Andaman – Port Blair: DIYAA

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Andaman – Port Blair: DIYAA

The History

Following the visit by the provincial team in 1996 Salesians undertook parish work, a technical school and the service of Youth Direction at the diocesan level. Frs.Maria Arulraj and Patrick Alphonse came in 1997 and on 16th August 1998, the Ferrargunj parish was handed over to the Salesians. Gradually the Salesians branched into social work and
organised the people into Self Help Groups. The technical school was begun as a response to contain the alarming situation of the youth who were 75% school dropouts. With the assistance of COMIDE, in 2003, a 2 wheeler workshop for boys, at Lalpahar was begun in the land bought in 2001 by Fr.Patrick Alphonse along with a tailoring institute at Ferrargunj. In the post tsunami scenario technical education received a boost in funding through the German Government projects. In 2012, a English Medium School has been initiated on the CBSE pattern at Lalpahar itself -while the technical school has been scaled down to driver-training for the youth at the same venue. The service of the diocesan youth direction has been after the contribution by 4 Salesians like Fr.Cassius Correya, Dolphie
Sequeira etc., retracted into the diocesan hands again.

Activities And Sectors
The Salesian Community at DIYAA caters to the non-formal technical training of poor youngsters of the region through a few courses – driving (100 boys a year), tailoring (40 girls) computers (25). The community also offers hostel facilities for the poor and deserving boys.

Academinc Ed: Don Bosco School (CBSE), Technical Ed: Driving, Hostel for Boys. Pastoral Ministry: Substation, Small Christian Communities (SCC). Youth Ministry: Youth Centre. Social Ministry: Evening Study Centre.

Don Bosco School
Chouldari - 744 103
S. Andaman

(03192) 289 380 - House
(03192) 289 381 - School

P Deva Anbu Joseph - In-charge/V/P: DB School/YMC
P Gerard Pinto - Dr: DISHA/Ap
L Nicodim Tete - Assistant
(Congregation of Disciples)