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Run For SHE (Shaping Her Education) – TCS WORLD 10K Bengaluru

The much-awaited TCS World 10K Bengaluru was held on 28 April 2024. The ground was buzzing with energy. About 28,000 people participated in the run. Some ran for a cause, some for beating personal records and the rest for the sheer joy of running. Cheered on by Olympic shotput medallist Valerie Adams of New Zealand

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Fostering Dreams on Scholarship Day

Scholarship day, was simply a day to celebrate the fact that 100 deserving children from Karnataka and Kerala were able to continue their education for another year, thanks to the Amis du Père Guézou (ADPG) from France. Over the past two years, through BREADS, ADPG has supported the education of vulnerable children from economically deprived

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Samanvaya: Youth towards Holistic Growth

Samanvaya: Youth towards Holistic Growth, a gathering of nearly 250 participants from across Karnataka, marked a significant milestone for the Don Bosco Youth Services in the state. Organised in Don Bosco Hospet on 27-28 April 2024, the mega youth meet is part of the process of fostering an environment conducive to the overall development of

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Breath of fresh air in Kollam, Kerala

It’s Earth Day—and while the sight of heaps of plastic-loaded garbage in the cities is a depressing reminder of how much work needs to be done—allow the electric autorickshaws driven by the fisherwomen of Kollam to bring you some positive vibes with their empowered use of clean transport. On 13 April 2024, six licensed women

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Striking Gold- Sparking a Passion for Skills and Sustainability

The vocational skilling programme for marginalised youth began on 1 July 2023 at Don Bosco ITI, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) with the objective of empowering disadvantaged youth through skill training in three domains: two-wheeler mechanics, tailoring, and beautician courses. The programme was officially concluded on 31 March 2024. During the span of nine months, 38

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devraj

Empowerment to Redefine Circumstances

Devraj, a single-parent child growing up in Bangalore, did not have an easy-going life after his father passed away. He tried his best to support his family financially by doing part-time jobs. After completing his high school, he was at a crossroad, without a direction. At this point of time, he was introduced to the

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A leg-up can make a life

Divya, as the eldest daughter with two younger brothers, was brought up as a responsible, vibrant, and cheerful girl. She lost her father at a very young age and her mother was the sole support of the family. Hailing from a middle-class family, Divya always aspired to become a success in her studies and career

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A phone call to transformation

Nausin Banu, one of five children of Aminoddin and Rehana Banu, is a native of Naribol village, Jewargi taluk, Kalaburagi. The family lives in abject poverty due to their insufficient income and irregular jobs. After attending the local Anganwadi (government early childcare centre), Nausin became irregular at school and eventually dropped out. On 16 September

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Isaac Immanuel

I’m Isaac Immanuel, from a middle-class family in Bangalore. Until I completed my preuniversity course (PUC) I did not have any problems as my Father was there to guide and help me. Unfortunately, in 2020, he got a stroke and became bedridden. My mother was unable to work as she is a physically disabled person.

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Carnival 2024 

oin us at Don Bosco Central School, Puthuppally for a day filled with games, awesome food, and unlimited entertainment! 

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Yasmeen

Yasmeen was born in a poor family in the village of Martur. She is the eldest in the family and has four younger siblings. The financial and poor economic conditions at home forced her to stop going to school at an early stage though she aimed and dreamed of pursuing higher education. She started to

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kitrish

THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE

Kotresh is a young boy from the Davangere district of Karnataka. His family and village were severely affected by the droughts specific to the area, which destroyed all of their livelihood options. Kotresh’s parents moved out of the village in search of a better life and new employment opportunities that might come their way. In

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eramma

ANGEL IN BLUE

Eramma, a motivated 15-year-old girl, comes from Dhonambali at Deodurga, Raichur, where the malaise of high dropout rates, child marriage and devadasi still persist. She is the president of the Child Rights Club formed under the CREAM project in the local public high school. During her studies, she discovered a 9-years-old girl called Shilpa who

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Women’s Day in Chitradurga

On 17th March 2024, CHITHRA Don Bosco organised a celebration of International Women’s Day for the women from its self-help groups (SHGs), local government, and business stakeholders in Chitradurga district. One outstanding women’s SHG and three individual SHG members were felicitated for their achievements on the occasion. Fr. Steven Lawrence – Director of CHITHRA, explained its

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Pastures of Sustained Income and Livelihood

The Women Empowerment through Livelihood and Entrepreneurship (WELivE) programme of Bangalore Rural Educational And Development Society (BREADS) is implemented in four districts of Karnataka—Chitradurga, Davanagere, Vijayanagara, and Yadagir, to ensure the generation of sustainable income for rural women. WELivE intends to empower 35 women from each of the rural areas of these four districts (reaching

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International Women’s Day Celebration at Don Bosco Hospet

The International Women’s Day celebration at Don Bosco Hospet on 6 March 2024 was a remarkable success. The event was organised by Don Bosco Centre for Social Action (DBCSA) Hospet (BREADS’ partner) in collaboration with the Don Bosco TARUNI Women Development Society. A significant turnout of 1600 women from TARUNI’s Self Help Groups made the

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Health Services at the Door in Davanagere

Health Services at the Door in Davanagere

Don Bosco Child Labour Mission (DBCLM) in collaboration with Bangalore Rural Educational And Development Society (BREADS), initiated primary healthcare outreach services for the marginalised rural communities in Jagalur and Davanagere taluks of Davanagere district through a mobile clinic, health education, and advocacy actions  in February 2024.  The primary objective is to enhance the health conditions

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Parents’ meeting at Don Bosco ITI Bhadravathi

On 4 March 2024, Don Bosco ITI Bhadravathi, in collaboration with Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS), organised a meeting for the parents of its third batch of trainees.   The meeting was attended by 20 parents and close relations of the trainees of tailoring and arecanut plate making. The chief guest, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi, tailoring

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CSN Coordinator honoured as Atyhuthama Makkala Rakshaka

The Bangalore Labour Department of the Government of Karnataka, honoured Mr P.N Basavaraj, as Atyhuthama Makkala Rakshaka (Best Child Protector) in February 2024, in acknowledgement of his courageous service towards the rescue of child labourers, in collaboration with the government. Mr P.N Basavaraj has served the cause of children at risk for long years in BOSCO Bangalore.

