The History of the HouseDon Bosco Youth Animation Centre, is situated at the Ennore Creek, 18 Kms. from the heart of Chennai city. It stands in idyllic surroundings with the Bay of Bengal on one side and the placid backwaters on the other. Away from the noise of the city, the quiet atmosphere here is conducive to reflection, prayer, meditation and sharing. Don Bosco Youth Animation Centre is God’s gift, especially to the young. Intended primarily to serve young people, the centre has now extended its services to adults too.

A 12-acre sprawling campus, purchased by the Salesians in 1982 beside Kathivakkam High Road, Ennore had a natural growth into a centre for Retreat and Renewal. DBYAC has always attracted the attention of people who sought God in nature and solitude. This place, filled with exquisite greenery, picturesque pathways, backwaters and dazzling trees is an ideal place to relax, learn and pray. This Centre gives accommodation to people of all beliefs and needs who look for a place where they can find a peaceful atmosphere away from the crowd and the noise of the city.

Activities And Sectors

The Community at Don Bosco Youth Animation Centre caters to the formation of young people and youth groups through animation programmes for young people and youth animators; retreats and spiritual programmes for the youth and youth workers and psychological counselling helps to those in need. The community also reaches out to the neighbourhood through evening study centre and youth group.Retreat & Spirituality Centre. Youth Centre – Social Ministry: Evening Study Centre – Multi-Disciplinary Resource Forum. Pastoral Services

Chennai – Ennore in the Photo Gallery

    House Head

    Contact person
    P John Christy - R/YPD of the Province/PC

    Contact Person

    P John Christy - R/YPD of the Province/PC

    Contact Details

    location_cityDon Bosco Youth Animation Centre 406, Don Bosco Wallace Road Kathivakkam High Road Ennore, Chennai - 600 057. (044) 25751450 - House (044) 25751728 - House


    P John Christy R/YMD of the Province/PC P Oswalt Devadass V/A/Ys L Arokiasamy Velanganny Social Ministry