Don Bosco Network-South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains 1.59 Million Across India

Mumbai, 2020 Jul 03 India has 220,114 active cases of COVID-19 and 17400 deaths as of 01 July 2020 (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI). News flashes and ambulance sirens cause stress levels to rise. Few states in the country continue to impose lockdowns to control the escalating cases of infection, while most others have lifted restrictions. Though people can now come out into public and are free to move around, things are no longer the same. Livelihoods have vanished for a huge population of daily wagers across the country, affecting their very survival. For most middle-class people, incomes have been affected. Regular commodities are more expensive and petrol prices soaring. In the midst of this very volatile situation, the Don Bosco Network through its 11 Don Bosco planning and development partners (PDOs) across various states, geographies, cultures and economies, is keeping its ear to the ground, listening carefully to conversations for indications coming from the people. To be effectively helpful in the current context, we require to understand and formulate responses to various situations. The Don Bosco Network across India is doing just that.  Read More »
Chris Valentino

42 Assam Migrants Rescued in Telangana by Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ)
Hyderabad, 2020 Jun 26 It was a big day in the annals of Don Bosco Mariapuram and the community. Father Maramreddy Vijaya Prakash with Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) team rescued 42 migrants heading towards Assam from Karimnagar (Telangana) walking along the railway tracks. They were noticed by Pranay and Venkat (Caretakers of Navajeevan) while the group at Waddepally tracks was walking towards Warangal Railway station.  Read More »
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BEADS Don Bosco Lucknow Relief Aid for Marginalised Snake Charmers
New Delhi, 2020 Jun 12 Bosco Educational and Development Society (BEADS) team from Don Bosco Technical Institute, Mohanlalganj-Lucknow District in Uttar Pradesh, distributed food 06 kilometres away from its premises, in Sausiran village under the Banthra Police Station jurisdiction. Sausiran village long considered as the 'village of snake charmers'is presently pushed to the brink of marginalisation, with a total loss of sustained livelihood and cultural articulation. COVID-19 and its disastrous aftermath has added to the misery of the semi-nomadic people whose survival is at stake.  Read More »
Thoombalan Babu Varghese

Chennai Salesians 'Relief With Dignity' Sustains Migrants
Mumbai, 2020 Jun 05 The devastating COVID-19 gobal pandemic triggered off a humanitarian criss of unprecedented proportions across the globe. It was more severe in India, where people migrate in search of jobs and livelihood almsot on a daily basis. These were left stranded, distressed and desolate in the wake of the COVID-19. In this deplorable scenario, the Chennai Salesians [INM], through theier Province Planning and Development Office [PDO], conceived of a novel idea to sustain these vulnerable stranded.  Read More »
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Don Bosco Ashalayam Facilitates Homebound Journey of 60 Migrant Labourers
New Delhi, 2020 May 28 On 27 May 2020, Ashalayam Don Bosco, New Delhi helped 60 migrant labourers return home from Delhi to Madhuvani and Chhapra in Bihar, by 02 separate buses. The nationwide lockdown has pushed migrant labourers coming from various states across India and who have been thus far working in the country's capital, into a state of extreme helplessness and risk.  Read More »
Thoombalan Babu Varghese

Don Bosco Network South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains Scores of Homebound Migrants
New Delhi, 2020 May 19 In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic catastrophe, Bosconet - Don Bosco Network South Asia has managed a massive quantum of solidarity relief. Finding innovative ways to help the vulnerable marginalized, especially migrants cope with long-term challenges, the Don Bosco Network through its 354 institutions, registered as NGOs across India,has fed the penniless poor, sheltered the stranded, with reassurance and preventive education. .  Read More »
Thoombalan Babu Varghese

BSK Hyderabad Responds to Pope Francis' Acts of Charity Call in Multiple Telangana Locations in a Single Day
Hyderabad, 2020 May 15 Bosco Seva Kendra [BSK] the Province Planning and Development Office [PDO] of the Salesian Province of St. Joseph Hyderabad [INH], continues to respond actively to the COVID-19 situation. In response to Pope Francis' call for 'acts of charity' during the COVID-19, BSK distributed 10000 facesmasks, 1000 hygiene/health kits and 400 food/nutrition Kits to migrants, bricklayers, children and women at various places in Telangana in a single day.  Read More »
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CRI Telangana gifts 20,000 Face Masks to Telangana Health Minister
Hyderabad, 2020 May 09 The CRI [Conference of Religious India] Telangana Region, presented 20,000 masks to Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajendra. Father Thathireddy VijayaBhaskar Salesian Provincial Hyderabad [INH], who is also President CRI Telangana, together with the executive body handed over the masks made by nuns and orphans at skill-training centres.  Read More »
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Shillong Salesians COVID-19 Relief Aids Vulnerable Needy in NorthEast India
Shillong, 2020 May 09 The Salesians of St. John Paul II Province [INS] are bringing COVID-19 relief aid to the most needy and vulnerable people in the towns and villages of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and some areas of Assam (Silchar) in the North Eastern region of India.  Read More »
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