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Government and Non-government Stakeholders Partner to Prevent Substance Use among Youth in Kerala

Bangalore Rural Educational and Developmental Society (BREADS) in association with the Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), conducted a state-level stakeholders’ workshop on the current status of substance abuse among children and the interventions by various government departments and NGOs in Kerala. The workshop is part of BREADS’ Drug Rehabilitation Education

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Health Camp at Ittaga K Thanda, Kalaburagi

On 27 February 2024, Don Bosco PYaR organised a health camp at Ittaga K Thanda, Kalaburagi, which is an economically deprived village with a significant prevalence of disabilities among its population. Dr Treesa from Mother Theresa’s Hospital, Kalaburagi collaborated in organising the health camp. The camp provided various medical services, including general check-ups, specialised care for

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Igniting a spark in Mount Carmel College

Mount Carmel College invited BREADS to conduct an awareness session for its students, on the importance of educating girls from marginalised backgrounds, as a powerful tool of empowerment. The auditorium was abuzz with excitement on 24 February 2024, as Fr. Jitto engaged the 600+ audience through a presentation and videos on BREADS’ work in the

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A second batch of women entrepreneurs are ready at Don Bosco ITI KGF

Don Bosco ITI KGF, supported by Bangalore Rural Educational And Development Society (BREADS) and BOSCONET, successfully concluded the second batch of skill training for tailoring and beautician courses. A special event held on 15 February 2024, at Don Bosco ITI KGF marked the distribution of completion certificates and seed capital to the trainees. The three-month

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Sewing a path to empowerment

On 6 February 2024, the inauguration of the third batch of the Tailoring skill training programme, consisting of 40 women, took place at Don Bosco ITI Bhadravati. Fr. Nilagal Christhu Raj, Rector and Principal of DB ITI Bhadravati, Mr. Natraj, President of Akshara Panchayat, Bhadravati, along with the staff and students of Don Bosco ITI,

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RESSAISIR 2K24

RESSAISIR 2K24, was organised by the Department of Social Work, Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Kannur, Kerala, in collaboration with BREADS, under the banner of its Drug Rehabilitation Education And Mentoring (DREAM) programme on 25-26 January 2024. Conducted on the college premises, the conference addressed a significant topic—Addiction and Psychosocial issues: Innovations in Social

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RESSAISIR 2K24

RESSAISIR 2K24, was organised by the Department of Social Work, Don Bosco Arts & Science College, Kannur, Kerala, in collaboration with BREADS, under the banner of its Drug Rehabilitation Education And Mentoring (DREAM) programme on 25-26 January 2024. Conducted on the college premises, the conference addressed a significant topic—Addiction and Psychosocial issues: Innovations in Social

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A Medical Camp for Migrant Workers

The Karnataka Interstate Migrant Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT), a project of BREADS, organised a medical camp for migrant workers on 27 January 2023 at K. Narayanapura and BDS Nagar, Bangalore. The camp reached out to migrants from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Telangana, and the districts of north Karnataka, who work as casual labourers,

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Dr and Mrs Hitl visit BREADS

On 22 January 2024, Dr Christopher and Mrs Petra Hitl of the Hitl Foundation, visited the BREADS office to meet the team and spend some time understanding the current work of the organisation. Their association with BREADS since 2015, has benefitted the vulnerable children at risk on the streets of Bangalore, Hospet and Kalaburagi. The

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An Impressive Addition to the Don Bosco Educational Complex in Hospet

The Salesians of Don Bosco Hospet and the school community of Don Bosco School, marked a significant milestone for themselves with the inauguration and blessing of the new building block on 15 January 2024. Rt. Rev. Dr. Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Ballari, blessed the building; Rev. Fr. Jose Koyickal, the Provincial of the Salesian Province

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An Impressive Addition to the Don Bosco Educational Complex in Hospet

The Salesians of Don Bosco Hospet and the school community of Don Bosco School, marked a significant milestone for themselves with the inauguration and blessing of the new building block on 15 January 2024. Rt. Rev. Dr. Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Ballari, blessed the building; Rev. Fr. Jose Koyickal, the Provincial of the Salesian Province

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Daniel Knable @ BREADS in Bangalore

The BREADS team welcomed Mr Daniel Knable, Project Manager of Don Bosco Mondo, Bonn, to its office on 11 Jan 2024. Fr George PS, the Executive Director, Fr Jitto Joy, the Assistant Director, and the rest of the team, warmly greeted Daniel with a traditional Mysuru peta and garland. In the congenial team meeting that followed, Daniel

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Inauguration of Don Bosco ICSE School, Bidar

It was a special day for the students, parents, teachers and Salesians of Don Bosco ICSE School, Bidar! On 10 January 2024, they celebrated their School Annual Day, and more significantly, they celebrated a dream being realised in the inauguration of their new school building. The modern new school building that now houses around 350

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Inauguration of Don Bosco ICSE School, Bidar

It was a special day for the students, parents, teachers and Salesians of Don Bosco ICSE School, Bidar! On 10 January 2024, they celebrated their School Annual Day, and more significantly, they celebrated a dream being realised in the inauguration of their new school building. The modern new school building that now houses around 350

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Inauguration of Don Bosco ICSE School, Bidar

It was a special day for the students, parents, teachers and Salesians of Don Bosco ICSE School, Bidar! On 10 January 2024, they celebrated their School Annual Day, and more significantly, they celebrated a dream being realised in the inauguration of their new school building. The modern new school building that now houses around 350

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A Great Start to the New Year!

Don Bosco Makkalalaya in Mysuru, along with some of its students, got off to a great start in 2024! On 5 January, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, the state coordinating body of the Karnataka Open School (KOS), appreciated DB Makkalalaya as the KOS Centre which facilitated the highest marks in the KOS SSLC exams in the state of

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A visit to Jerusalemian SAGA 2023

 Thrilled to explore the rich exhibits at Saga 2024, a Plethora of Science, Arts and Technology. Get ready for a blend of intellect, creativity, tradition, infotainment programs, and fun games! 

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Provincial Visitation

Anticipation builds as we eagerly prepare for the esteemed visit of Provincial Fr. Jose Koyickal on January 3rd! A momentous day as we welcome his guidance and blessings. 

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Training of Yadgir Staff

Don Bosco Centre for Social Action, Yadgir, organised a two-day training on 4-5 December 2023, for 32 staff members as part of the Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion initiative. This initiative is a collaborative effort between Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) and Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS). The training was

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Core Project team meeting

The core team for the project “Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion,” supported by Azim Premji Foundation (APF), met on 15 December 2023 at the APF District Institute, Kalaburagi. The meeting was attended by Mr. Rudresh, State Head, Mr. Mahadevappa, Mr. Uday, and five district coordinators from the Azim Premji Foundation. Representing BREADS

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A home for Muddukappa’s family

Muddukappa and his family have been an integral part of the child labour mission in Don Bosco Devadurga for over 15 years, living on the premises in a small house. Muddukappa served as the driver and general handyman, while Amalamma cooked for the rescued children and the Salesians. Their three children grew up and were

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Brittania spreads Christmas Cheer!

It was a special Christmas celebration at the Brittania offices in Whitefield, Bangalore, on 22 December, 2023. Children from BOSCO Mane (a BREADS-supported halfway home for young boys preparing for a life away from the streets) were treated to a morning of fun and festivities. The employees of Brittania organised games for the children, that

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International Migrants Day-KISMAT Karnataka

Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT), an initiative of BREADS Bangalore, celebrated International Migrants Day with the migrant community at K. Narayanapura, Bangalore on 18 December 2022. The programme on this special day, conducted by the KISMAT coordinator and volunteers, was a demonstration of appreciation of the migrant workers, for their hard work and contribution

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A home for Muddukappa’s family

Muddukappa and his family have been an integral part of the child labour mission in Don Bosco Devadurga for over 15 years, living on the premises in a small house. Muddukappa served as the driver and general handyman, while Amalamma cooked for the rescued children and the Salesians. Their three children grew up and were

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Government and Non-government Stakeholders Partner to Prevent Substance Use among Youth in Kerala

Bangalore Rural Educational and Developmental Society (BREADS) in association with the Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR), conducted a state-level stakeholders’ workshop on the current status of substance abuse among children and the interventions by various government departments and NGOs in Kerala. The workshop is part of BREADS’ Drug Rehabilitation Education

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Training of Yadgir Staff

Don Bosco Centre for Social Action, Yadgir, organised a two-day training on 4-5 December 2023, for 32 staff members as part of the Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion initiative. This initiative is a collaborative effort between Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) and Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS). The training was

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Training of Yadgir Staff

Don Bosco Centre for Social Action, Yadgir, organised a two-day training on 4-5 December 2023, for 32 staff members as part of the Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion initiative. This initiative is a collaborative effort between Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) and Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS). The training was

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Child Rights day and Parents meeting at Teggihal village Raichur district

On 20 November 2023, Don Bosco Social Service Society, Devadurga, Raichur district, organised a significant event combining Children’s Day, the observation of Child Rights Day, and a Parents’ Meeting at Teggihal village in Mustur gram panchayat, Devadurga taluk. This event was organised under “Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion,” a collaborative initiative involving

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International Child Rights Day at Don Bosco PYaR, Kalaburagi

On 20 November 2023, Don Bosco PYaR (Programme for the Young at Risk), Kalaburagi, organised a meaningful celebration for 300 children on the occasion of International Day of the Rights of the Child. The event unfolded under the project “Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion,” a collaborative effort with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

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BREADS at the B2N Conference with JEW, Austria

BREADS was invited to participate in the international conference on Back-to-Nature organised by SAVE Foundation, Belgium, and Jugend Eine Welt, Austria; in Bangalore on 24-25 November 2023. The conference was a platform to bring together diverse stakeholders—from India and abroad—to introduce and promote innovative solutions in organic /regenerative farming. It aimed to connect the global network of the Back-to-Nature programme with Indian innovators, NGOs

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Child Rights day and Parents meeting at Teggihal village Raichur district

On 20 November 2023, Don Bosco Social Service Society, Devadurga, Raichur district, organised a significant event combining Children’s Day, the observation of Child Rights Day, and a Parents’ Meeting at Teggihal village in Mustur gram panchayat, Devadurga taluk. This event was organised under “Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion,” a collaborative initiative involving

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International Child Rights Day at Don Bosco PYaR, Kalaburagi

On 20 November 2023, Don Bosco PYaR (Programme for the Young at Risk), Kalaburagi, organised a meaningful celebration for 300 children on the occasion of International Day of the Rights of the Child. The event unfolded under the project “Empowering Children through Education and Child Rights Promotion,” a collaborative effort with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

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Empowering Voices: Makkala Grama Sabha in Yadagiri

In a significant initiative led by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) department, around 350 children from five villages in Ramasamundra Gram Panchayat, Yadgir taluk and district, actively participated in the Makkala Grama Sabha (MGS) on 22 November 2023. The MGS encouraged children’s involvement in discussions related to village and school developments. Facilitated by

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Empowering Voices: Makkala Grama Sabha in Yadagiri

In a significant initiative led by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) department, around 350 children from five villages in Ramasamundra Gram Panchayat, Yadgir taluk and district, actively participated in the Makkala Grama Sabha (MGS) on 22 November 2023. The MGS encouraged children’s involvement in discussions related to village and school developments. Facilitated by

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World Child Rights Day in Don Bosco Mithra School

On World Child Rights Day, with the intention of raising awareness and improving children’s welfare, sessions on child rights and mental health awareness were conducted at Don Bosco Mithra High School, Horamavu on 20 November 2023 by BREADS. The sessions were handled by Ms. Sona Jacob, an intern at BREADS from the Rajagiri College of

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For Every Child, Every Right

On 19 November 2023, Makkalotsava (children’s festival), a joyous programme for the children of the evening tuition centre was conducted at CHITHRA Don Bosco, Chitradurga, in collaboration with Bangalore Rural Educational And Development Society (BREADS). The event commenced at 9:30 am with a grand inauguration ceremony. Distinguished dignitaries present at the event included Fr. Steven

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BREADS welcomes Fr Rafael Bejarano Revira SDB

The BREADS team, led by Fr George-the Executive Director, was happy to welcome special visitors to its office on 16 November 2023.  Fr. Rafael Bejarano Revira SDB, In-charge of Social Works under the Youth Services of the Salesian Congregation, was visiting some of the Don Bosco Development Offices and social work centres in India, to

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Celebrating Children’s Day

BREADS in its mission to brighten the lives of children, focusing on their welfare, growth, and development, commemorated Children’s Day on 12 November 2023 at Kristu Jyoti College, Krishnarajapuram. Mr. Gerard Caltin M (Head HR, Collman Services – Banking Collection), the chief guest, inaugurated the event organised by Social Service Guild, BREADS’ implementing partner.  

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Seed capital to open new possibilities of economic growth and self-employment 

Don Bosco ITI Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), in collaboration with Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) and BOSCONET, distributed seed capital and certificates to the trainees who successfully completed the three-month tailoring and beautician courses on 10 November 2023, at Don Bosco ITI Robertsonpet, KGF. As seed capital, sewing machines were distributed to 40

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Awareness Programme by KISMAT Karnataka

The Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT— a BREADS’ project) conducted an awareness programme on health and hygiene for migrant workers in Saraipalya, Bangalore on 10 November 2022. The KISMAT team distributed masks to the migrants who hailed from Uttar Pradesh. The migrants were engaged in activities like carpentry and painting in different parts of

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Corporate Staff Share the Joy of Giving

Every year, a variety of people in India celebrate a ‘festival of giving’ called DaanUtsav, which begins on Gandhi Jayanthi. It is usually celebrated between 2-8 October, and often extends across the entire month of October. Individuals, organisations, and companies create or participate in giving events; donating time, money, skills and other resources, to people

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Invest in Girls Rights: Our Leadership Our Well-being

BREADS agrees completely. Experience teaches us that the empowerment of women needs to start when they are girls.  For that matter, empowerment of women needs to start when men are boys too. Since 2011, the International Day of the Girl Child has been observed on 11 October to highlight and address the challenges that girls

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Invest in Girls Rights: Our Leadership Our Well-being

BREADS agrees completely. Experience teaches us that the empowerment of women needs to start when they are girls.  For that matter, empowerment of women needs to start when men are boys too. Since 2011, the International Day of the Girl Child has been observed on 11 October to highlight and address the challenges that girls

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Mental health is a Universal Human Right

World Mental Health Day annually observed on 10 October, was an occasion for the Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) teams across Kerala, to emphasise the importance of mental health and its role in the livesof individuals, particularly students. Good mental health is vital because it allows us to cope with challenges, thrive, and also connect with

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Mental health is a Universal Human Right

World Mental Health Day annually observed on 10 October, was an occasion for the Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) teams across Kerala, to emphasise the importance of mental health and its role in the livesof individuals, particularly students. Good mental health is vital because it allows us to cope with challenges, thrive, and also connect with

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At the Forefront of YaR Interventions

The Salesian Province of Bangalore (INK), of which, BREADS is the central planning and development organisation (PDO), has always been recognised and appreciated for its various interventions for the young at risk. This year, among the eleven provinces in India, the Bangalore province won six of the thirteen categories of YaR Awards from the Don Bosco National Forum for

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Parents’ Meeting at Ganajalkhed, Kalaburagi district

On 20 September 2023, Don Bosco PYaR organised a parents’ meeting at the Government Higher Primary School, Ganajalkhed in Kalaburagi. Sixty-eight parents of children from three activity centres in the village, gathered to discuss children’s rights, the necessity of parental engagement in education, as well as government schemes and programmes accessible to students and their

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Write for the Good-2023

The Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS), in collaboration with Bosconet-SA, successfully conducted a four-day training programme titled “Write for the Good-2023” from 10-13 September 2023 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore. The training aimed to enhance the capabilities of 14 Salesians and staff members of the province in various aspects of proposal writing

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DB BEST Academy: Empowering Futures, Nurturing Excellence

DB BEST Academy (BREADS’ Skill Training Centre in Bangalore) started its 22nd training course on 28 August 2023. The current batch comprises 72 students who are receiving comprehensive training in three key skill areas: Hospitality, Retail Marketing, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), all at no cost, over three months. In addition to domain-specific training, DB BEST

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DB BEST Academy: Empowering Futures, Nurturing Excellence

DB BEST Academy (BREADS’ Skill Training Centre in Bangalore) started its 22nd training course on 28 August 2023. The current batch comprises 72 students who are receiving comprehensive training in three key skill areas: Hospitality, Retail Marketing, and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), all at no cost, over three months. In addition to domain-specific training, DB BEST

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Mini Job fair at Don Bosco Professional Academy, Hospet

On 29 August 2023, the Don Bosco Job Placement Network collaborated with Don Bosco Professional Academy in Hospet, to organise a highly successful job fair on its premises. The event garnered participation from prominent companies, including Quess Corp and Collman Pvt. Ltd., both of which, brought 98 diverse job opportunities to the fair. Through rigorous

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Support for Child Care Institutes

BREADS directly supports nine institutions for the rehabilitation of children rescued from situations of risk (the street, child labour, destitution, abuse etc.), in Karnataka and Kerala. It also supports other childcare institutions indirectly.  Through a valuable and impactful partnership with DSV Charitable Foundation, BREADS was able to provide much-needed supplies for Don Bosco institutions in

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Employee Volunteer Engagement by Aon Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Aon Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore organised an employee volunteer engagement programme on the 19 August 2023 at BOSCO Mane and BOSCO Vikas in Chamarajpet. The event aimed to create a meaningful connection between the Aon team and the children associated with Bangalore Oniyavara Seva Coota (BOSCO) and BREADS. The programme was a heartwarming experience filled

