Don Bosco Open School
The Don Bosco Open School is a rehabilitation initiative for 11th (+1) and 12th (+2) standard youth. The school is open to all students from very poor families, and are drop outs from the regular education system for one reason or another. They are often unable to get a place at regular schools. These children are given a chance to get back into the mainstream through the Don Bosco Open School needs-based education programme.
The Don Bosco Open School’s primary programme is in Commerce, providing academic training by qualified teachers in accounting, business studies, economics, English and political science. With the importance in Information Technology in India and globally, the commerce programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and know-how to be able to move into higher education and find employment in this booming industry.
Bosco Academy for Skills and Development
Don Bosco Tech (DB Tech) is a network of 125 Don Bosco skills training centres spread across India. Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan has collaborated with the DB Tech to develop the Bosco Academy for Skills and Development. This Academy offers youth aged 18-25 years, primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds, a certified hotel housekeeping training programme, developed in conjunction with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces.
Nava Jyoti Counseling & Training Centre
The Nava Jyoti Counseling & Training Centre is a facility for individual and group counselling. It provides training in counselling children and young people. The course brings together experience and expertise from Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan and individuals from other institutions who also work with marginalised children and youths.
This is the research, documentation and training centre of Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan. The following are the activities conducted by Yuva Marg:
- documentation and archiving
- training and seminars
- resource on marginalized children / youth
- research and awareness creation
- advocacy and legal support
Yuva Marg aims at transforming Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan into a centre of excellence for at-risk children and youth, with healthy social work practices and scientific temper.
Homelink Network & Missing Child Search
A key challenge in reuniting children with their families is identifying where their families are located and making contact. To help, Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan runs a project called Home Link, which is a documentation software for documenting the services for young at risk in all such types of projects. The information gathered through Home Link about missing and unaccompanied children can then be uploaded into a national missing childrens website.
This invaluable online tool enables the search of databases with the objective of identifying parents and families of those children who come into contact with Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan.
This project is run as a node of the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Kerala.