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BOSCOM Executive Body Google Meet Discusses Communication amidst COVID-19 & Beyond
25/04/2020.  INB #N.9347
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 2 Comments
News in Agencies, Media, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional


The Don Bosco South Asia BOSCOM Executive Body had a lengthy 04-hour Google Meet on 25 April 2020, moderated by BOSCOM Delegate Father Ernest Rosario. Due to the various constraints effected by the nationwide lockdown to contain the escalation of the COVID-19, this was an extremely beneficial real-face-time meet of the 15-member BOSCOM Executive Body via Google Meet. . Read More

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Bosconet Designed Logo Nominated as Don Bosco COVID-19 Solidarity Relief Global Logo
25/04/2020.  INB #N.9346
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
News in BOSCO Out Reach, BOSCO, Development Office, Disasters, Media, Projects, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, Social Development, Social Ministry, The Regional


Don Bosco was a great visionary leader of the world, who dedicated his life for youth and children, the most vulnerable group at all times in the world. Today, the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez says COVID 19 will hit hard the children and youth. The logo conceptualised and designed by Bosconet - Mission Office of South Asia, Delhi, is nominated by an international panel to promote the global campaign of Don Bosco Solidarity for COVID 19 Relief.. Read More

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BOSCO Delhi Medical Project's COVID-19 Awareness in Delhi Slums
24/04/2020.  INN #N.9345
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Agencies, Development Office, Disasters, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Projects, Social Ministry


Awareness programmes and following of safety procedures are the key elements that will help people to fight against COVID-19. This is especially true for the poorest in the Delhi slums, since these are the most affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.. Read More

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The Retreat Yercaud Provides COVID-19 Relief in 15 Tribal Villages
23/04/2020.  INT #N.9344
Posted by Lawrence Britto Ashok, Tiruchy
News in Administration, Disasters, Ecology, Formation, Marginalized, Salesian Society, Social Ministry, Youth at Risk


The Retreat, the post-novitiate house of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy [INT] at Yercaud, continues to reach out to the most deserving senior citizens and tribal families in the Yercaud Hills. Having identified 225 families in 15 tribal villages, the young Salesian scholastics are making further inroads to reach out to the most deserving in need. . Read More

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40, 000 Helped by Mumbai Salesians' DBDS COVID-19 Relief Aid
22/04/2020.  INB #N.9343
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Administration, Development Office, Disasters, Justice and Human Rights, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Migrants, Social Development, Social Ministry


Even as India is in its Day 29 of the nationwide lockdown, further extended till 03 May, the Don Bosco Development Society [DBDS] Mumbai which also functions as the MumbaiSalesians' Province Planning and Development Office [PDO], continues its relentless COVID-19 outreach in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, which rank as the 1st and 2nd most affected of the Indian states. DBDS Mumbai has been coordinating a sustained Relief Outreach, ever since the imposition of the lockdown, till date, reaching out to 40, 000 deprived individuals in Maharashtra and Gujarat,thanks to substantial financial aid from its funding partners. . Read More

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Telangana Governor Applauds Don Bosco COVID-19 Relief Outreach
18/04/2020.  INH #N.9341
Posted by YERRAMANENI Baly, Hyderabad
News in Development Office, Disasters, Marginalized, Projects, Social Development


Father Bellamkonda Sudhakar, Executive Director-BSK [Bosco Seva Kendra] along with Father Sarath, Asst. Executive Director and Father Gnanapraksam, Workshop Manager, Don Bosco Navajeevan (DBNJ) Rehabilitation Centre, Ramanthapur participated in the COVID-19 food distribution campaign at Raj Bhavan by Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor- Telangana. Don Bosco Network Hyderabad handed over 2500 masks sewn by the Non-Formal Vocational Training students of Don Bosco Navajeevan, (DBNJ) Rehabilitation Centre, Ramanthapur. . Read More

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Salesians in Chennai Continue COVID-19 Aid for Stranded Migrants
18/04/2020.  INM #N.9340
Posted by MATTHEWS Dominic , Chennai
News in Development Office, Disasters, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Migrants, Social Ministry


Don Bosco Relief Service(DBRS) under SURABI the Project office of teh Salesian Province of Madras [INM], is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdown phase in and around Chennai. 'Stay at Home and be safe' is not a reality for migrants and unorganized labourers who have to work every day to earn their livelihood. Many are from other States. Children cannot stay inside their houses. Chennai Salesians are responding to this Coronavirus outbreak that has had a major impact on two of the most vulnerable communities in Tamil Nadu, migrant construction and brick-kiln labourers, who have been rendered jobless in Chennai, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts. . Read More

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Konkan Development Society Brings COVID-19 Relief to Marginalised
18/04/2020.  INP #N.9335
Posted by Fr. Francis Xavier, Panjim
News in Development Office, Disasters, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Ministry


The COVID-19 pandemic has not only threatened life, but has also unleashed fear, anxiety and deprivation, especially to migrants and daily-wage labourers across India. In this situation, the Konkan Development Society [KDS], the PDO [Province Development and Planning Office] of the Salesian Province of Panjim [INP] is doing its utmost to reach out to the deprived and stranded individuals and families in Kudal-Maharashtra, Sankeshwar-Karnataka and across Goa.. Read More

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MBBS Goa Distributes Relief Aid in North Goa
17/04/2020.  INP #N.9336
Posted by Fr. Francis Xavier, Panjim
News in Disasters, Life and Health, Marginalized, Social Development, Social Life


Margaret Bosco Bal Sadan (MBBS) joined like minded people and groups in distribution of relief aid to needy families and individuals as the COVID-19 lockdown continues, in Mapusa, Moira, Canca-Tivim, Paliem, Ucassaim and Nerul in North Goa from 29 March till date.. Read More

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DBDS Mumbai Continues COVID-19 Relief Outreach
16/04/2020.  INB #N.9337
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Disasters, Life and Health, Lifestyle, Marginalized, Migrants, Social Life, Youth at Risk


DBDS [Don Bosco Development Society], the Mumbai Salesians' PDO [Province Planning and Development Office] had initiated COVID-19 relief outreach, thanks to its funding partners, facilitating provision of essential food, hygiene and toiletries to 10,000 individuals from impoverished underprivileged backgrounds in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai assisted by the Mahanagar Gas Ltd. In the cities of Vadodara and Pune too, relief outreach is underway, thanks to financial aid from Mix-for-Kids Germany and Manos Unidas Spain.. Read More

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