Salesians of Don Bosco Salesian Provincial House Chennai, Tamilnadu

This article provides you the complete details regarding the Salesian Ministry founded by the Saint.Don Bosco. This ministry is doing its best service for the empowerment of the Children's Education,health,Job opportunities and the services for differently abled people and are taking care of the Orphanages and much more.

About Salesians of Don Bosco

A Salesian is a member of the Society of Saint Francis of Sales, a Roman Catholic congregation founded in Turin in 1845 and dedicated chiefly to education and missionary work.The Salesians of Don Bosco consists of the service motive people who help the young people who really deserves. These group are in the Province of India for a period of 77 years in helping the Young People by doing Missionary activities. There are about 50 different centres doing a variety of activities for the uplift of young people of different categories.

There are about 359 salesians who dedicated their life for the sake of poor and marginalised people in rural and urban areas.
This Salesian Team Consists of 359 Members Sated above and they are as follows:
1. Priests -- 216
2. Deacons -- 09
3. Lay Brothers -- 21
4. Clerics -- 95
5. Novices -- 18

Total -- 359

They are involved in a variety of ministries as stated below in catering to the various sections of the Society, mostly the Children,youth,women and Special Groups of People.
Ministries run by the Salesian Soceity.

Type of Ministries / Total in Numbers
• Academic Schools --69
• Boardings & Hostels -- 46
• Institutes for Higher Education -- 10
• Technical Schools --58
• Youth Centres -- 35
• Parishes -- 20
• Social Empowerment centres -- 50
• Specialized Ministries (Prison & Gypsy) -- 32
• Departments -- 13

Academic Schools

These section offers the quality education to really deserving young people in the remote area in Northern Part of Tamil Nadu. Due to the Political Situation of the State and Country, they are forced to pay the Teachers by Them selves.

Type of Schools / Numbers
• Elementary Schools -- 10
• Primary Schools -- 20
• preparatory -- 14
• High Schools -- 11
• Higher Secondary Schools -- 06
• Matriculation & Anglo Indian Schools -- 08

Boardings and Hostels

This section of the missionary concentrates on providing an opportunity for children from remote villages to pursue their studies after their elementary Education and as a result of it, they are looking after about 100 to 200 boys. These Children are mostly from the deserving families and they are looking mostly for the free of cost.
For helping those students they are maintaining a corpus fund to provide them regular Scholarships

Boardings and Hostels / In Numbers
• Boardings and Orphanages -- 27
• Hostels -- 19

Higher Education by Salesian Members

As soon as children finish their Schoolings, they are guided to the Higher Education path by joining them in the colleges. The type of colleges available readily for them made via Salesian group are:

1. Arts and Science Colleges
2. B.Ed. Colleges
3. D.T.Ed Colleges
4. Distance Higher Education Centres

Technical Education by Salesian Group

These institutes are being run by the Salesian Group for those who can not afford for their Higher Education. Here they are providing hand-on-training for the young minds after their schoolings to make them employable and is available at free of Cost. This training Session are of two categories. One is 6 months course and other is one year course. For the purpose of training children in those skills, the institutes available are:

1. Polytechnic Colleges -- 01
2. Printing(Press) Polytechnic Colleges -- 01
3. Printing Press Training Institutes -- 01
4. Formal Technical Institutes -- 06
5. Non-Formal Technical institutes -- 22
3. I.T. Institutes / Computer Centres --25

Youth Centres in salesian Group

This has been established to bring co-operation among the youth minds in the week ends and in the evenings by making them gather at the centres of Don Bosco and engaging them in the recreational activities, Games, Value Education etc.,

1. Number of Youth Centres -- 22
2. Number of Oratories -- 13

Parishes run by Salesian Group

The Salesians Group are also involved in the caring of the Parishes, around 20 in Number in the urban and rural areas of Tamil Nadu. There are number of priests are available for the faith Formation of Catholics through Sunday catechism, animating of the associations and via youth groups.

Social Empowerment Centres by Salesian Group

1. Career Guidance/ Job Placement Centres -- 05
2. Self Employment programmes -- 13
3. self Help Groups -- 19
4. Village Integral Animation centres -- 02
5. Small Savings Schemes -- 07
6. Community Development Centre -- 04

Specialised Ministries

1. Shelter Homes -- 06
2. Dispensaries -- 09
3. Old Age Homes -- 05
4. Juvenile Ministries -- 01
5. Thurumbar Ministries -- 05
6. Gypsy Ministries -- 05
7. Home for HIV Patients -- 01

Departments Run By Salesian Ministries

1. Catechism and evangelisation Group
2. Communication Centre
3. Education and Culture
4. Youth Animation centre
5. Bosco Psychological Centre
6. Ashram & retreat Centre
Other Centres -- 07

Here the Salesian Group is pleading for the donations from the benefactors and kind hearted people for the proper running of the above mentioned institutes.

For more Information Contact :
Salesian Province House
The Citadel, No. 45, Landsons Road,
Chennai - 600 010

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Author: sudhan21 Oct 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Hello Francis,
I would state that you have provided the complete information on the school and the areas where it is specialized I too feel that The school is one of the best as I have been to this school once to participate in the sports activity.

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