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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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National Web Conference on 'Catholic Education in COVID Era & Beyond' by CBCI (Office for Education & Culture) & DBHEI (Don Bosco Higher Education India Network)
17/07/2020.  INM #N.9427
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Bosco Training , ChildEducare, Curricula Development, Education, Education and Culture, Education Dept, Education Higher , Education School, Education Technical, Marginalized, Media, Skills Training, SPCSA, Youth


The COVID-19 and national lockdown have forced the closure of schools, colleges, and universities for 120+ days with a rare chance of reopening before September 2020. It throws unprecedented challenges to the educational leaders, managers, and administrators. To address this present situation CBCI (Catholic Bishops Conference of India - Office for Education and Culture) in collaboration with DBHEI (Don Bosco Higher Education India Network) is organizing a National Web Conference with the main theme ''Catholic Education in COVID era and beyond - Challenges and Possibilities'' along with Bosco Soft Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Airmeet (web conference platform) as technology partners and DBICA (Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts) as media partners. The five days and five themes education web conference has already neared 1000 registrations from across India.. 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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Father Wyman Gonsalves Installed as MumbaiSalesians' Novice Master
16/06/2020.  INB #N.9409
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai  - 1 Comments
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Father Wyman Gonsalves of the Salesian Province of Bombay [INB] was installed as Rector and Novice Master on 16 June 2020, at Salesian Training Institute [STI] in Nashik. MumbaiSalesians' Vice-Provincial Father Ashley Miranda presided at the installation ceremony.. Read More »

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The online interface of BOSCOM & Heads of Networks in South Asia Region
15/06/2020.  INM #N.9405
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Salesian Society


BOSCOM, the media network of SPCSA (Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia) held an online meeting of the heads of networks of the South Asia Region on 10th June 2020 between 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm to discuss the strategies for better information flow to the upcoming portal ''donboscosouthasia.org'' which will be the new face of this region.. Read More »

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Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan Dies in Sri Lanka
14/06/2020.  INB #N.9400
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Counselling, Disasters, Obituary, Profiles, Religion, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional, Vocation


Indian Salesian Father Thommai Antonyrajan of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy [INT] who was working in the Province of Sri Lanka [LKC], met a tragic end at sea, and was confirmed dead at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 14 June 2020. He was aged 56. Father Thommai was a former Vice-Provincial of the Salesian Province of Tiruchy from 2005-2008.. Read More »

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Jnanodaya Post-Novitiate Academic Year Begins at 'The Retreat' Yercaud
10/06/2020.  INB #N.9397
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Education Higher , Formation, Religion, Salesian Society, Vocation


The academic year of the post-novitiate - Salesian Institute of Philosophy, Jnanodaya - at 'The Retreat' Yercaud, in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, began on 04 June 2020. . Read More »

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