology, (Bangalore), honored BOSCO, Bangalore, by conferring on it the 'Mother Teresa Memorial National Award 2017,' during a ceremony at BNM Institute of Technology, (Bangalore), on June 1, 2017.  Read More »
Bastin Nellissery

AIR's FM Rainbow Channel's tribute to Shelter Don Bosco
Mumbai, 2017 Jun 19 For over three decades, Shelter Don Bosco, a Non Governmental Organisation set up and run by the Salesian Society in the Province of Mumbai has been the beacon of light and hope for street children - with no hope - in our bustling metropolis of Mumbai. This programme has been produced by Mrs Ujawala Srinivas, Programme Director at All India Radio.The broadcast is on June 23rd at 10pm on the national hookup on MW 1044 khz or 287.3 mtrs. It can also be heard on FM Rainbow on 107.1 mhz.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Seminar on Stepping Down to Equality by Participatory Action Research (PAR) group
Hyderabad, 2017 Apr 01 The second annual seminar on Participatory Action Research (PAR) for Transformation of Don Bosco Homes for the Young at Risk in South Asia was held at Don Bosco Provincial House on 27-28 March, 2017. There were presentations from 22 PAR research coordinators. Coming from 16 centres in 9 cities and 6 states of South India, they showed how the participation of children really made a difference. They were now part of the solution to problems that frequently occur in these centres. The centres were slowly but surely being transformed as child-friendly and child-directed. The same is now sought to be replicated in the entire YaR (Young at Risk) sector in South Asia.  Read More »

The Governing Body Meeting of Don Bosco Young at Risk
Mumbai, 2017 Feb 20 The Don Bosco Forum for the Young at Risk held its Governing Body Meeting on 7th and 8th February at Institute for Development and Leadership (IDL), Don Bosco Campus, Dimapur, Nagaland. The Provincial of Hyderabad, all Province Young at Risk (YaR) Coordinators and the National Team members were present.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Province Delegates from the Young at Risk Department meet in Dimapur
Dimapur, 2017 Feb 08 Around 20 Young at Risk (YAR) delegates from eleven Salesian provinces of India took part in a daylong animation that centered around 'Concerns and Issues of YAR in India'.  Read More »
Anthony Christudoss



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