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Centenarian Salesian priest at Chennai
Fr. Cedric Anthony Bout celebrated his 100th birthday amongst his fellow priests and brothers, as...
Vocation Promotion – Challenges and proposals
In today’s scenario, because of erosion of family values and lower number of children, lack...
Charting a good career path
The Vocational Guidance Commission met on August 22, 2017 at The Citadel, Chennai to discuss...
We accompany the discovery of the individual’s vocation and life plan or project in view of a commitment to transforming the world according to God’s design. SYMFoR, p. 149 (cf. C. 34, 35, 37; R. 9)
The Salesian Youth Pastoral Ministry addressing the concerns of Vocational Dimension is considered to be effective more in terms of personal beliefs, values and self-fulfilment. The young are helped to discover their own vocation / life’s proposal as a commitment to transform the world in conformity with God’s plan, both in the society and in the Church.
• Helping the young to discover themselves, identify their talents and develop their competencies, in order to become effective.
• Continuing our help for the young to identify their prospective career choices based on their aptitude and ability.
• Offering the Catholic youth a conducive environment to listen to the promptings of God and choose to join the institutes of consecrated and apostolic life.
• Organizing altruistic youth activities which will form the young in self-giving.
Question and Answers:
Yes. We’ve taken up series of actions like career day, career fair, Career Guidance, and education fair. Interacting with many school correspondents and principals for organizing career development programs through known resources. Demonstrated the importance and impact of this programs in various congregation level Principals meetings. Circulated Handouts all around the province.
Don Bosco Vazhikaatti Chennai – Perambur is the head office, other 8 sub centers are Kancheepuram, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Erode, Kotagiri and Pondicherry.
This program supports the province to eradicate school dropouts, and also shows the way for their career and employment opportunity to horn their skill and uplift their life in the society.
Yes! We have a full time Vocation promoter.
The province organizes 6 one day camps in the month of December in 6 different districts. The programme is called ‘Come and See’. The vocation promoter addresses the students in different schools both Salesian and non-Salesian setups from the month of June to November. During this visit, he speaks to them about Salesian way of life and collects the names of those students who would like to know more about the same. These students are regularly contacted through letters, messages and phones. In the month of December one day intensive come and see programme is organized to have a live-in experience. The students selected in this camp are called for One Month camp in the month of December. The camps activities are programmed in four levels namely Human, Spiritual, intellectual and Mission. Camps are well planned and programmed. We are able to give right motivation to students at the start itself.
Morning talks, homilies, good night talks and conferences on Vocations. The rector and the other Salesians identify, follow up and motivate candidates personally. Reading materials are distributed.
Animation for parents are organized on a regular basis at lease thrice in a year to make the parents know the kind of formation their children go through and we also tell them how important is their role in accompanying towards religious life.
Career guidance, career counseling and employability skill programs help the young discover their meaning in life and thus aid them to live it.
Through these effective steps, individuals identify their interest, skills, personality towards their career development.
Career Guidance is to help 10th and 12th students to choose a field that is in tune with their skills and their job expectations. Thus, with the help of career guidance, most candidates end up choosing the right career, and perform their level best, which ultimately helps them succeed. Choosing a career that matches one’s aptitude and personality itself translates into professional success and popularity.
BOSCO EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS TRAINING (BEST) PROGRAMME
A degree makes an individual eligible to apply for a job but to be successful in the role he/she will need to demonstrate a range of flexible skills. Employers valued employability skills as the most important factor when recruiting graduates. Because the labour market is intensely competitive, and employers in private, public and the third sector are looking for people who are flexible, take the initiative and have the ability to undertake a variety of tasks in different environments.
Institution Name: Don Bosco Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Tirupattur
Date: 29th June 2017, Friday
Total Beneficiaries: 48 students (SPL, ASPL, 6 – 12th Class/Club Leaders, House Captains)
TEACHERS ANIMATION & PARENTING SKILLS
Teacher training programs focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools, so that greater numbers of students achieve in both academic and non-academic.
Parenting programs aimed at strengthening the parenting skills like,
IAS / IPS AWARENESS CAMP 2017
Don Bosco Vazhikaatti, Chennai centre conducted 6th year Civil Service Examination (CSE) Awareness camp (A Residential training program) for the selected 24 students from 11th & 12th Standard. It was organized by Rev. Fr. Andrews Stephen Raj SDB (Director, DBV) and Fr. Edward SDB (Asst. Director, DBV).
Programme Duration: 30th April to 6th May 2017
Venue: DON BOSCO HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, PERAMBUR
Special Guest for Inaugural: Mr. Nanda Kumar, IRS (Income Tax Commissioner–Chennai)
Special Guest for Valedictory: Mr. Thirunavukkarasu, IPS (DGP L&O–Chennai)
Organizers: Fr. Andrews Stephen Raj, Director-DBV and Fr. Edward, Asst. Director-DBV
Camp Chief: Mr. Rabbi Raymond & Bro. Joe Anand SDB
Coordinator: Mr. Prem, Department of Training, DBV Chennai
Venue: St. Antony’s Shrine, Armenian St. Parry’s
Date: 21st October 2017, Saturday
DON BOSCO TECH SOCIETY
Don Bosco Tech is a network of more than 350+ Don Bosco Skill Training centers making it the largest NGO engaged in livelihood training in India. With a Mission SKILLING INDIA, Don Bosco Tech aims at imparting market-oriented, employment-linked Skill Training to 2 million youngsters by 2022.
TECH MAHINDRA CSR PROGRAMME
Don Bosco Vazhikaatti and Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF) jointly start SMART (Skills for Market Training) and SMART T (Technical) Centers which offers four/six months free vocational training for the under privileged candidates.
Two Seminars are to be arranged, one in September and another sometime later. Fr.Seba is to coordinate, first at the Province level, during Quarterly Holidays.
Theme for the Seminar : Constitutional Rights of the Marginalized and Minorities
AUGUST – Tirupattur
SEPTEMBER – Chennai
OCTOBER – Pondy
NOVEMBER - Vellore