DB4M LAUNCHES HELPLINE FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

New Delhi, 2021 May 07 Don Bosco for Migrants (DB4M) has launched an all-India helpline for migrant workers- 9642 372 372. The helpline was launched by Father Biju Michael, Regional Councillor of the Salesians for South Asia Region. ''We have in mind primarily our brothers and sisters who are migrant workers. But any other vulnerable or needy group can also contact us through this number. We will do the best to reach out and connect,'' said Father Tony Pellissery, Executive Director of Don Bosco National Forum for the Young at Risk, at the online launch of the all-India helpline number.  Read More
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DB ARKs HELP for Societal Renewal
Bangalore, 2021 Apr 08 DB ARK, Delhi, engaged in the liberation of slum dwellers, have identified 100 families for a Holistic Education Livelihood Project (HELP). Initially, the families come for a meal to DB ARK. Three families have already come to DB ARK. The mothers of these families are the victims of child marriage. Knowing the background of these families is disturbing and has elicited a more compassionate response from DB ARK.  Read More
Bastin Nellissery

PARA launches the third phase of human rights education (HRE) at Hyderabad
Hyderabad, 2021 Feb 02 Hyderabad, 1-2 February 2021: People's Action for Rural Awakening (PARA), a Salesian-run NGO in Ravulapalem in the province of Hyderabad in its continuing endeavor to promote Human and Child Rights Culture has launched the third phase of human rights education (HRE) with title ''''Strengthening and promoting children's and human rights in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana'' in state-run schools, other stakeholders, child centred CBOs of twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. PARA, Ravulapalem, which has been running HRE programmes for nearly a decade organized an inaugural on 1st and 2nd February 2021 in Bosco Institute for Research and Development of Youth (BIRDY), Hyderabad with its HRE staff. Fr Vattigunta Ignatius, Director of PARA detailed the context of the project and introduced those present for inaugural, namely, Fr Thathireddy Vijaya Bhaskar sdb, Provincial of Salesian Province of Hyderabad, Fr Maddhichetty Noel sdb, Director of BoscoNet and Fr Bellamkonda Sudhakar sdb, Director, Bosco Seva Kendra (BSK), development office of Salesian Province of Hyderabad. Riding high on its earlier achievement of forming 600 HR clubs, among government school students, networking with line departments and activating VCPCs in the two states, PARA aims to continue to take forward the movement of HRE among school-going children and other allied stakeholders in state-run high schools.  Read More
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Webinar on Laudato Si and Human Rights by Fr Cedric Prakash S.J.
Hyderabad, 2021 Jan 14 Don Bosco Provincial House, Hyderabad, 14 January 15, 2021: During the praxis-orientation webinar on Laudato si, organized by the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, on 14 January, 2021, Fr Cedric Prakash S.J. spoke on the theme, ''Grounding Laudato Si in the Soil and Culture of Human Rights in India''. The main thrust of his talk was on the 5 Cs - Common Challenges faced by the world, in the area of environmental crisis, the Causes of Ecological Degradation, the need for Caring for our Common Home and the Commitment and the Courage called for, in heeding the Cry of the Earth and Cry of the Poor.  Read More
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Stations of Creation, Way of Beauty launched
Kolkata, 2020 Sep 14 Kolkata, September 14, 2020 -- A priest catechist in Kolkata has marked Year of Laudato Si', with the launch of what he calls 'Stations of Creation - a Way of Beauty' on Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14.  Read More
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New residential facility at Hospet, for rescued Child Labourers
Mumbai, 2020 Sep 09 Even as the unfortunate COVID-19 lockdown proved to be a difficult time for many, the Salesians of the Province of Bangalore [INK], managed to complete and inaugurate a new residential facility in Hospet, for rescued child labourers.  Read More
Chris Valentino

MumbaiSalesians' Eco-Philosophy Specialist Novice Master launches 'Season of Creation' month at STI Nashik
Mumbai, 2020 Sep 05 The Season of Creation - an ecumenical movement celebrated by the World Council of Churches along with the Catholic Church was launched at the MumbaiSalesians' Novitiate-Salesian Training Institute [STI] Nashik, on 04 September 2020. The month long celebration that began with an Eucharistic adoration is to culminate on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi on 04 October.  Read More
Chris Valentino

Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia [SPCSA] Virtual Assembly Underway
Mumbai, 2020 Sep 02 The Don Bosco Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia [SPCSA] Assembly is currently in progress from 01 to 03 September 2020 via the virtual medium. Convoked under the leadership of the SPCSA President Father Biju Michael, South Asia Regional Councillor, 40 Salesians are participating in this virtual assembly including Province Delegates and South Asia Sector and Dimenison Coordinators, apart from the Provincials of the South Asia region.  Read More
Chris Valentino

300 Mumbai Salesians' PPDS Corona Warriors Feed 01 Million in 100 Days at 65 Locations
Mumbai, 2020 Jul 13 Mumbai Salesians' Dominic Savio Andheri-Mumbai Alumni [Past Pupils], scored a century [100 days] of relentless COVID-19 Food Relief, reaching out to 01 million at 65 locations in Mumbai, as part of the 'Feed My Mumbai' campaign. With the intention to ensure that no one sleeps hungry, freshly cooked nutritious meals to the disadvantaged needy were distributed by these past-pupils, volunteers and Salesians, stepping out of their homes bravely for a noble cause. The significant milestone was reached on 12 July 2020, by 300 PPDS (Past Pupils of St Dominic Savio)Corona Warriors.  Read More
Chris Valentino




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