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720 EVENING REMEDIAL CLASSES FOR THE SLUM KIDS IN ANDHERI

posted Aug 28, 2019, 9:04 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 28, 2019, 9:04 AM ]
Andheri (Mumbai), August 2019: St. Dominic Savio’s institution is running special remedial classes for the children from nearby slums in Andheri East, Mumbai. The project has been running successfully since 1995 and this year is a special year for them as the institute of St Dominic Savio celebrates its Golden Jubilee. 160 boys and girls benefit from these classes regularly – which is part of the project funded by Kindermissionswerk (Aachen, Germany).

The objective of running this evening remedial classes is to reach out to the poor children in our neighbourhood and provide them with a conducive environment and facility to study, play and take part in various extracurricular activities keeping in mind their holistic development.

This year the Evening Study Class opened on 17-June; however, the official inauguration of the academic year took place on 5-July 2019 which was also celebrated as the feast of St Dominic Savio. The highlights of the evening were a prayer service in honour of St Dominic Savio, a short presentation on his life, a drawing competition and the prize distribution. Present for the event were Fr Brian Moras (Rector - St Dominic Savio), Fr Shekar Mariadas (Vice-Rector) and Fr. Ranson D’Souza (Project Director). Father Moras officially welcomed the children especially those who were new to Dominic Savio’s and wished them a bright and fruitful year ahead.

Last academic year when St Dominic Savio Andheri celebrated its Golden Jubilee, one of the projects undertaken by the community along with the past pupils is providing the children with a well-furnished Library and a Computer Lab. The counselling centre ‘Prafulta’ has also stepped in by making available 2 counsellors to whom the children could speak to. This year there has begun another initiative of teaching the children to read, write and speak in English. This English class has already begun from 3pm to 4pm every day. This has definitely boosted the enthusiasm of the children to learn more and equip them for the future.