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Chennai – Wisdom Town
Don 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”, the place has 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 began to take on also 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 close by for 3 lakhs has grown today to be the Jeeva Jyothi Home for the Aged which having
began with 4 inmates, 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.
Don Bosco Anbu lllam (DBAI)
25, Kulandai Street
Park Town Chennai - 600 003
(044) 2535 2101/6885 - Office
(91) 9444031098 - Director
S Arul Prasanth - St: B.A. (Soc.) I Yr.
S Cruz Robert Antony - PT 1
P Francis Bosco - V/Ic: Migrant Youth/ Legal Cell
S Jerome Cyril - St: B.A. (Eng) II Yr.
P Joe Prabu - Ad/Ds Ph.D.(SW)
P John Bernard - A (M.K.B. Nagar)
P Joseph Leo Irudayasamy - R/Dr/A/YMC