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YANKEE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AT SNEHA BHAVAN

  This is the third group of American Inner city youth , Yankee Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury, Boston, M.A. to visit Sneha Bhavan. The group arrived at 4.30 p.m. on Feb.22 and were accorded a warm welcome by Fr. Joe Fernandez, the staff and children.(Read More)
     

AWARD OF EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  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!(Read More)
     

TWENTY TO CRACK SSLC 2017

  SSLC exams define how a student is going to fare in life! The results tend to determine his future course of studies and this year we have 12 boys and 8 girls taking up the challenge with courage and determination. (Read More)
     

 

 
 
 

DON BOSCO DAY – WE ARE A FAMILY

  All the children, staff and friends of Don Bosco Snehan Bhavan Project joined the whole Salesian world to honour their father and founder Don Bosco on January 31 at 10.30 a.m., at ‘Don Bosco’, Palluruthy. The day was marked by prayer, entertainment, good food and joy! (Read More)
     

DON BOSCO DAY at Don Bosco Boys’ Home, Palluruthy!

db   Jan 31 is celebrated by the Salesians of Don Bosco all over the world as Don Bosco Day commemorating the death of the saint on Jan. 31, 1888.(Read More)
     

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AT SENHA BHAVAN!

  Christmas is marked by colour, music, sharing of gifts and fellowship. All the children from all our Homes with the staff gathered at Sneha Bhavan for our annual Christmas celebrations on Dec. 17 at 6.30 p.m. (Read More)
     

CHILDREN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

  Children are always our priority! It is during such celebrations as Children’s Day that we highlight the value of children in society! (Read More)
     

NAVY WEEK CELEBRATIONS BY NIAT

    For the children of Sneha Bhavan, Don Bosco and Valsalya Bhavan Navy Week has a special significance. (Read More)
     

SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENTS

  On Sep. 28 we had a very simple yet solemn function at Don Bosco, Palluruthy, with no VIPs being present, to offer educational help to 21 high school students representing 7 schools in Palluruthy. (Read More)
     

OUR LOVING TRIBUTE TO MOTHER THERESA

  We thank you and love you dear Mother Theresa for your inspiring life!
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”. Mother Teresa .
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PARTICIPAPTORY EDUCATION

    “Thank you for this meeting. Now I know what all things you are offering our children. I did not have even a fraction of what they receive as I grew up!” and turning to the children around her she said:” .... (Read More)
     

ADMISSION TO OUR HOMES

    The vast number of our children in our five ‘homes’ is from disturbed single parent families. The rest are total orphans! They are referred to us by CWC ( Child Welfare Committee). (Read More)
     

LAUNCHING A NEW VENTURE – ‘DON BOSCO PSYCHO-SOCIAL SUPPORT CENTRE’

    Don Bosco Psycho-Social Support Centre inaugurated on April 30, 2016 by mayor Soumini Jain is a community-centred project. ... (Read More)
     

CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION

    We thank them for their significant service to us and pray for God’s choicest blessings upon them! (Read More)
     

SNEHA BHAVAN BUILDING GETS STARTED

  The construction of the new home for Sneha Bhavan children is in progress slowly and steadily. We do hope and pray that the home will be ready within a year! We are grateful to our beloved Mayor Mrs. Soumini Jain and her dedicated team for their personal interest in the affairs of Sneha Bhavan. (Read More)
     

19 TO CRACK SSLC EXAMS

  Nine girls and ten boys are having a go at cracking SSLC EXAMS! This marks the first phase in the educational adventure of our students most of whom had not enjoyed the privilege of a systematic early education! (Read More)
     

BOUNCY CASTLE

  The children of Sneha Bhavan and Don Bosco, Palluruthy had one of the most exciting experience of the year on Feb. 28,2016! They were full of mirth as they bounced with all their might in their new magic castle. (Read More)
     

DON BOSCO DAY!!

  350 children, staff, past pupils, wards of children, Salesian Cooperators, Fathers, Sisters, Coordinators of Bosco Kids and well-wishers, gathered together at Don Bosco Boys’ Home Palluruthy on 30, Jan. (Read More)
     

2016 – A YEAR WITH LOTS OF BLESSINGS!

    Don Bosco Sneha Bhvan is a project that is sustained by the miraculous, awesome intervention of God. We have been experiencing the prodigality of God’s love through many of our dear friends, volunteers , agencies and benefactors! (Read More)
     

HE TOO IS ONE OF US

  “ HE TOO IS ONE OF US” is the theme of the street play presented by Sneha Bhavan Annexe, highlighting the exploitation of the migrant laborers by the very people who are supposed to ensure their rights as human beings! (Read More)
     

CHRISTMAS – THE FEAST OF JOY OF COMING TOGETHER

  Christmas is celebrated with much gusto bringing together all the inmates and staff of our six care homes. The glorious feast of Christmas was celebrated with much pomp and joy on Dec. 19 at Sneha Bhavan, Palluruthy. (Read More)
     

CELEBRATING CHICKEN POX

  Chicken pox is a disease that often calls for isolation leading to boredom! However, this is not the case with our children of Sneha Bhavan( Home for small children). (Read More)
     

HAPPILY MARRIED

  It was a day of rejoicing when Dhanesh and Jeejy arrived at Don Bosco as man and wife on 16, Nov.! Dhanesh and Jeejy got married on Nov.8,2015 at Thalassery. (Read More)
     

LET CHILDREN COME! CHILDREN’S DAY

  “ This is such a great event! I never imagined that 1000 children belonging to various religious beliefs could be brought together for such a fiesta! I am truly overwhelmed!” quipped Divya Jain. ” (Read More)
     

“LOVE CHILDREN, SAVE NATURE!”

  In keeping with the concern of the whole humanity for the preservation of nature Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan organized a painting presentation by children on this hallowed topic with the theme “LOVE CHILDREN, SAVE NATURE!” (Read More)
     

NIAT COCHIN COMES CALLING AGAIN!

  Not many may know what NIAT stands for. But for our children NIAT is part of their vocabulary as NAVAL INSTITUTE OF AERONAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY! (Read More)
     

ADARSH – A BOY WHO KEEPS SMILING!

    There are experiences that stir your emotions and soften your whole being in a most incredible way. This was what happened to me the other day when little 8 year-old Adarsh was brought to me as I sat chatting with a few kids. Adarsh wore a charming smile. (Read More)
     

TWO HEART VALVES TO BE REPLACED

    Joby Josy has been with us for the past five years and is now in class X. He lost his father several years ago and his mother is in a hospice for mentally ill patients. (Read More)
     

A NEW HOME FOR SNEHA BHAVAN CHILDREN!

  September 26, 2015 will down in the history of Sneha Bhavan as a memorable date. It marked the official foundation stone laying of a new building, that is estimated to cost more than 2 crores, after months of anxious wait! (Read More)
     

FIVE FOR THE NATIONALS

    When it comes to KURASH Don Bosco, Pallurthy seems to be invincible as the team’s winning spree suggests. (Read More)
     

LIVING WITH SURPRISES AND MIRACLES!

    Begun in 1974 in collaboration with the Cochin city administration for the care and protection of the most deprived children in society, Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan project has today six centres. (Read More)
     

SHEILA’S LIFE

    Sheila looks big for her age. Considering her age Sheila is not too old to be in IX grade. There is something beyond her looks and appearance. She was referred to us by children’s court since her home was not the safest place for her to stay. (Read More)
     

CHAMPS AGAIN

    When it comes to prove their mettle our children are not shy! They do their best and earn the prize! There is no holding them back in the face of ‘competition’. They let their fellow competitors have a run for their money.... (Read More)
     

THE NEW YEAR STATISTICS

  June 1, 2015 was the beginning of the new academic year. It was such a delightful sight to see children dressed in their school uniform marching cheerfully to their school with their heavy bags .... (Read More)
     

MY LITTLE NAUGHTY ANGELS

  I can see heaven in his eyes! They look like two tiny bright stars shining softly in a peace-filled night. I wonder how any human being even with an iota of love in his/her heart abandon this little angel ! ... (Read More)
     

GOOD SAMARITANS – NOT ONE BUT SIX

  “ Father, can we help you? We want to do something for your children.” I was excited to hear such lovely words. They made me relax! These two arrived at the scene precisely when I was .... (Read More)
     

‘BOSCO KIDS’ – AN AMAZING PHENOMENON

  The summer of 2015 was packed with all kinds of thrilling programmes for the neighbourhood children – a weeklong camp, computer skilling camp, a picnic and finally an anniversary celebrations!... (Read More)
     

SNEHA BHAVAN LONGING FOR A NEW BUILDING

  Sneha Bhavan children have been housed since 1974 in what looks like more than a century old building which used to be an oil mill. Tiled roof and large halls partitioned into rooms served as Director’s office, store room, staff room,... (Read More)
     

20/20 - 100 PERCENT PASS

  Twenty of our children wrote the SSLC( Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Exams this March. The results have brought us much joy. All the twenty children ( 14 boys and 6 girls) passed the exams. (Read More)
     

BEST PLAYER – SUB JUNIOR CHAMP

  Siju is definitely a champ! He did demonstrate his prowess as a kurash champ in the state level competition organized by Muthoot Finance in March 2015. Siju won the best sub junior player title in the contest. (Read More)
     

WHEN MASSACHUSETTS CAME CALLING

  Correspondence was going on for almost a year ! The day finally arrived when 14 teens with their mentors came to visit us on Feb.23. They were the lucky inner city kids to have a tour of India. (Read More)
     

CHILDREN’S DAY AT SNEHA BHAVAN, PALLURUTHY.

  “ Children are our treasure and they need to be treated as such. I am happy that Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan does just that”, said commodore Sanjeev Dureja , the director of NIAT, Cochin who was the chief guest of the day. (Read More)
     

CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCES

  There are all kinds of experiences in life. Some of them leave you dazed! They transform your life. They cannot but touch the most sensitive chords of your life. I had the most humbling experience this Christmas transporting me to a world of gratitude! (Read More)
     

FROM THE LAND OF THE SILVER FERN AND ...........

  At the end of their eight-day stay at Don Bosco, RaymondTaff, the expedition leader, World Challenge, entered in the Visitors’ book : “ It’s not often that I see a place that truly has the feelings of others at the top of its priorities. …. (Read More)
     

OUR TROPHY-WINNERS

 

Our children seem to have a way of winning trophies even with the minimum of coaching . They have a fighting spirit which comes out of their intense longing for survival. (Read More)

     

MEETING FOR CHILDREN

  “ I feel very much comforted at the assurance that my children are in safe hands and that they are not just my children only but they belong to Don Bosco too.” (Read More)
     

DON BOSCO DAY CELEBRATIONS

  “ I feel very much comforted at the assurance that my children are in safe hands and that they are not just my children only but they belong to Don Bosco too.” (Read More)
     

 

 
 
 
 
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