Province of Chennai   Animation of Youth Pastoral Commissions The animation of Youth Pastoral Commission in the Province of Chennai for the year 2014-2015 was held on various days to align and clarify the objectives and to delineate the action plan. On July 6th 2014 Meeting of Youth Pastoral Commissions and Sector Coordinators was organized and Fr. Maria Charles, the South Asian Delegate for Youth Ministry (DBYA) animated on the theme ‘Salesian Youth Ministry – Frame of Reference’. Discussions paved way for further planning, strategies and lines of action for the youth pastoral ministry for the year 2014-2015. Schools: The meeting of Schools commission was held on 20th July 2014. The discussion centered on various concerns, animation of groups and movements, career guidance and human rights education in schools. Technical Institutes: The members met on 20th July 2014 and formulated three actions plans for the Bicentenary namely, Job Mela cum Tech Expo, Skill competitions and DB Quiz targeting the youth in the Technical Institutes of the Province. Higher Education:  The higher education committee met on 26 July 2014 and discussed about positive points and challenges faced by the Institutions and outlines steps to provide quality education to the students. Parishes: The YPT-Parish dimension met on 23rd July 2014. Discussions were held about strengthening of BCCs and youth groups and various action plans. Youth Centres: The Youth Centre commission met on 23rd July 2014 to formulate the objectives, strategies, lines of action and time frame for youth ministry for the academic year 2014-2015. YaR: The YaR commission members met on 11th July 2014. The agenda consisted of discussion on YaR... read more