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Providing Vital Healthcare to Migrant Workers

Collaborating with the Seventh Day Adventist Medical Centre, the Karnataka Interstate Migrant Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT) organised a free medical health checkup for migrant workers engaged in daily casual labour, construction work, and domestic work from North Karnataka. This event took place on 13 August 2023 at Banjara Layout, Bangalore. Seventy-eight migrant workers reaped the

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Consultation on Unorganised and Migrant Workers in Karnataka

On 6 August 2023, a significant event titled “Consultation on Unorganised and Migrant Workers in Karnataka” was successfully conducted by KISMAT (Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation). The event aimed to address the concerns of unorganised and migrant workers in Karnataka and foster collaboration among stakeholders. The event drew the participation of 20 representatives from

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DREAM State Level Review cum Staff Training

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme in Kerala conducted its state-level review cum staff training at Don Bosco Monvila on 4-5 August 2023. The event brought together all DREAM staff members and centre directors to discuss the progress and impact of the programme and enhance their skills in dealing with drug abuse and

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Medical Camp for Migrant Workers at Thanisandra, Bangalore

On 25 July 2023, a free medical camp for migrant workers was successfully organised in the bustling area of Thanisandra, Bangalore. The medical camp was a joint initiative between KISMAT and the Seventh Day Adventist Medical Centre, to provide essential healthcare services to underprivileged migrant workers. A dedicated team of professionals, comprising a physician, pharmacist,

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Mentor’s Training Programme by DREAM Thrissur

The mentor’s training programme held on 22 July 2023 at St. Paul’s Public School, Kuriachira, aimed to empower 55 teachers and mentors with knowledge and skills to effectively address drug abuse and addiction-related issues among school students. The event was organised by the Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme in Thrissur in association with

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Painting Activity by Morgan Stanley at Bosco Yuvaspandana

The walls of Yuvaspandana looked cheerful and bright as a group of young volunteers from Morgan Stanley painted and transformed the white walls to a beautiful green. Bosco Yuvaspandana at JC road serves as a community hall for children from the surrounding slums. They come here to play games and also to celebrate festivals and

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Plantation drive in Davanagere district

Don Bosco Davanagere planted 433 seedlings in eight gram panchayats in Davanagere taluk namely in Kadlebalu, Avaragolla, Hosabelavanuru, Turchaghatta, Kadajji, Alooru, Shiramagondanahalli and Ward 35. This campaign is in conjunction with the Karnataka Forest Department’s plantation drive; and as part of the initiative, Don Bosco Davanagere hopes to plant around 1000 trees in the coming

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Medical Camp for Migrant Workers in HBR Layout

On 9 July 2023, in a collaborative effort, the Karnataka Interstate Migrant Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT) and the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital organised a medical camp for 125 intrastate migrant workers at HBR Layout, Bangalore. The camp was to ensure that migrant workers receive timely healthcare and have access to medical professionals before minor health

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BREADS and DSV Promote a Green Initiative at Don Bosco College, Bangalore

“Plant a Tree” was a delightful event conducted by BREADS in collaboration with DSV Charitable Foundation and Don Bosco College, Bangalore in the college campus on 29 June 2023.  Emphasising the importance of Nature and fostering an ethos of eco-consciousness, the event centered around planting saplings within the college premises. 29 saplings were planted by

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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on 26 June to raise awareness about the harmful effects of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking. The theme for 2023 was “People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention.” It promotes a more inclusive and supportive approach towards people who use drugs,

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Job Fair at Don Bosco Bidar

The Don Bosco Job Placement Network (JPN) Bangalore office hosted a highly successful job fair at Don Bosco ITI Bidar, Karnataka on 23 June 2023. The event attracted a substantial turnout of 90 job seekers, all eager to engage with recruiting teams representing seven prominent companies across diverse industries, including Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, IT,

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Technology for Social Good: Morgan Stanley & BREADS

It was a real pleasure to be associated with our CSR partner Morgan Stanley’s Code to Give [hackathon-for-social-good], which was kicked off on 2 June 2023 with around 1400 students of top Indian colleges participating. The aim was to use technology to provide solutions to social issues being addressed by non-profits. One of the challenges

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World Day Against Child Labour 2023

The World Day Against Child Labour is observed annually on 12 June to raise awareness about the importance of eliminating child labour and promoting the rights of children. In 2023, the theme for this significant day was “Social Justice for All, End Child Labour.” This report highlights the activities and initiatives organised by the Bangalore

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Skill Training Initiatives by Don Bosco Bhadravati for Marginalised Youth

Don Bosco Bhadravati, in collaboration with BREADS Bangalore, proudly inaugurated its tailoring and areca palm leaf plate making programmes on 9 June 2023 at Don Bosco ITI, aiming to bring joy to the lives of the underprivileged residents of Ujjanipura and surrounding villages in Bhadravati taluk, Shivamogga. The event was graced by the presence of

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Skill Training Initiatives by Don Bosco Bhadravati for Marginalised Youth

Don Bosco Bhadravati, in collaboration with BREADS Bangalore, proudly inaugurated its tailoring and areca palm leaf plate making programmes on 9 June 2023 at Don Bosco ITI, aiming to bring joy to the lives of the underprivileged residents of Ujjanipura and surrounding villages in Bhadravati taluk, Shivamogga. The event was graced by the presence of

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World Environment Day 2023

World Environment Day is an annual event celebrated every 5th June to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of our environment. In 2023, the theme for World Environment Day (WED) was #BeatPlasticPollution, highlighting the urgent need to combat the detrimental effects of plastic pollution on our planet. Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS)

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Inauguration of the 21st Skill Training batch- DB BEST Academy

DB BEST Academy, the skill training centre of Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS)  in Bangalore, conducted an inaugural cum graduation ceremony for its 21st batch of trainees on 3 June 2023. Currently, around 76 trainees are attending classes. The programme was graced by the presence of Mrs. Shabnam Rizwana (HR Manager – Pantaloons), and

