in      
Reserved Area
Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
 
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to Antony EARATHARA

A Handbook for Empowering and Building Youth Groups


By BIS Correspondant
The front cover
View actual size | Download Photo
Kolkata, Nov. 28. ''YOUTH SPACE  - a Handbook for Don Bosco Youth Groups'', authored by Fr. Edwin Colaco South Asian Coordinator for Don Bosco Groups and Movements was released recently by Fr. Fabio Attard, General Councillor of Youth Pastoral, at the annual meeting of Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia (DBYASA),  at Don Bosco, Aluva, Kerla.
\\''Youth Space: a Handbook for Building Youth Groups and Animators\\'' is a tool to empower youth groups and animators, thus making them more vibrant. It is a ready manual for involvement with youth in the institutes and parishes. It is envisioned that this book will also play an important role in the overall functioning of the youth groups.

There are methods and ideas suggested in the book, to make it easy to form a youth group. The Salesian Youth Spirituality and Pedagogy are principles to enable the groups to be formed in the Don Bosco style. The handbook aims precisely to form lay collaborators and effectively animate Salesians to bear the responsibility of being Salesian Youth Group Animators. \\''The handbook is a powerful tool that will assist also in the preparations for the Bi centenary of Don Bosco\\'', says the author.

The main thrust of the handbook is to give special attention to 4 important aspects of youth ministry, viz. spiritual, social, formative and fellowship aspects. This is also in sync with what Don Bosco would say, ''A Salesian Oratory must be a Church that prays, a home that welcomes, a school that educates and a playground that entertains.''

The handbook offers a structure that is very lucid. It deals with topics such as  Vision, Mission Objectives, Guidelines, Methodology for sustainability and Parish Youth Animating Team that is an integral part of the Salesian Youth Group. It also gives practical guidelines as to how to conduct meetings, role of the one who conducts the meetings, sanctions of the youth group members and the role of the animator.

The focus of the handbook is also to reach out to the youngsters by making them aware of the Role of God in their life, by helping them to see how they can be contributing members of the society, and how they can empower others and one self. This is a journey and the signposts on this journey are the Salesian Youth Spirituality and the Salesian Pedagogical principles.

The author mentions that he is grateful to Don Bosco Youth Animation South Asia (DBYASA) and Fr Maria Charles, Delegate of the Youth Pastoral, South Asia. The handbook has been critically evaluated by youth animators and young people. The author has this dream ''that the handbook becomes a very helpful tool to enable all who want to live the dream of Don Bosco.''

For copies: write to edwincolaco11@gmail.com or call up : 09819870754.

Comments





Post a Comment

More News in MEDIA

ONLINE SINGING COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY THE PROVINCIAL FEDERATION OF THE PAST PUPILS OF DON BOSCO
Salesian Alumnus Daughter Wins Miss Universe Australia Pageant
Lo Groi Memorial Lecture Highlights Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Salesian News South Asia Podcast hits 25th Episode
Salesian Social Communication 2020 - Joint meeting of South Asia & East Asia Oceania regions inaugurated
Rate this
Current Rating
3.0
Contact via Email
 
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on 'A Handbook for Empowering and Building Youth Groups' - Source: BIS South Asia
Comments:
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  



BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.


This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


NEWS SEARCH
Search
Province
Classification


News Subscription
  
 
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds