Don Bosco Makkalalaya facilitates the education and rehabilitation of school dropouts and urban deprived children
Don Bosco Makkalalaya project Mysuru, started in 2006 was an initiative of Don Bosco Davengere, with the approval of the Provincial Council and assisted by the Provincial Development Office: BREADS. Initially, it was meant to reach out to child labourers below 14 years in Mysuru. In 2009, it was attached to Don Bosco Sreerampura, the Pre-novitiate House. Started from a rented house, today the project has two centres; one bought by the Salesians and another gifted by a generous family in memory of their deceased daughter. In 2015, the project became a Salesian ‘presence’ approved by the General Council, Rome.
Today, the project is a community-based programme for child labourers, school dropouts, and unemployed youth, offering education, skill training, job placement and career, reaching out to nearly 800 children and youth between 6 -35 years on a daily basis. Indirectly, the project reaches out to 5000 children in Government Schools through Child Right Clubs. The project includes a short–stay-home for urban deprived children between 6-14 year, 15 Foundation Schools in 10 slums for 500 children, 5 Bridge Schools in 5 slums for 100 children, Direct SSLC, Direct II PUC, and Don Bosco Tech for skill training and job placement.
Activities of Don Bosco Makkalalaya
Don Bosco Makkalalaya
No. 4662/3, Rajput Block
3rd Cross, Shivaji Road
N. R. Mohalla, Mysore – 570007
(0) 9448786914 (Executive Director)
Don Bosco Makkalamane
#1358 G & H Block, Anikethana Main Road
Kuvempunagar, Mysore – 570023
(0) 9008122017 (Assistant Director)