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Cycling forward with KPMG

Twelve children of Don Bosco Mithra School were treated to a pleasant surprise by KPMG, Bangalore. KPMG, as a part of their company CSR activity, organised an event at The Leela, Bhartiya City, where 400 employees were organised into teams and challenged to assemble 25 bicycles as a team building exercise. The bicycles were to

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Inauguration of the 21st Skill Training batch- DB BEST Academy

Inauguration of the 21st Skill Training batch- DB BEST Academy

DB BEST Academy, the skill training centre of Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS)  in Bangalore, conducted an inaugural cum graduation ceremony for its 21st batch of trainees on 3 June 2023. Currently, around 76 trainees are attending classes. The programme was graced by the presence of Mrs. Shabnam Rizwana (HR Manager – Pantaloons), and

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Former Smokers declare ‘No Tobacco here’ in Kappikunnu, Wayanad

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme in Wayanad joined forces with the Health Department to commemorate World No Tobacco Day in an event held at Meenangadi panchayat on 31 May 2023. On this occasion, a groundbreaking initiative called ‘Puka Illa Wayanad’ was launched, designating Kappikunnu village in Meenangadi panchayat as the first tobacco-free

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Morgan Stanley painting a better world at BOSCO Vatsalya Bhavan

A team of 30 from Morgan Stanley, led by Mr. Raju Alluri – Managing Director, visited Bosco Vatsalya Bhavan as a part of their CSR volunteering activities. BOSCO Vatsalya Bhavan is the one and only transit centre cum shelter home in Bangalore, exclusively for girls at risk, below the age of eighteen. Run by BOSCO

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Welcoming the new Executive Director of BREADS

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” – John C. Maxwell We welcome our new leader, Fr. George Payyamthadathil SDB, ushering in a new phase of growth and impact as the Executive Director of BREADS. He takes over the office from Fr Rubin Mathew SDB, who served

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Mother’s Day Celebration by KISMAT Kollam

In a heartfelt Mother’s Day tribute, the Kollam Migrant Help Desk (KISMAT project), in collaboration with District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) and a like-minded NGO, Prathyasha for Integrated Social Action at Kottiyam, organised an event on 14 May 2023, which touched many hearts. Praveen, a young migrant worker, poured out his emotions, saying, “My mom

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Devadurga Don Bosco Social Service Centre Celebrates

Don Bosco Social Service Centre in Devadurga, Raichur is celebrating another momentous achievement! The students who were rescued from child labour and accompanied back into mainstream education through bridge courses and residential rehabilitative care, have achieved outstanding results in the 2023 SSLC board exams. All 21 students have passed with flying colours: eight achieved distinctions,

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Spreading Anti-Drug Awareness through Ottan Thullal

Substance abuse is a widespread problem that affects individuals, families, and communities worldwide. In an effort to raise awareness about the negative effects of drug abuse, the Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme in Kollam, Kerala, recently conducted an anti-drug awareness programme at the Saras Mela, a national food and cultural exposition. The event

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DREAM- DCL Leadership Training Programme at Kottayam

Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Kottayam in association with Deepika Children’s League (DCL) organised a leadership training programme named PETS (Personal Empowerment Training for Students) for 30 school children from fifteen schools across the Kottayam district at Don Bosco School Puthupally on 28-30 April 2023. The PETS programme organised by DREAM Kottayam and DCL

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DREAM Review Meeting for Directors and Staff

The Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) organised a meeting on 25 April 2023 for its programme directors and staff from ten districts of Kerala to review the progress made by the Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme from November 2021 to March 2023. Fr. Rubin Mathew SDB (Executive Director, BREADS) welcomed the

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CREAM Review Meeting for the Directors and Staff

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children ― Nelson Mandela Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) organised a fitting concluding review of its flagship programme Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM). The final review meeting of CREAM was conducted on 22 and 23 April 2023 at

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DB Devadurga Children Score against Child Labour

Don Bosco Social Service Centre in Devadurga, Raichur, has been running a Child Labour Rehabilitation Centre with a residential Bridge Course since 2016. Since then, many children have been rescued from the clutches of child labour and have been guided on to the path of knowledge and education. This year, 2023, saw a great victory:

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Inauguration of the 33rd Skill Training Batch – Don Bosco Makkalalaya

On 15 April 2023, Don Bosco Makkalalaya (partner of BREADS Bangalore) inaugurated its 33rd batch of skill training in the retail business management and BPO domains. The event was graced by the presence of the new batch of students, their parents, and the staff. The chief guest was Fr. Prasad (Director, Bosco Mane Bangalore). He encouraged

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Job Fair at Don Bosco College, Chitradurga

Don Bosco Job Placement Network (JPN) recently conducted a successful job fair on 15 April 2023 at Don Bosco College in Chitradurga, Karnataka. The event attracted a total of 310 job seekers who were able to connect and interact with recruiting teams from 11 different companies such as Luha Automobiles, Muthoot Micro Finance, Eureka Forbes, H1

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Provincial’s Canonical Visit to BREADS

On 3 April 2023, Fr. Jose Koyickal SDB, the Provincial of Sacred Heart Province, Bangalore, made his annual canonical visit to the Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) office, accompanied by Fr. Sebastian – Rector, Provincial House, Bangalore. Fr. Deepu Mathew- Assistant Director of BREADS was also present.  During the visit, Fr. Rubin Mathew,

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DREAM State-level Review cum Staff Training

Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) organised a state-level two-day review cum training for the programme staff of its Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme on 27-28 March 2023 at SHREYAS, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad. The programme commenced with an inaugural address by Fr. Cinto Kannaen sdb (Administrator, Don Bosco Sulthan Bathery). The first

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Training on BREADS’ Child Rights Programming

Representatives from the Sahayini Social Development Society (social development wing of the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, Province of Mumbai) participated in a training on BREADS’ Child Rights programming on 22-23 March 2023 at the BREADS office in Bangalore. The training comprised various sessions aimed at providing the participants with a comprehensive understanding of how

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Volunteers Training Programme by DREAM Kottayam

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme in Kottayam conducted a volunteer’s training programme on 17-18 March 2023 at Don Bosco Central School, Puthupally. The programme facilitated the high-level involvement of volunteers across Kerala, whose services will be mainly used for imparting counselling and mental support to students, who are in distress, victims of

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Life Skills and Leadership Training by KISMAT Karnataka

Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT, a project of BREADS) conducted a Life Skills and Leadership Training for leaders of Migrant communities at Don Bosco BREADS’ Education & Skill Training (DB BEST) Academy, Bangalore on 12 March 2023. The programme started with a prayer song, lighting of the lamp, followed by the welcome address.

