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1257 Distribution of Free Educational Material for Slum Children

posted Apr 3, 2021, 3:32 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 3, 2021, 3:40 AM ]
Mumbai, March 2021:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) distributed school bags, stainless steel water-bottles, lock-seal tiffin boxes and geometry boxes to 184 children residing in the various slums of Mumbai. This venture was financially supported by the Association of Auxilium India (Seregno, Italy) in loving memory of Maria Tagliabue in Radaelli.

Following strictly the COVID-19 restrictions: 4 different events at different timings were held on 31-March at Don Bosco Matunga with less than 50 children for each of the distribution programs. Fr Bernard Fernandes (Principal – Don Bosco High School, Matunga) was the chief guest for all the four programs. In his inspiring speeches; he explained to the children the need of studying well and apart from enjoying their games, he urged them to study well in order to have a bright future.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director - DBDS) speaking on the occasion thanked the Association of Auxilium India for their support. He also informed that all these children attend the daily remedial classes conducted by DBDS in the various slums of Mumbai which is part of the MGL Disha Project.

The distribution took place in the Don Bosco School Hall - with less than 25% attendance of its full sitting capacity due to the COVID-19 restrictions. All the other mandatory regulations like: sanitizing of hands, checking of temperatures, wearing of masks and social distancing were strictly followed; these precautions were personally monitored by Fr Rolvin himself. The children went back delighted and grateful for all that they received to enhance their educational journey.

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