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RE-STAGING OF ARMAAN SAB…KA

On the 26th of January, Bosco Boys Home, (BBH) Borivali hadstagedARMAAN SAB…KA”, a musical play done by the boys of BBH as a sign of gratitude for their benefactors, volunteers and well-wishers, to say a Big Thank you to them for their constant love, care and support. It was based on the life of an orphan, who grew up on the streets, encounters many helping hands in his life and how after landing in BBH, fulfills his dream (armaan) of attaining happiness and freedom and overcomes his inner struggles.
Many people who came to view it appreciated the play. Among them, an N.G.O named Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) approached and asked BBH to restage the Musical for their “ComplexCity: Connecting Experiences” programme as part of the “Culture Kaun: Expressions across the City” event held on 16 February, 2019 at Sai Baba Park Evershine Nagar, Malad. Also present were many other N.G.O's from the city of Mumbai, who came and also presented different songs, dance, skits, and …

IGNORED AND INVISIBLE- SAVE THE CHILDREN

On 15th of February, 2019 from 9.30 am to 11.00 am the N.G.O: Salaam Baalak Trust in collaboration with Bosco Boys Home, (BBH) conducted an awareness programme for the boys of BBH sensitizing to them their rights and responsibilities towards the society as part of the project “The Invisible- Save the Children.”
Fr. Corlis Gonsalves the Director of BBH congratulated them for this benevolent gesture towards the most beautiful and feeble sector of the society and encouraged them to carry on this noble work passionately.
“Every child deserves the best chance for a bright future” shared Ms. Ashwini Shejwal, the program coordinator of the project for the Mumbai region; having a work experience of 12 years in the field of child protection. She along with Mr. Budhaji Jadhav (Team member) and Ms. Seema Vanarse (MIS officer) conducted this session. The theme of this session was to make these poor and abandoned children aware of their importance to the society and vice-versa. The session was very…

LIVE THE DREAM

MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 13, 2019: “There is no greater violence than to deny the dreams of children.” The words spoken by the great Kailash Satyarthi, children’s rights activist, a noble peace recipient and the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan inspired the 5th standard students of VIBGYOR High School, Borivali to have an outreach cum field trip to Bosco Boys Home (BBH), and spend some quality with the children staying here at BBH on 13th February, 2019 from 9.30am to 11am. The event was coordinated by Ms. Grenil Menezes, the staff of VIBGYOR High School on behalf of the Principal Ms. Diana Isabel in collaboration with Bosco Boys Home for creating an awareness and to enthuse, enlighten and empower the children with the message to dream big and to achieve it. On reading the chapter on Kailash Satyarthi, the child’s rights activist, the students of standard 5th along with their teachers Mrs. Lipi Joshi, Mrs. Niharika Singh and Ms. Grenil Menezes (the one who coordinated the event), decided to…

ARMAAN SAB…KA: A MUSICAL PLAY STAGED BY BBH

“A simple act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life.” This is indeed seen at Bosco Boys Home (BBH), Borivali where the generosity and sacrifice of the benefactors and volunteers make a big difference in the lives of the orphan boys staying here and help them to grow, laugh, sing and create things which would rather be a lot difficult to do; bysharing with them their generosity and giving the boys a bright future and opportunity to fulfill their dreams (Armaan). So to say a Big Thank you, the management, staff and boys of Bosco Boys Home had organized a “Thanksgiving Day” on 26th January at 6:00 pm at Don Bosco School, Borivali for their benefactors, volunteers and well-wishers. The programme started with the Rector of Bosco Boys Home, Fr. Corlis Gonsalves sdb welcomed the Chief guest Fr. Solomon Rapol sdb, the Rector of Don Bosco School and Parish, Borivali and the well-wishers. He also thanked them for their kindness shown towards the boys and invited them to enj…

YOUTH AT RISK AND THE PREVENTIVE SYSTEM

MUMBAI, JAN 16, 2019: A Young at Risk (YaR) staff meeting themed, ‘Youth at Risk and the Preventive System’ was held on January 12, with 20 staff and five Salesians in attendance at the Bosco Boys Home (BBH) in Borivli.

The idea for the seminar was conceptualised at the YaR commission meeting held on July 22, 2018. Father Corlis Gonsalves, Director, and Rector of BBH welcomed the staff for the meeting after which Father Anthony Patole spoke about the importance of the seminar and introduced the speakers. The event featured three sessions: Reason expounded by Father Christopher George, Religion by Father Leon Rodrigues, and Loving Kindness by Father Ashley Miranda.

Father Christopher George shared his insights on the topic of ‘Reason’ wherein he addressed responsibility, functional values, firmness with flexibility, a proper understanding of freedom, rules, and principles to be seen as security and safe zone, ways of expression in the development process, and progress of a child. He ha…

CARING AND SHARING WITH LOVE

The students from Mary Immaculate, Borivali came to Bosco Boys’ Home (BBH) respectively on the 19th and 20th of December with celebrate and spread the spirit of Christmas to the boys of the orphanage. The trip was organised by the Management and staff of Mary Immaculate Primary and High School section. It was divided into two batches on the 19th the Primary section and on the next day the Secondary section. The students were accompanied by Sr. Payal, MSA and the other staffs from the school.

The students started with an introduction by playing an icebreaker game wherein they got to know the names of the boys. Then the programme started with the pictorial description, carol singing and a skit beautifully enacting the Nativity of the Lord explaining to the boys about the real meaning of Christmas. After which the boys of BBH also melodiouslysang for them a Hindi and a Marathi Christmas Carols. Shardha Jain, one of the students told, “This is a very graceful period where we can feel the …