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Job Fair at Don Bosco College, Mampetta

Don Bosco Job Placement Network (JPN) in collaboration with Don Bosco ITI, Mampetta hosted a highly successful job fair at Don Bosco College, Mampetta, Kozhikode, Kerala on 4 March 2023. The event was attended by around 400 job seekers, who had the chance to interact with recruiting teams from 14 different companies including Luha Automobiles

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Varna Lahari by DREAM Trivandrum 

Thirty-nine artists from different parts of Kerala came together to create more than 50 paintings at Thampanoor KSRTC bus station, Thiruvananthapuram on 21 January 2023. Titled, Varna Lahari, the art exhibition was a creative initiative to advocate the prevention of substance abuse in society, organised by DREAM Trivandrum, Don Bosco Veedu Society (DBVS), and Creative Arts

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Inauguration of the 20th Skill Training Batch – DB BEST Academy

The inauguration of the 20th skill training batch at Don Bosco BREADS’ Education & Skill Training (DB BEST) Academy on 25 February 2023, was a momentous occasion that highlighted the academy’s commitment to providing quality education and training to underprivileged young people. The event was well attended by the new batch of students, their parents, and

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Job Fair at Don Bosco Vaduthala

Don Bosco Job Placement Network (JPN) in collaboration with Don Bosco Youth Centre, Vaduthala, organised a job fair at Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Vaduthala, Ernakulam, Kerala on 25 February 2023. Recruiting teams from 16 companies were present at the event, including: HCL TechBEE, TVS, L&T Finance, Gofrugal, Esaf Bank, CoIndSyz Software Solutions, Reliance Retails, Paytm, Dot

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CREAM III State-level Staff Meeting and Training

Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) organised a three-day meeting and training event for the programme staff of its Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM) III programme. The event took place from 21-23 February 2023 at the National Biblical Catechetical & Liturgical Centre (NBCLC) in Bangalore. The event commenced with a traditional lighting

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Leadership Training for School Children- DREAM Kannur

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme team in Kannur organised a leadership training programme for school students named ‘VOYAGER 2K23’. The two-day residential training took place on 18-19 February 2023 at Don Bosco Arts and Science College Angadikadavu and was attended by 95 students from various schools in Kannur district. During the training,

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CREAM Dissemination Workshop in Chitradurga

On 15 February 2023, CHITHRA Don Bosco in collaboration with the district administration, zilla panchayat, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), and government departments—Women and Child Development (DWCD), Education, Labour, and Police—organised a district-level workshop to disseminate the achievements and impact of the Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM) in Chitradurga district. The CREAM programme

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‘Football against Drugs’ by DREAM Wayanad

The Drug Rehabilitation Education And Mentoring (DREAM) team in Wayanad hosted a district-level football tournament in collaboration with the Janamaithri Police of Sulthan Bathery on 9 February 2023. The tournament, themed “Let’s make a Goal against Drugs,” involved 12 college teams from different areas of the district. The event was open to the public and

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Interactive Awareness Programme by KISMAT Karnataka

The Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT— a BREADS’ project) conducted an awareness programme for migrant workers on government schemes for 52 migrant workers at Veerannapalya in Bangalore on 8 February 2023. The migrants are employed as construction and daily wage workers. During the session, the migrants were encouraged to ask questions and clarify

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Distribution of WE-AUTOs

The WE-AUTO project is a highly innovative and impactful initiative that aims to empower the women of the Kollam area in Kerala. By providing them with electric autos, the project not only addresses the transportation needs of these women, but also provides them with a source of income. With the electric autos, the fisherwomen can

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Deutsche Bank Employees engage with DB BEST Students

BREADS was privileged to host a team of volunteers from Deutsche Bank at DB BEST Academy, BREADS’ skill training centre, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore on 2 February 2023. This volunteering was a part of their employee-engagement programme. Deutsche Bank partners with BREADS to financially support the running of this centre, and this physical activity with the BREADS

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Observance of National Youth Day by KISMAT Kozhikode

The KISMAT programme under BREADS Bangalore, in association with the Mukkom Municipality, conducted a tug-of-war competition for the guest workers in Kozhikode district on 8 Jan 2023 at Don Bosco College, Mampetta, in observance of National Youth Day. The programme was inaugurated by Fr. Jeeson Nelluvelil, (Rector, Don Bosco Centre, Mampetta), with a message of

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FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT for Migrants in Thrissur

With the intention of spreading awareness among migrant workers about the harmful effects of substance usage, a football tournament was organised on 8 January 2023, at Bethany St. John’s Higher Secondary School, Kunnamkulam, by the Thrissur Excise and Labour Departments in collaboration with KISMAT, a programme of BREADS. The tournament was conducted as part of

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Migrants’ Cricket Premier League by KISMAT Thrissur

The Thrissur Migrant Help Desk (MHD) of the Kerala Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT) in collaboration with the Excise Department, organised an exciting football tournament among the migrants at Thiroor, Thrissur on 1 January 2023. The MHD team used the cricket tournament to spread awareness about drug abuse among the migrants. Four teams from

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Child-Friendly Local Governance (CFLG) in Karnataka

Fulfilling the vision of Child-Friendly Local Governance (CFLG) in Karnataka, BREADS joined hands with UNICEF in 6 districts namely Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Ramanagara, Mandya, Chitradurga, and Davanagere. As a first step, the concept of CFLG was introduced to various stakeholders (including the Panchayat head, ward members, Panchayat Development Officers, ASHA workers, Anganwadi teachers, etc.) and selected

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Inauguration of the 32nd Skill Training Batch – Don Bosco Makkalalaya

