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

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 »
Chris Valentino

Don Bosco Childline Organises COVID-19 Awareness on Delhi Streets
New Delhi, 2020 May 30 Don Bosco Childline, New Delhi organized a social awareness programme on COVID-19 on the streets of Delhi on 29 May, 2020. The resource persons informed the local people about the origin, transmission, symptoms and prevention of COVID-19.  Read More »
Thoombalan Babu Varghese

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

Don Bosco Solidarity COVID-19 Relief India Sustaining Million Vulnerable Lives
Mumbai, 2020 May 16 As India nears the end of COVID-19 lockdown 3.0, people are weary of different things. For the poor and the migrants, it is about survival - no jobs, incomes and even food in some places. Their immediate and sole concern is getting back home to a sense of emotional security. Hopefully, these will not be treated like cattle just because they are from a different state. From 25 March to 14 April, as the nation was thrown into the chaos of lockdown 1.0, it was the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) such as the Don Bosco Network, who leaped to the rescue of the poor and stranded across India.  Read More »
Chris Valentino

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 »
Michael Makri

BOSCONET Don Bosco Network's Impactful COVID-19 Solidarity Relief
Mumbai, 2020 May 01 The prevailing COVID-19 lockdown has affected millions across India. Many migrants are stranded without any source of income, hoping to reach home in their respective native states from their places of work. The expected general easing of the lockdown is intended to help these stranded interstate migrants travel back to their own homes. However, there have been many causalities in the process. Don Bosco Network India is trying to reach out to these most affected through its 11 Planning and Development Offices [PDOs] across the country.  Read More »
Chris Valentino



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