The History of the House
Don Bosco Anbu Illam, a HOME AWAY FROM HOME (Boys Town), is located at Kavarapattai, 40 km from the city of Chennai. On 14th January 1994, the foundation stone, which was blessed by Mother Teresa, was laid by Rev. Fr. Sean McFerran SDB, the President of WE CARE organization in Belfast. The home was constructed by the director of Anbu Illam, Fr. M. Vincent Xavier SDB through the assistance of Fr. Karl Order SDB the mission procure at Germany with an initial budget outlay of Rs. 168 lakhs to realize the project within two years from 1995-1997. The shelter home thus began to function from 1997 with street children, run-away children, rag pickers, children at conflict with the law, abandoned children, refugees etc., A technical school was later added with many trades to benefit the residents and the needy youth who could not proceed with academic studies.
Don Bosco Anbu Illam
Home Away From Home
Bosco Nagar Panpakkam (Village)
Kavarapettai P.O. 601 206
(044)27925192 - House
(0) 7868050330 - House
(0) 9498052528 - Formal Tech. Centre.
firstname.lastname@example.org - ITC
Activities And Sectors
4.1 School Education:
As part of the YaR (Young at Risk) project, deserving children are accommodated at the centre and classified according to their capability for study. The children who are academically sound are sent to the neighbouring government schools at Panpakkam and Kaverapettai.
4.2 Formal & Non-Formal Vocational Training Centres:
Through this Non-formal training centre, technical education is offered in carpentry, welding, tailoring, electrician and motor mechanics. From the current year, through the initiative of the new director the courses are both central and state government affiliated (NCVT & State Board).
4.3 Transit School:
The street children and child labourers who have discontinued their studies are sent to the transit school, where they are given basic education with special attention. Depending on the needs and capacities of each candidate education will be provided. Once they are able to do well and cope with others, they are sent to regular academic schools, those unable to cope with are sent to learn non-formal trades. There are two teachers in the transit school.
YaR Ministry: Kavarapettai Don Bosco Anbu Illam Social Service Society (Regd.) Govt. Recognised Home - Home Away from Home. Shelter Home for Street - Working Children and Children in Crisis -Boarding for the Marginalized. Technical Ed: ITC [SCVT & NCVT] Computer, Welding, Electrician, Carpentry, Motor Mechanic, Fitter).