The 32nd batch of skill training at Don Bosco Makkalalaya, Mysuru (implementing partner of BREADS Bangalore) was formally inaugurated on 15 December 2022. The ceremony was attended by the new batch of students along with their parents, and the staff. Don Bosco Makkalalaya offers three-month skill training courses in two domains—Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Retail

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Drug Awareness Campaign by DREAM Kottayam

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme team in Kottayam organised a public rally on 3 December 2022 to spread awareness about drugs, in association with Vimukthi (an anti-narcotics campaign launched by the Government of Kerala) and Sahodaya (Association of CBSE Schools, Kottayam). The public rally from Lourdes Public School to Thirunakkara Maidanam in

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A Day of Fulfilment

In Bhadravati, BREADS is actively involved in the development and promotion of handicrafts through trainings in tailoring and arecanut plate-making, while also providing marketing opportunities through participation in fairs and exhibitions. Don Bosco Bhadravati (BREADS’ implementing partner) witnessed the successful completion of the third batch of the tailoring and arecanut plate-making trainings on 30 November

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Awareness Programmes by KISMAT Karnataka

The Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT— a BREADS’ project) conducted different awareness programmes during November 2022 in various parts of Bangalore city. All the sessions began with an introduction to KISMAT’s services for migrant workers, along with the distribution of pamphlets. It continued with awareness sessions on how to keep healthy and maintain good

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A DREAM taking shape—Don Bosco Sadan (Rehabilitation Centre for Boys)

Don Bosco Sadan, Rehabilitation Centre for Boys at Monvila, Thiruvananthapuram was officially inaugurated by Shri. Antony Raju (Hon. Minister for Road Transport, Govt of Kerala) on 26 November 2022. The centre, envisioned by the Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) as part of its Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) initiative, is part of

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Volunteer Training programme by DREAM

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme, a BREADS initiative, conducted a three-day volunteer training on ‘Addiction Counselling and Psychotherapies’ from 24 – 26 November 2022 at Don Bosco Sadan (Rehabilitation Centre for Boys), Monvila, Thiruvananthapuram. The programme was inaugurated by Fr. M K George (Rector, Don Bosco Monvila) in the presence of the

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Inauguration of the 19th Skill Training Batch – DB BEST Academy

The 19th skill training batch at DB BEST Academy (an initiative of BREADS Bangalore) was formally inaugurated on 19 November 2022. The ceremony was attended by the new batch of students along with their parents, and the staff. The programme began with a prayer song by the students, the lighting of the lamp, followed by the

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Children’s day celebration by DREAM Kochi

“Children of today will make the world of tomorrow”- Jawaharlal Nehru Childhood is a blessing and the most fun-filled phase of life. In this spirit of fun and joy, Children’s Day was celebrated on 13 November 2022 at Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan, Palluruthy, along with 600 children and the staff. The Children’s Day programme, and

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KISMAT partners with Responsenet on Health and Safety Awareness for Sanitary Workers

The Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT— a BREADS’ project) supported Responsenet Development Services, Delhi in organising a Health and Safety Awareness programme for manual scavengers in association with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB). The programme was conducted at the BWSSB offices in Jaibharath Nagar and Vasanth Nagar on 3 and

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These smiling faces shine brighter than any lamps!!

It is Diwali season; and Mr. Rajinder Gandotra (Founder-CEO of Avekshaa Technologies Pvt Ltd), along with his team in Bangalore, gifted 15 children, a day packed with happiness.  The young girls are less-privileged children from Devadurga and Bangalore, who receive educational support from Mr. Rajinder Gandotra through BREADS. These children were invited as special guests

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Tying up criminals instead of making ropes

Over the past years, Don Bosco Devadurga has been running a bridge school centre for child labourers. The school course, which is a process of rescue and rehabilitation, lasts for one year. “Our staff makes an assessment of the child’s learning level at the beginning, and organises them into learning groups, depending on the educational

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MOCHANA: Anti-drug week observance in connection with Gandhi Jayanthi

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme team in Thiruvananthapuram organised a week-long campaign Mochana, in connection with Gandhi Jayanthi. The programme was inaugurated by Fr Saji Elambasseril (DREAM District Director) on 27 September 2022. The team spread awareness on the impact of drugs among students and other groups of people through different activities:

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International Congress of Salesian Works and Social Services

The International Congress of Salesian Works and Social Services (OSSS) was held from 28 September to 2 October 2022 in Turin-Valdocco. The platform gave an opportunity for 300 delegates from all the 91 Salesian provinces across the world, to reflect and share their experiences in the social work field and to strengthen their actions through

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Observance of Gandhi Jayanthi by DREAM Wayanad

In observance of Gandhi Jayanthi, DREAM Wayanad organised a Lahari Virudha Sandesha Yatra (Anti-drug campaign) in collaboration with the Janamaithri Suraksha Project of the Kerala Police, Sulthan Bathery, and the local auto drivers, on 1 October 2022. Around 40 autorickshaw drivers from various unions participated in an auto rally, displaying boards on their vehicles that

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Review of CREAM III with the Programme Directors

Bangalore Rural Educational and Development Society (BREADS) conducted a two-day review meeting for the programme directors of the Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM III) on 22 and 23 September 2022. There were 13 participants in the meeting including 9 programme directors from Bangalore, Ramanagara, Mysuru, Chitradurga, Vijayanagara, Raichur, Yadagir, Kalaburagi, and Bidar along

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Distribution of Backpacks by KISMAT, Karnataka

The Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT), a BREADS’ project, extended its support to 25 migrant families in K. Narayanapura, Bangalore, through the distribution of 25 backpacks on 16 September 2022. The beneficiaries were very happy and expressed their gratitude to BREADS and the KISMAT staff. A short awareness programme on the rights of children

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Leadership Training for School Children- DREAM Kottayam

The Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring (DREAM) programme team in Kottayam organised a two-day residential leadership training for school students, in collaboration with Don Bosco Puthupally & Vimukthi Mission Kottayam, on 5 – 6 September 2022 at Chaitanya Pastoral Centre, Thellakom. The training programme benefitted 40 students from different schools in Kottayam district. The children

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