Chennai – Wisdom Town in the News

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The History of the HouseDon Bosco Wisdom Town has come into existence as the brain child of Fr. Gerard Nelliyotukonam who began it originally as a sports school to facilitate placement of youngsters with suitable sports quota jobs. 6.5 acres of Land having been acquired over the years from 1992 from Mr. Govinda Rao, owner of the popular monthly publication called “Wisdom” and the place has now come to be called “Don Bosco – Wisdom Town”. This land became the home to Don Bosco Matriculation school which was begun in 2006 to support the expenses of the old age home -Jeeva Jyothi. This plot also houses a football pitch with galleries along with Mc Ferran Sports hostel -which in collaboration with sports development authority of Tamil Nadu admitted government sponsored children. This hostel also began to take on boys of non-sports quota from 2011 and thus today it houses 31 boys after which the government project too ceased. It is hoped that the government sponsorship would again commence in 2015 onwards. In 1998 a 2-acre land bought nearby for 3 lakhs has grown today to be the Jeeva Jyothi Home for the Aged which today houses 100 residents.

Activities And Sectors

The Salesian community at Don Bosco – Wisdom Town caters to the education of the young of the locality through Primary School and Matriculation High school, and care of the old age inmates and leper and other social outreach programmes.YaR Ministry: Shelter Homes for Street Children- Children’s Home for boys and girls (Bosco Illam/Saranalayam)- Open Shelter- Mi-grant youth services – Vocational Training Centre- After Care Home- Non-Formal Education in Slums – Evening Study Centers-CHILDLINE 1098- Children Parliament – ICPS – Alternative Child Care – Sponsorship Programmes– Shelter for homeless.

Chennai – Wisdom Town in the Photo Gallery

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    P John Peter Suvickan - R/Cd/P

    Contact Person

    P John Peter Suvickan - R/Cd/P

    Contact Details

    location_cityDon Bosco Wisdom Town No. 3, Grant Lyon Vadaperumbakkam Redhills, Chennai 600 052 (044) 2631 0459 - Rector 7604816001 - Fr. Gerard (044) 3290 0030 - Principal (044) 3299 5990 - DBMHSS Office 9952922171 - DBMHSS


    P John Peter Suvicken R/P P John Santhosam V/Cd/La P Jayaprakash Kodadala A/Ys P Praveen Antony Ds/Vo