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 »
THARAKAN John

Working for the Rights of Children of Migrant Construction Workers
Mumbai, 2017 Jan 25 On January 20, Don Bosco Research Centre (DBRC), Matunga shared the findings of their recently concluded national study on the children of migrant construction workers.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Chennai celebrates International Disability Day with a Short Film Festival
Chennai, 2016 Dec 05 The Province of Chennai celebrated the International Disability Day, 3rd December, with a grand Short Film Festival dedicated to people with disabilities. The festival named ``Thiran`` (ability) 2016 saw 163 entries of which 25 ``best films`` were shortlisted by the jury for screening and 15 were selected for awards under various categories. Over 1000 participants, including 700 persons with disabilities, took part in the event held at Don Bosco Auditorium at Egmore on 27 November.  Read More »
KUMPILUVELIL Louis

Cycle Rally for Tobacco and Smoke Free Dimapur
Dimapur, 2016 Dec 02 To create an awareness of the ill effects of Tobacco and encourage people to choose life and not tobacco, Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) in collaboration with NTCP Dimapur organized `Tobacco Free and Smoke Free Dimapur` Cycle Rally on Statehood day of Nagaland, 1st Dec. The Deputy CMO Dr. Antoly Suu flagged off the pedal rally at Thehekhu Village Gate. Dignitaries present for the event from the Medical Dept. were CMO Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi, DNO NTCP Dr. C. Tetseo, DIO Dr. Lenu Akum, ZHO Dr. Arenla.  Read More »
Anthony Christudoss

Be Agents of Change and make Society Tobacco and Drug free
Dimapur, 2016 Nov 29 Youth Department of Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) in collaboration with ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) conducted `Tobacco cum Drug Addiction Camp` for the students and street children at Institute of Development and Leadership (IDL) building, River Belt Colony on 27th November. District Nodal Officer National Tobacco Control Programme Dr. C. Tetseo was the resource person, he was assisted by his Mrs. Dr. Arenla.  Read More »
Anthony Christudoss

Extraordinary Visitation of The Salesian Province of Mumbai concludes
Mumbai, 2016 Nov 10 Father Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the Regional Councillor for South Asia concluded the Extraordinary Visitation to the Salesian Province of Mumbai with a concluding conference and the Holy Eucharist on November 09, 2016. Leaders of communities and Salesians numbering 68 participated in the proceedings.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

56 children celebrate Green signal at Palam Traffic
Mumbai, 2016 Aug 26 On New Year`s Eve in Delhi, Father Koshy stopped at the red signal at Palam fly on his way back from office. He saw a little girl playing with coins and then rushing with joy to the red signal. She was begging at the traffic signal of Palam. He noticed many more children joyfully rushing to the road at the turn of the red light.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Child Rights Club
Bangalore, 2016 Aug 11 A Child Rights Club named after the legendary President of India, Late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was inaugurated on August 1, at Government High School, Honganuru in Chennapatna, Karnataka.  Read More »
Bastin Nellissery

National Convention of Human Rights Clubs in Schools.
Hyderabad, 2016 Feb 26 They came from the districts of the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; they who were elected to the district committees by block level functionaries of human rights clubs set up by People's Action For Rural Awakening in over 587 government schools across the two states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. They came together to elect their leaders for the state level committees of the federation of human rights clubs in government schools guided by FatherJohn Tharakan. The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state committees were set up and from these the National Committee of Human Rights Clubs Federation.  Read More »
PALLITHANAM Thomas

Salesian to Draft Rules for Juvenile Justice Act 2015
Mumbai, 2016 Jan 30 Father Koshy Thomas - true to the principles of Don Bosco - has championed the cause of the `Young at risk` for over 25 years. His work has won him national awards and several other notable accolades thereafter. Now, over two decades on, Father Thomas has been appointed - by the Government of India - as part of a 13-member committee set up to draft the rules under which the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 will function.  Read More »
Joaquim Fernandes




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