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South Asia SYM Coordinators Virtual Meet 'Empowering the Young to Lead Movements'.
15/08/2020.  INB #N.9447
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Ecology, Lifestyle, Media, Youth, Youth Groups


The opening session of the virtual meet of the Salesian Youth Movement Coordinators of South Asian Region on the International Youth Day [12 Aug 2020] was addressed by Father Jerry Thomas Don Bosco South Asia Green Alliance Coordinator. Speaking on ''Empowering the Young to lead Movements'' he invited SYM animators and leaders to ''Listen to the dreams of the young and enable them to live their dreams and passions.'' The challenge thrown to the 16 participants representing the provinces of South Asia was, ''What is the non-negotiable rule of your presence? Is it that every young person who visits any of the Salesian presence feels like returning again?'' . Read More »

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Eminent Salesian Journalist Authors 02 Books for Budding Reporters & Sub-Editors
14/08/2020.  INB #N.9446
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Education, Education and Culture, Education Higher , Media, Skills Training, Success Story


Father [Dr] Francis Karackat of the Salesian Province of Bangalore [INK] has penned 02 books,'Journalism: A Manual for Budding Reporters' and 'Journalism: A Manual for Budding Sub-Editors'. Father Karackat, with a University of Kerala Doctorate in Journalism on 'Ethics in Newspaper Journalism in Kerala', is also the recipient of the 'Best Inspiring Writer in Malayalam'-Shalom Media Award 2019, and is an acclaimed author of 33 books. . Read More »

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International e-Colloquium 'Emerging from the Virus Crisis: Disruptive Challenges in Higher Education' at Sacred Heart College Tirupattur
13/08/2020.  INB #N.9444
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Life and Health, Lifestyle, Media


On 06 and 07 August 2020, Sacred Heart Institute of Management Studies (SHIMS)of the Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur organized EDUSIGHTS International e-Colloquium 'Emerging from the Virus Crisis: Disruptive Challenges in Higher Education' to discuss how to cope up with COVID-19 crisis, with big changes in education. Should schools, colleges, universities and educators adapt or be life behind? Issues and themes commented on by the speakers were: National Education Policy 2020, Conduct of university exams for final year students, inequality of Internet access and connectivity, new self-management skills for educators, parents and students to cope up with the crisis, paradigm shifts in teaching and learning, power of social media and disruptive technologies, the rise and fall of student motivation. Over 1400 registered faculty members and researchers from 11 countries participated in the e-colloquium conducted through the GoToWebinar online platform.. Read More »

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Yercaud 'Project Calls' Trains 40 Tribal Young through 21-Day Nursery & Nature Preservation Course
12/08/2020.  INB #N.9441
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Agencies, Development Office, Disasters, Ecology, Language and Cultures, Marginalized, Skills Training, Social Life, Youth, Youth at Risk


On 05 August, on the Foundation Day of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy, 'Retreat-Don Bosco' Yercaud completed the 21-day training course in Nursery and Nature Preservation 'Project CALLS' supported by Jugend Eine Welt of Austria and Don Bosco Network South Asia. Through this programme, people got to Learn-Work-Earn their livelihood. Yercaud being a hill station, people earn their living through tourism and the travel industry. With the lockdown continuously extended, the people, especially in the hill-station left with nothing to survive, managed to learn, work and earn through the Shevaroyhills Tribal Development Institute [STDi]. . Read More »

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KristuJyoti College Online Youth Retreat
04/08/2020.  INB #N.9436
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Evangelization, Media, Religion, Salesian Family, Spirituality, Youth, Youth Groups


The students of Kristu Jyoti College Bengaluru through their online ministry 'Aflame Ministries' are organizing an online youth retreat from 07 August themed, 'I Belong'. . Read More »

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Nepal Don Bosco Schools Innovate to Educate in COVID-19 Times
20/07/2020.  INB #N.9430
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education School, Marginalized, Missions, Social Ministry, Success Story


The Salesians of Don Bosco at Bharoul-Chakraghatti, East Nepal, managing 02 schools are conducting classes for 1500 students using 42 hired rooms, each called a community classroom. Every community centre with 10 students in attendance help to overcome the COVID-19 restrictions. The entire 46 member teaching faculty of both schools and the ancillary staff are ensuring the sustained consistency of this innovative educative method which started on 16 July 2020.. Read More »

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BOSCOM South Asia Executive Body Google Meets
19/07/2020.  INB #N.9429
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Language and Cultures, Lifestyle, Media, Salesian Society, Skills Training, Social Ministry, SPCSA, Success Story, Vocation, Youth Groups


The annual Don Bosco Communication [BOSCOM] South Asia Executive Body Meeting took place via Google Meet on 17 and 18 July 2020. Convened by BOSCOM South Asia Delegate Father Ernest Rosario, the participants from the 11 provinces of South Asia were privileged to be accompanied throughout by the General Councillor for Social Communications Father Gildásio Mendez dos Santos. The executive body discussed, deliberated and debated the post-pandemic way forward on the theme, 'How Can We Creatively Accompany Young People in the Virtual World'. . Read More »

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300 Mumbai Salesians' PPDS Corona Warriors Feed 01 Million in 100 Days at 65 Locations
13/07/2020.  INB #N.9424
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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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 »

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Don Bosco Network-South Asia COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Sustains 1.59 Million Across India
03/07/2020.  INB #N.9418
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Administration, Agencies, BOSCO, Development Office, Disasters, Procure, Projects, Social Ministry, SPCSA, The Regional


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 »

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Regional Councilor for South Asia Father Biju Michael Intends ''to transform lives of half a million young people''
26/06/2020.  INB #N.9415
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 3 Comments
News in Agencies, Chapter, Counselling, Don Bosco Tech India, Ecology, Education, Evangelization, Formation, Justice and Human Rights, Language and Cultures, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Mental Health, Missions, Procure, Profiles, Projects, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Skills Training, Social Development, Social Life, Social Ministry, SPA-India, SPCSA, Spirituality, Success Story, The Regional, Vocation, Youth, Youth at Risk


The General Chapter 28 has profoundly renewed the General Council of the Salesian Congregation. For this reason, today we begin, with Father Biju Michael, Regional Councilor for South Asia, a series of interviews designed to get to know the new Councilors who assist the Rector Major in the animation and government of the Congregation a little better.. Read More »

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