The Don Bosco auditorium, Palluruthy, Cochin, witnessed a very simple and yet solemn function on March 21, 2017 when sixty six students were presented with an envelope carrying a cheque for Rs. 5000 as the initial help to pursue their dreams!
The function was unique marked by the absence of any VIPs. The awards were presented by local community kudumbasree leaders involved in the development of society. There were no political statements and no big publicity in the media!
The programme began with a prayer and welcome by Fr. Tomy Valliyamthadathill, director, Childline, Cochin. Fr. Joe Fernandez, the executive director presented the various aspects of the project inviting the students and parents to be partners in fulfilling their dreams and make lasting contribution to the progress of the nation. Fr. Deepu Mathew, director Don Bosco explained future programmes and Fr. N.M. Thomas, director Sneha Bhavan proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Umaiba coordinated the entire function.
We believe that saving a child is saving generations and education is the best investment we can make in the life of any child! It is this deep conviction that prompted Don Bosco Welfare Centre Society to launch a project to help children who are intelligent and want to pursue higher education but experience financial burden to follow up their dreams. The project is intended to help 100 deserving students.
Plans are afoot to assist the students keeping in touch with their homes and their educational institutions besides offering timely sessions related to education and parenting.
The project is made possible by the financial assistance from KPMG Global Services who partner with us in many of our services in bringing about visible and useful changes in society.